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This Just In: Boys Like Sports
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto

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Posted By:nhchemist, 11/30/2012 4:55:41 PM

"Males Play Sports Much More Than Females," reads the headline on a press release from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. Man bites dog, right? No. "To see what is in front of one´s nose needs a constant struggle," George Orwell observed. In today´s academic world, the insight that the sexes are different is as revolutionary as Winston Smith´s insight that two plus two make four was in Orwell´s "Nineteen Eighty-Four."

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Federal Government stupidity strikes again. Men and women are not the same, do not have the same philosophies and should not be divided into special interest groups. Discrimination against men is as bad a discrimination against any other group, protected or not. When free choice to compete is denied because the other side is not interested, how is individual freedom served? How many male field hockey teams teams are competing?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/30/2012 5:05:04 PM     (No. 9041924)

I read about a "study" somewhere that was done a few years back that dealt with a similar issue, i.e. the impact of childrens´ "social environment." As I recall, they gave a group of young boys Barbie dolls to play with, and a group of young girls GI Joes, assuming, as good liberals, that each sex would adapt. Voila, unisex utopia! Instead, before too long, the girls were dressing up the GI Joes and the boys were ripping the head and limbs off the Barbie dolls. The sponsors of the study were aghast.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dante, 11/30/2012 5:36:47 PM     (No. 9041959)

I´ve heard ´feminists´ argue that woman and men would be the same size, strength and speed if not for their patriarchal programming by society. Too much insane rhetoric eventually leads to genuine mental illness.

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