(Closed) Girls on Boys Teams / Boys on Girls

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Should all-girl/all-boy teams make exceptions?
    Girls should be allowed to play on all-boy teams. : (19 votes)
    37 %
    Boys should be allowed to play on all-girl teams. : (14 votes)
    27 %
    Girls should NOT be allowed to play on all-boy teams. : (9 votes)
    17 %
    Boys should NOT be allowed to play on all-girl teams. : (10 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    If a team is all boys, or all girls, then it should only have one gender.  Otherwise it’s coed.  I have no issue with coed teams.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

    She should absolutely be allowed! 

    A baseball would hurt a boy’s head just as badly.  Her skull isn’t any thinner.  In the meantime, both she and the boys are learning valuable things about equality, working together, effort, etc.  I played on many co-ed soccer teams growing up and it made me so much better as a player and a person, i think.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I generally don’t like it unless there’s a good reason for it (like in the case of that little girl not liking softball and there being no girls baseball).  When I was 6, I played on a boys hockey team because there was no girls hockey league yet.  That, to me, was a good reason (although I did play girls ringette the next year and for a few years until there was a girls hockey league).  I’m not a fan of those parents who insist their boy join Girl Scouts and their girl join Boy Scouts just to be different and prove some sort of point that the kids probably doesn’t personally care about.

    Co-ed teams are fine, but unless there’s a good reason for it (eg. a girl joining a boys team because an all-girls team is not available), then it’s not for me.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @Juliepants:  Was it truely a boys hockey team though, or was it a hockey team that just didn’t have any girls playing on it at the time?  To me there is a difference.

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    How exactly is getting hit in the head with a baseball an injury only a girl could have gotten? If a smaller boy had been hit in the head the result would have been pretty similar… except he wouldn’t have been told he was injured because he is a boy.

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    @cora_123:  But, like you said, a boy could have been smaller/not strong enough compared to other boys his age too. I don’t think anyone would have said a smaller boy shouldn’t be playing with the other boys.

    Maybe we should have teams based on size instead of sex lol.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee

    Well since I played on the boy’s baseball team until I graduated high school even though there was a girl’s softball team, I have to say that I think it should be allowed.  I also had a girl friend that played football until she graduated high school.  If there is the same team for boys and girls, then you should stick to your gender’s team (for example, every school I know of has both boys and girls basketball and soccer), but if there is no equivalent for your gender, then you shouldn’t be excluded from doing something you want to do because of it.

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    @cora_123:  You must be X” tall and weight Xlbs to play! lol!

    Post # 14
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    @AB Bride:  It was a boys league, but it was also the eighties.  There were no girls leagues because little girls did not play hockey!  So it’s kind of hard to say, I guess.  Luckily, girls hockey picked up a few years later and now there are a variety of girls leagues for girls to choose from!

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @Juliepants:  “I’m not a fan of those parents who insist their boy join Girl Scouts and their girl join Boy Scouts just to be different and prove some sort of point that the kids probably doesn’t personally care about.”

    I respectfully disagree, the parents that are involved in those kinds of decisions on the Girl Scouting side (they’re a completely different organization from BSA) are advocating for their child because they feel, act and dress as a girl and therefore, would be a better fit in the Girl Scout organization–not because they are trying to prove a point. The case in Colorado was publicized, but genetic boys being part of the organization is not a new thing–it’s been happening since I was a teenager. I’ve not come across one of these point-proving parents, but I do follow a blog, where the Mom struggles with questions like these everyday and is a fierce advocate for her son–http://www.raisingmyrainbow.com

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