Getting back to women, why do we accept that with alleged equal rights for men and women, that women get a separate set of events. Surely women that are similarly in favour of equal treatment for woman, would be queueing up behind me saying that women's events should be abolished. For some reason, I can't see the line forming.
No, "equal rights" for women in athletics doesn't mean abolishing women-only competition and requiring women to compete with them. It could, arguably, mean providing women the option of competing with men should they choose to, e.g. Michelle Wie. Otherwise the "right" is giving women the same opportunity to compete against each other that men do. A right that was largely denied to many women until the last 100 years or so.
, you haven't cleverly discovered some hypocrisy in feminism. There. We're done
with that. Back to the "inter-sex" discussion.
No, No & Done. On your say so? Phhhttt
This is a place for discussion. So discuss. As in, give me some points to support your side of the argument. I gave some points and you took your bat and ball and went home, not wanting to play. Really?
How do we decide how competition should be had? Race is out, although I did have a humourous discussion with a friend, where we could give smaller medals to white guys in running races. First white guy gets gold medal, but it's smaller than the winners gold medal. However, (rightfully), we don't split things by race. We DO split things by gender. Why? I find that interesting, particularly since gender is becoming much more recognized as a continuum, rather than a binary thing. Still, it's apparently OK to separated competitors by gender, even in light of gender issue questioning/bending by some women. Women have their own division, then complain that some women aren't woman enough?
Should we have age groups at the Olympics? weight classes in running like in boxing and such? Eye colour? Hair colour?
What differences in humans should we select, to distinguish, for separate classification? Hell, I run pretty fast for a fat guy, but since I'm not boxing, I don't get a weight class? Sounds unfair to me.
And why limit it to human divisions? There's horses at the Olympics afterall. They don't get a medal and they do virtually all the work? How insane is that? I was at a resort and there was crab racing. It was pretty fun to watch (after a few cocktails). Maybe that should be in the Olympics next time? But how do you test T levels in a female racing crab? You're right, it's all too hard.
BTW, men race against everyone, all comers, not just men (except that all women that I know of so far, elect to compete against other women, instead of racing equally in the human race (pun intended)
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