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Should girls be allowed on high school wrestling teams?
  
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Last Updated 10/28/2013 9:19 PM
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co-ed wrestling
No, I don't believe that girls should be allowed to wrestle in a co-ed setting, that's not saying I don't believe that girls shouldn't be able to wrestle at all. I would define equality as the state in which two parties or people feel they have the same opportunities and feel comfortable acting on them. For people of both genders to compete against each other I believe that each person should have the same chance to win as the other. The fact of the matter is that women typically have 60 to 80 percent of the muscle mass that of a male. (http://goo.gl/MDGuV8) The advantage that men have over women physically is unfair. When the boys vs. girls argument comes up, a stereotypical one when the topic of equality is raised, that all girls should have the same opportunities as the boys I should bring up that in some states there are girl only wrestling teams. (http://goo.gl/ZHuipT) My last point is that from a very young age boys are taught that hurting/hitting a girl is bad. When wrestling you are pinning, grappling, and trying to subdue your opponent. As a boy, I wouldn't feel comfortable performing those moves against a girl.
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Last Updated 10/27/2013 10:37 PM
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Should girls be allowed on wrestling teams
No, girls should not be allowed on wrestling teams wrestling is a very physical sport and having girls incorporated in this sport would create situations where some males may be uncomfortable and some males might refuse to wrestle the girl because they might feel uncomfortable. Also wrestling is mostly labeled as a male and there is a small minority of girls that actually would want to be on these wrestling teams. If the demand for girls to be on wrestling teams is high then there should be female teams this way it creates a more equal competition for the females. This article helps support my argument on how having girls on a boys sports team can create awkward situations http://blog.timesunion.com/parenting/11865/ara-do-girls-belong-on-a-male-wrestling-team/ .
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Last Updated 10/27/2013 3:08 PM
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Co-Ed Wrestling: Is it really that fair?
In this day and age, one of the biggest, most important, factors that we must always consider regarding human rights is equality. Many times in the past have issues about equality started much controversy. And with controversy comes great conflict, and with conflict that can escalate even further. With the topic here: "Should girls be allowed on high school wrestling teams?" We cannot simply just look at women's equal rights, but everyone's. Boys and girls are a factor here. A synonym to equality is fairness. Fairness being "the state, condition, or quality of being fair, or free from bias or injustice." (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fairness) And even though this topic is aimed towards girls, it can possibly affect the boys as well. In theory, girls being allowed to join a boys team is definitely showing fairness.(or even the idea of co-ed in general.) However, that is not the case. Girls being on the guys wrestling team could not only give them an unfair advantage, but also lead to some very awkward situations. Since i'm a guy myself, I know how conflicting it would be to have to go against a girl. Not because they aren't formidable, but only because its often seen in bad taste to do so. The girl may possibly use this knowledge against whoever their up against, and with that, have a clear advantage. Its infringing on the boys rights, really. A blog I was reading summed up perfectly how I feel about the whole thing: "What are we teaching these boys if we tell them committing violence against women is okay in some circumstances? These are the years they’re forming their personalities and becoming men. Do we really want to send them that message?" (http://lonelyconservative.com/2011/02/boys-should-not-have-to-wrestle-girls/) It's particularly obvious that it would only hurt the fairness in wrestling. This doesn't mean there isn't another possible solution. For wrestling, and most sports, there should always be both, a boys league, and a girls league. That way if there is an interest from a girl in something like wrestling, they have a perfectly viable opportunity. So no, I don't support the idea of co-ed wrestling. It's a great idea idea on paper, but it would be an absolute disaster if carried out. It's nothing against boys or girls, its just about being fair. And there isn't anything fair about it.
