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#31 Coconuts

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:04 AM

I could just see the headlines

"Chara kills woman in huge open ice hit"


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:23 AM

Best female hockey player in the WORLD is Wickenheiser and what is she playing like, tier 3 hockey in Finland or something. If women could compete with men in sports, they would..... but they can't.


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:36 AM

Women can't play in the NHL or any high level of professional hockey. It's not being sexist, it's a fact. There are many reasons why they can't. And if a woman somehow managed to make it despite all odds, she would not last very long.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:06 AM

I just chatted with my mom and she agrees that women just flat out couldn't play in a men's league. They simply don't have the natural, God-given physical capabilities that men have. On top of that, it would create some major awkwardness in the league.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

They could never play the same. Skill wise I bet there are some women who could play in the NBA/NHL, but physically it would not work whatsoever.

I play co-ed sports in the spring for fun, the most skilled women on our team match up with some of the lower end guys but once it comes to a sprint or physical contact its hard for them to match up with us.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:45 AM

They could never play the same. Skill wise I bet there are some women who could play in the NBA/NHL, but physically it would not work whatsoever.


Which is pretty much the point of that Republican West in the OP. Physically women can't match up to men, thus should not be in combat. I don't really agree with that but it is an interesting viewpoint.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

Rep. Allan West is an idiot, and he's comparing apples and oranges.

the military and professional sports are completely different things. he's trying to argue that the fact that women can't compete with world class male athletes somehow demonstrates that they have no role in combat positions in the military. that's awful logic. instead of rhetoric, i would like to see him make an actual argument based on facts. for example: people in combat need to be able to lift x amount of weight because of [some reason], and no women can lift that much, therefore women should be banned.

no one is arguing that women can compete in the NHL or the NBA, although as I understand it, if a woman could compete she would not be discriminated against and legally precluded from joining (e.g., Rhéaume).
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

West is a moron. AR-15 rifle, 8.5 lbs.
80 rounds ammo 5 lbs
Interceptor Body Armour: 16 lbs.
Lightweight Helmet: .5 lb

Basically if a woman can lug 60 lbs. of gear and shoot well, what's wrong with a female soldier in combat?

As La Mauviette75 said....apples and oranges.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:02 AM

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

The difference is women can play in the NHL, it's just that none have shown the strength, speed, size, and skill to be able to compete.


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