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Why aren't women allowed to play professional football?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:03 am    Post subject: Why aren't women allowed to play professional football? Reply with quote

I'm not a football fan, but I think women should be allowed to play professional football. They should have as much freedom as men.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Women already play professional football. You have the Women's Football Alliance, Independent Women's Football League, & Women's Spring Football League, or if you're really daring (and please no one judge me for knowing what this is), the Lingerie Football League.

However, if you're talking about playing alongside men, it's great in theory, but not so great in practice. It's a body type issue. Even if you put Laila Ali (pre-pregnancy) or Cyborg Santos, the two absolute toughest & strongest women I could think of off the top of my head, on an NFL field, they'll still get run over by the 250-300 lb. men on the field. Women are just not strong enough to make it in the NFL.

To prove I'm not being sexist, an example. In my hometown there was a girl who managed to get on one of the high school teams as an offensive lineman. Now she was a star in Middle School & was the biggest person on that line. However, she got beat easily and generally run over. She ended the year with several injuries and her parents suing the school district because the other kids didn't go easy enough on her. The district had to remind them that kids wouldn't go easy on her because she was a girl because HS football is completely competitive and these kids are looking for scholarships.

Remember that that story was in high school. It would be much, much worse at the higher levels.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

women are aloud to play professional football, both american football and european football/soccer. it's just that womens sports don't get much media coverage. what i find even more unfair is that female athletes don't get paid as much as male athletes. look at soccer for example: a male soccer player can make several millions in a month, while female players rarely make enough money to live of their sports and often have to work beside playing their sport.

but they are places where females are not aloud to play sports, like certain african countries where it is considered an "abomination" and a threat to traditional values.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, due to generations of preference for females that were smaller and weaker, males have a noticeable gain in body structure and height.

Women do play football but I am going to agree that it is just safer for them to play with other females when it comes to football. Not because I am sexist but because the differences are there. I am just going by physics. A 300lb male slamming full force into 180lb female will result in injuries.

In less physical sports (like soccer and baseball), I think teams should be co-sex because the differences in body mass do not matter as much.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because if they played football, there wouldn't be as many to play rugby.

And I have tons of female friends who play or have played rugby.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

techn0teen wrote:
Not because I am sexist but because the differences are there. I am just going by physics. A 300lb male slamming full force into 180lb female will result in injuries.


A 300 lb male slamming into a 180 lb male might result in injuries. That's how I broke my neck. But i have no regrets. That's just the way it goes.
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