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Last Updated 10/27/2013 12:10 PM
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Co-Ed Wresting
Girls should not be allowed to be on high school wrestling teams. That is, unless there is a girls team and league. If girls are allowed to wrestle against guys, where do you draw the limit in high school sports? You can’t allow girls to play on a boy’s team just as you can’t allow a boy to play on a girl’s team. It’s not a matter of chauvinism, it’s a simple rule. We have gender distinctions for a reason and why would we change them for one sport. Back to the debate of wrestling specifically, girls and boys shouldn’t have to wrestle each other. Matters of chivalry or even cite religious reasons on why a guy should be able to refuse to wrestle a girl could be brought up, but again to gender distinctions in the sport. We have a boys team and a girls team for a reason. According to federal law, “The Amateur Sports Act of 1978 states that an amateur sports organization which conducts competition which is restricted to high school students has exclusive jurisdiction over such competition.” This means that the MHSAA has governing power over the rules of guys and girls competing against each other. No matter where you look in the MHSAA website (http://www.mhsaa.com) they do not touch the rules of gender distinctions. So, if the rules set in place by a governing body are missing there should be no reform to a sport. At this point in time, tradition should take precedent and we should not change the distinction between girls and boys sports just for one sport.
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Last Updated 10/26/2013 12:58 PM
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Co-Ed Wrestling
I believe there shouldn't be co-ed wrestling. Now we do live in a country where equality is a major belief and is the reason for major changes and reform in the past with gender, age, and race, but i do believe separation of gender in sports like wrestling because it is necessary to keep the integrity of the players and the game. In wrestling you have to think that pinning a girl to submission as a male, is not seen a the socially acceptable thing to do. Now do not misunderstand me, i do support interaction with mixed genders in intramural sports or little league or leagues in which you complete at young ages because fans or people do not hold these to high standards, but i do not believe they should be mixed at a professional level, college level or in most cases a high school level. This is because in the world we live in, opposite genders hold stereotypes or judgmental beliefs about each other not even on the field but off. Though each gender can complete at an equal or even better level: (http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2012/jul/30/ye-shiwen-world-record-olympics-2012) like in Ye Shiwen's case, she was seen as cheating or "doping' because she had preformed better in the 400m than Ryan Lochte, a male. I believe that when mix genders in a high level, professional sport or Olympic sports, and even more so when a girl is beating all of the guys at a game that is only played by guys and vice versa can be seen as provocative . For example, I am sure that women in professional basketball would not see it fair that a 7 foot tall man could not be guarded by a much smaller woman (on average) and therefore the level of competition would be skewed. In conclusion i do not think that there should there should be co-ed wresting, not because girls do not have the right to compete, not because of the players who may not support it, but because the the deeply rooted judgments that fans and people have about women vs. men. Ironically equality is a coin of two different sides, if we allow girls to wrestle with guys it would be seen as equal, but when a guy over powers a girl or a girl beats all of the guys, we cannot believe that to be normal or equal.
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Last Updated 10/26/2013 1:28 AM
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Co-Ed Wrestling
First off, I want to say that this question is made of more than one part. Should girls be allowed to wrestle on high school teams, and should they be able to wrestle with boys. I firmly believe that women should be allowed to wrestle in high school. Women's wrestling is in the Olympics, if people on an international scale say women can wrestle, they should be able to wrestle in high school. In the United States we also have legislation that makes it so that women cant be denied to play a sport because of their sex (http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/cor/coord/ixlegal.php). For the second part, should girls be able to wrestle with boys its a little harder to answer. Is it fair? Fair means to be equal and just. In many situations it would be considered inappropriate for a guy to physically touch a girl. Boys have been taught this since they can remember. This can give girls an unfair advantage over boys. For wrestling there should be a boys and girls team. This will keep the competition fair and up to personal skill in wrestling. Girls should be allowed to wrestle, but not against guys.
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Last Updated 10/26/2013 12:35 AM
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Co-Ed wrestling
To set of this discussion I think it is necessary to know the definition of wrestling which is "a sport in which two competitors attempt to throw or immobilize the opponent". This definition doesn't specify exactly who or what gender the competitors have to be. This supports my argument of girls being allowed to play. In wrestling there are weight classes. This keeps them from going against unfair opponents. Weight classes make you go against people who are relatively the same size and weight that you are. This protects them from being hurt because scientificaly girls are proven to be weaker but that doesn't mean they should be discriminated against. If girls desire to play a dominately guys sport they should have the chance but they shouldn't be treated differently. They should just be like "one of the guys" if you want to put it that way.
