Equality in sports
So, Tessa Jowell wants nore equality in the olympics. She reckons it’s not fair that there are mode medals available for men than there are for women. Surely, she’s missing the point though? If women really want equality in sport, they should compete in the same events, against the men.Posted 9 years agoalpinMember
i thought there a finance crisis. they’ve obviously better things to do in whitehall than think of the well being of the nation as a whole, not just that relatively small %age of 50% of the nation. get people playing sprts first till the point the general public give a toss.
don’t think level playing field with men is the answer though.Posted 9 years agofalkirk_markMember
I think if Tessa Jowell had her own way it would not be good as how many women could compete with men, they would have a chance at the bigger prize but realistically what chance would they have of getting a place.Posted 9 years ago
And more importantly what would happen to womans beach volleyball? 😥
There should be total equality, men & women medals for every sport. IMO the olympics has no cerdibility until it does this!
It’s also biased against the genetically sub-optimal, the underfunded and the lazy. Unless they give out medals for all, it should be renamed the Eugenics.Posted 9 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Back under your bridge, druidh!
Although there’s a proper point there somewhere. Women should compete against the men where speed/strength are not a factor. Like snooker or bowls for instance.
And there should absolutely be the same events for men and women. The situation in the cycling is a disgrace. Not to mention the prize money thing at Wimbledon (unless they fixed that already?)Posted 9 years agoBigDummySubscriber
I think it depends top some extent on what the point of the Olympics is. I assume it’s for entertainment, I suppose. If that’s right (and it doesn’t entertain me personally) then that’s fine, and it should consist of whatever provides entertainment. If that means 50:50 men’s and women’s sports then that’s fine.
If actually it is about fulfilling the potential for glory of a hand-picked clique of elite sportspersons who reckon they deserve the opportunity to win medals on some sort of equal basis then it could be trollishly described as a massive vanity project which, for some bizarre reason, we are paying 4.2 GAZILLION pounds for the privilege of. And that is truly odd.Posted 9 years ago
I dont see any reason why they shouldnt have the same number of events, if they have sufficient numbers of athletes to take part.
As for competing in the same events as the blokes, if that needs answering I think we need better biology and physics lessons in school first.Posted 9 years ago
If it’s OK to differentiate on biology and physics, how come there aren’t separate events for short folk (e.g. high jump).
Because short folk (or insert any naturally biasing attribute, such as obesity) would never compete at that level, let alone with members of the opposite sex.Posted 9 years ago
But that’s just my point. Surely if you’re not good enough, you don’t get to compete “at that level”. Why have separate gender events and not separate height events?
I personally wouldn’t find an all-male olympics very interesting. ~And aside from that, the fact that they’d never compete would simply mean no women would ever try.Posted 9 years agoBoardinBobSubscriber
Had to chuckle when the Williams sisters proclaimed a few years ago that they could compete on the mens tennis tour.
They played a set each against Karsten Braasch, a German pro described as “a man whose training regime centred around a pack of cigarettes and more than a couple bottles of ice cold lager.”
He thrashed them 6-1 & 6-2 and smoked a ton of cigarettes during the changeovers. 😆Posted 9 years agoAndyPMember
Why aren’t the men on here also up in arms about the fact that there’s no synchronized swiming event open to them?Posted 9 years ago
Possibly because most blokes would prefer to compete in a real sport. one which doesn’t just involve grinning inanely whilst wearing a 3″-thick layer of makeup.OllyMember
So organise more events for women?
its not like “men” do all the organising, and are giving them a bum deal, if they want more events, stop complaining and get on the case.
I always wondered why no women rode the tour, is it because of rules?
same for football (spit spit, wash your mouth out), why are no premiership players women?
I hate equality, its only used when it suits people. you dont hear about women complaining they stand less of a chance at being binmen or sewage service workers? smaller frames would make them better at the later surely?
it should work both ways, and it doesnt.Posted 9 years ago
grrrr ranty ranty
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