Posted in gender, size, sports, tagged Football, women on May 3, 2012|
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I was reading this article on espn discussing women trying to break the barrier and play football. when I started reading it I became excited that this is even a topic on espn because I know a lot of women who really enjoy playing this sport. Women who do play for a team that is not an all women’s league are mainly kickers for their program which is coincidentally the less contact position.
What I guess I don’t understand is why men feel they need to subject women as this delicate flower that will get crushed if they play football. there are very tough women out here who are even as tough as their male counterparts. Another thing that interested me is that their would be conflicts off the field if women were to play in the NFL. one thing that really stuck out was the lockeroom and how most of the bonding goes on their. even though that is true im sure the coaches and the players can find a way to bond with the opposite sex outside of the lockeroom, it has already been proven because men and women do it everyday. I don’t think that the lockeroom is the biggest situation so I think they are just trying to find ways to keep women out of the only sport that is male dominated.
another problem I have is when they discussed coaches telling females they can’t play football in high school because they don’t want them to get hurt. is that a stereotype or what i think if we were given the chance a lot of women can beat a man at any sport and hit and run with the best of them.
I guess with me being an athlete and playing football when I was younger, I just don’t see the problem with a female joining the sport
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Baseball is America’s pastime, but there is one problem, and that is the use of steroids. Steroids a synthetic hormone that promotes the retention of protein and the growth of tissue and the use can help and athlete build bigger muscles more faster. the problem i have with steroids is the unfairness that baseball gets by using steroids. To me i think it is a fake sports because now a days you don’t know who is using or now so you really don’t know who is naturally talented. I was reading the article and it discussed how if a player gets caught using steroids the first offense is treatment, which is basically a slap on the risk telling them not to do it again, and for five violations is a one year suspension. I do not think that it is fair, I think the rule should be first offense should be the one year suspension and the second offense should be getting kicked out of the league. The only reason i say this is because when they get older they are destroying their bodies for drugs, all they need to do is work on the talent that got them there, not put harsh chemicals in their body that can scar them for life.
These grown men should not be babied because they should know right from wrong and that steroids are bad, but they insist on using them. Should the League just legalize steroids so that way majority of the athletes don’t get in trouble and just call baseball America’s past time and just leave it in the past because baseball is not the same as it used to be, because I don’t think that this many people were using steroids back in the day. even though it is harming their bodies by making them infertile and gives you harmful psychological changes and even cancer, these athletes still use them just to get one up on their opponent.
Majority of the athletes playing baseball are on steroids, so we should just legalize it because even though they are getting caught they are not stopping. In order for the League to stop steroid use they would have to drug test the players everyday, but that is a waste of time and money because these men are grown they should know right from wrong. What should the commissioner do so the League can once again be America’s Pastime
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I was reading this article on Brittany Griner the female basketball player that plays for Baylor University Basketball team and who is the fourth women in basketball history to dunk. the only interesting thing about her is that when she dunks she dunks hard (like a male). even though she looks like a female many people in the world consider her to be a male that looks like a female only because the way she dunks no other female dunker has never been done before.
There were only three other women who have ever dunks before and they are Candace Parker, Sylvia Fowles, and Lisa Leslie. Brittany Griner makes it five and the best female Dunker the world has ever seen. what I don’t understand is why is it so hard to believe that she is just very athletic why can’t she just be a very athletic female and not a female that plays like a male or maybe a male in a female body.
the article discusses that she may have more testosterone than a ordinarly female but that is not uncommon so we can’t blame her and bash her for the gifts that God gave her to succeed all we can do it credit her for working on her craft and being the best female player she is.
As an athlete I somewhat understand what she goes through, because women are considered more manly because they play sports and the one’s that are really good are really stereotyped to play like a male because they are good and maybe resemble a males game but why can’t it just be a female playing like a female, because now a days females play more and more athletic and aggressive
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