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Last Updated 10/25/2013 11:53 PM
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Co-Ed Wrestling?
Co-Ed wrestling has been a point of controversy in the sport of wrestling ever since I can remember knowing what wrestling is. Clearly it's an argument where people seem to be very polarized in the opinion and also one where it can be difficult to come up with a middle ground. In my opinion, though, I believe that co-ed wrestling should indeed be allowed. I also think that high school wrestling coaches should be encouraged to take initiative to teach both male and female students to accept their physical differences in effort to maximize the opportunity for people to participate. One of the arguments for not letting men and women wrestle with and against each other is that it's simply "not fair". Scientifically, men do have the potential to be stronger than women due to the difference in muscle structures in the male and female anatomy. Yet, there are too many factors other than that, such as: mental endurance, technique, and psychological manipulation that both male and female genders have equal opportunity to exploit that it's just not justifiable to say that men are simply "stronger" or "better" than men. Katie Downing, an Olympic female wrestler tells the Denver Post that "We're asking people to change their definitions of femininity and masculinity," referring the the community of female wrestlers. (http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_7789118) People who argue that they should set up female wrestling leagues don't realize many times that it's something that most schools wouldn't be willing to look into due to lack of funding and interest. Although, the number of female wrestlers has gone up significantly; from 900 in the 1990's to over 5000 (2007 number). Although it is growing, there are still not enough women to have a separate league and have it actually mean something in the eyes of colleges and universities. Lets be tolerant of one another! If a girl beats a boy, people shouldn't be ignorant and say that he is a wimp, or vise-versa.
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Last Updated 10/25/2013 10:52 PM
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Wrestling Co-ed?
In general wrestling is considered as: "the sport or activity of grappling with an opponent and trying to throw or hold them down on the ground, typically according to a code of rules." Through this definition there is no grounds, outside of prejudices, of males preventing girls from wrestling. In some cases girls want to wrestle but they are unable to because the coach doesn't want to teach them. Furthermore according to a study completed by The National Federation of State High School Associations the amount of girls who wrestled in the US has been steadily increasing since 1996-97. So through this I say if a girl is willing and able to wrestle then let them wrestle, if they find they don't like it then they can leave if they wish or who knows they could be really good at it.
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Last Updated 10/25/2013 10:29 PM
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Coed Wrestling
Sports involving a mixture of men and women has always been a touchy topic for a lot of people. Not wanting to be sexist, many don't know where to cross the line with coed sports. No coed sports period? Stop at minimal contact? Let girls compete with men in all sports? It has been a subject of debate for many of years and a major sub-topic has always been should women be able wrestle with men. And when it comes to this idea I just don't think mixing genders in high school wrestling is the best option rather i think if interest is shown by a group of girls, certain high schools should invest in a girls wrestling team. Most boys have been raised to never hit a girl or inappropriately touch her. And the sport of wrestling heavily involves putting your opponent into uncomfortable positions which if it was on a girl might come across to some boys as morally wrong. And they're completely right! When wrestling a girl you would never be able to know if she was feeling violated or was just bluffing in order to gain an advantage in the match. Though it doesn't happen with all girls, some have, time and time again, used their gender to gain a competitive advantage. This is just not fair for either gender. In addition would girls be required to sign a contract that they would not be able to press sexual assault charges against a male wrestler in the case of an accidental inappropriate touch? I know this would be an extremely rare case but it has to be in the back of the mind of a male wrestler. With the existence of Title IX, eliminating the exclusion of women from participating in the amount of sports offered to men (http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/tix_dis.html), I believe that high school girls should have the opportunity to create an all women wrestling team within the school. So even though girls shouldn't be able to wrestle against boys they should be given a chance to join a team and wrestle against other girls.
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Last Updated 10/25/2013 10:26 PM
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Girls on Wrestling Teams...But Not Co-Ed
For decades schools in the United States have had two different versions of the same sports played; separated along gender lines. This mode of separation arose possibly starting with the convenience of only using one locker room, the limited space and playing time for each season, or the most likely choice: males are physically stronger than females. (That's science, not sexism)  In fact, to my knoledge there is only one sport considered to be gender-neutral at this time: cross-country. Wrestling is something I feel in-between about;it allows girls to participate, but does not encourage it nor discourage it, for that matter. Another element regarding this controversy is mainly that wrestling involves long-term physical contact, something that can be easily taken advantage of is two people of the opposinte gender were facing each other in a match. This is why I believe that, for now, the most logical step is to have two wrestling teams, one for male students and one for female students. This concepts is already being implemented in New York, for example (http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/already-competing-with-the-boys-girls-get-their-own-wrestling-league/) Perhaps in future generations, we can surpass this currently slightly controversial issue and have a truly co-ed wrestling team, but for now, I believe this is the best we can do for the athletic departments to remain fair.
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Last Updated 10/25/2013 9:19 PM
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This Is a Complicated Issue.
I think questions like this are brought out of a desire to find what’s fair. The intention of asking a question like this is most likely to examine a certain situation and determine if changes can be made to make it more fair or equal. So, the goal is to decide what’s fair. Most would agree that for something to be fair for two groups of people, the two groups should be treated equally or have equal situations. Ideally, the two groups of people should feel comfortable with whatever decision is made. This is exactly what we seek when we ask the question: “Should girls be allowed on boy’s high school wrestling teams?” We want to come up with a solution that is fair for both boys and girls. We want the boys and girls to be treated equally, have equal situations, and to feel comfortable on their teams. Not letting girls wrestle at all can easily be qualified as unfair, as this is not equal treatment, will not create equal situations, and girls that want to wrestle would not be comfortable or happy with this. However, having co-ed teams is more complex. Although it is a more equal treatment, many boys and girls will be uncomfortable with this situation, for various reasons. To be honest I think that there is no option that will be totally fair or ideal. As much as they are truly equal, boys and girls, or men and women are different. In certain cases it may be more fair to both to have separate options for boys and girls. Ideally, enough girls would be interested in each school to support a girls wrestling team. This way boys and girls would be treated equally; they would each have their own team and be able to participate. Their situations would be as close to equal as possible; they would each face their own sex and be less likely to take advantage of, or become the victim of their sex. Both boys and girls would most likely be more comfortable with this solution. It is my opinion that creating a girls wrestling program in schools that don’t have them would be the closest option to fair.
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Last Updated 10/25/2013 6:21 PM
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Co-ed Wrestling
Before I begin let me make it clear that I have nothing against females or their rights. I am simply making this argument from the viewpoint of a male. The topic of Co-ed anything is always controversial. This, in my opinion is due to feminism, whether the individual is for or against it. Feminism is "the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men". To put it simply, I feel that wrestling in particular is not a sport that is meant to be co-ed. I support the equality of girls to boys in this sport but my position is due to social issues that have and currently come about due to co-ed wrestling. There is a statues quo that states it isn’t okay for a guy to lose to a girl. This is because every boy or man has been told this at some point. So in wrestling, a sport that "has stood for everything that is manly for more than a couple centuries now" a boy losing to a girl can be very humiliating. For example; Patricia Miranda, the first American woman to receive an Olympic medal in women's wrestling when she won a 2004 bronze at Athens spoke of a time that she was approached by a mother who's son she had beat at the start of her career. The mother said to her that she didn't find the match fair to her son because Patricia had "put her son in a no-win situation, that if he wins, it's just a girl, and if he loses, his life is over." The mother was saying that by winning, it doesn’t mean anything. But if he loses he will be humiliated. He would be humiliated because the match tested his masculinity, and losing would be a hard strike to his masculinity. This could result in being teased or even bullied for as long as he wrestled. It is for this reason that I believe creating a girls wrestling team would leave the best possible outcome. Boys are not being put in uncomfortable positions and girls are not being put up against guys. By doing this, you are not taking sides with those for co-ed wrestling and those against it but you are slipping between the horns of the bull. Information and quotes from "Girls going to the mat - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_7789118#ixzz2im1GkhPO"
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Last Updated 10/25/2013 2:06 PM
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Co-Ed Wrestling
Female participation in certain high school sports is always a topic of debate. Whether its football, lacrosse, or wrestling, the same questions remain. What unfair advantages would boys have against girls if co-ed teams were created? Or, what unfair advantages would girls have over boys in a co-ed sport situation. In terms of allowing girls to participate in high school wrestling, I don't believe the question can be answered with a simple yes or no. I would argue for a third option; to make a girls wrestling team at every school that holds interest. The dynamics in wrestling produce too many gender conflicts to really be fair for girls or boys. If it was simply a question of strength, any girl should be allowed to try to wrestle a boy. But girl wrestlers have been known to use their gender as a weapon, whether it be the close body contact or the classic victim role that females so often take on against men. I'm in no way saying I promote this idea, that females should always be victimized, but it is clearly a prominent idea in society that can't just be ignored. Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex in schools, which includes high school athletics. This allows for strict criteria under which my idea, of a girls wrestling team, would comply. As long as the boys and girls wrestling team receive the same funding and resources, the sports are fair for both genders (http://www.nwlc.org/our-issues/education-%2526-title-ix/athletics). It’s important to make sure girls continue to find opportunity in schools equal to that of men because research shows that since Title IX, women have made progress in society as well. Women are earning more medical degrees, law degrees, and producing higher graduation rates (http://www.titlenine.com/category/who+are+we/title+ix-+what+is+it-.do). Though it seems a slight issue, women’s wrestling is the trigger to a new attitude transforming society.
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Last Updated 10/25/2013 1:50 AM
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In Order to Comply, Allow Co-Ed Wrestling
Co-ed wrestling must be allowed because it is often the only way schools can comply with Title IX, which mandates that "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in... any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance..." This has been interpreted to include school sports (http://www.forbes.com/sites/bobcook/2012/02/17/why-girls-are-the-best-hope-to-save-wrestling/). If schools do not have the participation or resources to have a girls' wrestling team, they must allow girls to participate on co-ed teams in order to meet the criteria set by Title IX. If they risk noncompliance by not allowing co-ed teams, they can jeopardize federal funding for school programs. Many schools already allow girls on wresting teams, with little issue (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/17/nyregion/17wrestle.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0). Many schools have cut boys' sports teams instead of allowing girls on teams or creating girls' teams in order to comply with Title IX. Wrestling is often a target of these cuts because there are so few girls' wrestling teams. By allowing girls on teams, schools who are struggling to find opportunities for girls to have equal opportunity to participate in sports as boys have created some opportunity and protected their wrestling programs from the aforementioned cuts. Compliance with Title IX is easy if schools allow co-ed wrestling.
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Last Updated 10/24/2013 11:58 PM
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Co-Ed Wrestling
Boys wrestling girls goes against what most of us were taught growing up, that boys should not hit girls. Although wrestling is not direct hitting, it includes forcefully throwing and dropping your opponent to the ground, pinning them down and placing their arms around the other neck. The girls are aware of this and are up for the match but the feeling hasn't been very mutual. Many places that have allowed girls to wrestle with the boys have had many matches where the boy refuses to wrestle the girl and that doesn't benefit either side. Title IX says that nobody can be excluded from participation on the basis of sex. (http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/tix_dis.html) Since this is in order and in effect, denying girls from being on the boy's wrestling team wouldn't be allowed. I believe a different solution would be creating a separate girls wrestling team. This way the boys don't have to worry about being matched up with a girl and the girls won't have to keep being denied by their opponents. Having separate teams could also keep the matches fair, girls would no longer have the advantage of the boys being timid and worried about hurting the girl or grabbing the "wrong" places.
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Last Updated 10/24/2013 10:50 PM
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Re: Should girls be allowed on high school wrestling teams?

I think having girls on the wrestling teams wouldn’t really be a good idea, but i do believe they could have an all-girl wrestling team. The fact that wrestling requires curtain techniques it could lead to touchy feely situations, especially if the girls are on the same teams with other guys. Now, I’m not stating that all girls shouldn’t wrestle. I simply believe that girls should have a girls wrestling team thus not mixing the guys with the girls, this could also lead to fair matches, less sexual offensive, and balanced competition. There are already multiple sports that girls have been included in, so why not include them in such a great sport such as wrestling. In Brooklyn, NY, two girls from Wingate High School proved that wrestling shouldn’t be just a male dominate sport. This could inspire the fact that anyone can be great at something no matter what color, gender, and size. There shouldn’t be any limits for the things we do. So yes girls should definitely be included to the high school wrestling team.

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Last Updated 10/24/2013 10:36 PM
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Co-ed wrestling
No I do not think girls should be allowed on high school wrestling teams. The criteria for a wrestling match would be 2 even opponents with no advantage or disadvantage besides skill. This is why they are put into weight classes. A man is going to hesitate to use his full strength against a young lady, he is also going to have to be very careful about where he touches her. A boy having to wrestle a girl is an obvious disadvantage. Wrestling is a combat sport and it can get violent at times. As a matter of conscience and faith, I do not believe that it is proper for a boy to engage a girl in this manner. Girls also have breasts. One slip of the finger and the male wrestler becomes a sexual harasser, does he not? The girl, by difference, can push and shove and grab the upper body of her opponent without obstacle, that being unfair. Boys have even given up their dreams of state titles because they refused to wrestle against a girl this article tells us. (http://www.creators.com/opinion/mona-charen/should-boys-be-wrestling-girls.html) It isn't fair to put a boy in such a sticky situation where he has to make such a choice like that. If enough girls want to wrestle they could make a female wrestling team at that school. Girls should not be allowed to wrestle against boys in high school.
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Last Updated 10/24/2013 9:53 PM
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Should Girls Be Allowed To Wrestle With Guys?
Girls are allowed to wrestle with guys at the current moment most states. To change this is a violation of Title IX in which the Supreme Court ruled that "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance" as educational institutions receive a small amount of money for athletics, Title IX applies. (http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/cor/coord/ixlegal.php#10.  Athletics (§ __.450) Therefore it is illegal for girls to not be allowed to participate and wrestle with guys.
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Last Updated 10/24/2013 8:45 PM
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Girls Should Not Be Allowed to Wrestle Boys
Girls should not be allowed to wrestle against boys. The criteria of a wrestling match is two relatively equal opponents, with no advantages given to either side. Both people are attempting to pin the other one to the ground to win the match. By having girls wrestle it causes problems. Many boys refuse to wrestle a girl because of the awkwardness of the situation. Some boys forfeit matches to avoid accidentally touching a girl inappropriately during the course of the match. Other boys have a moral problem with wrestling a girl, they feel that it isn't right to use their strength on a girl. These girls are having trouble getting a boy to have a wrestling match with them, instead the boys from the opposing teams forfeited. This is just one reason why girls shouldn't be allowed to wrestle. It forces some of their opponents to forfeit or go against their morals and wrestle a girl. Another reason girls shouldn't be allowed to wrestle is the advantage that their gender presents them with. One of my teachers said that one of his students that was a female wrestler, would let out a cry as if she had been touched inappropriately by the opposing boy, if she was close to getting pinned. The split second of hesitation that this cry caused gave her the opportunity to get out of that situation. That is an unfair advantage that female wrestlers have when facing males. For these two reasons females should not be allowed to wrestle against males in a wrestling league.
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