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Should girls be allowed to play football?

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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Question: Should girls be allowed to play football??

Options:

Yes.

No.

Other, please explain.


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Total Votes: 36

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What do you think?

I would say yes, because any child should be able to do what they really want to do - but at the same time, I would think that it's pretty dangerous for a girl, because we aren't built like boys.

Here is a petition for an 11 year old girl to play on her schools team - if you would like to sign. I really just wanted ya'lls opinion on it.
http://www.change.org/petitions/let-girls-play-football-stop-the-discrimination-by-the-archdiocese-of-philadelphia-cyo-office?alert_id=GXbtChISDa_vGGBMKFNcP&utm_campaign=17170&utm_medium=email&utm_source=action_alert

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 25, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 25, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Bump.

workingmama86
by Ruby Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 4:55 PM

If my daughter really wanted to, sure. I would be scared to death for her, but hey, she's as big as my son, and he's 3 years older than her... so if I let him play, i might as well let her. Now when she's  a teen, I realize she will more than likely be smaller than my son... but i would probably let her.. 

mom2cheesebug
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 4:56 PM
I think an all girls team would be okay, we had powder puff football. I could never play with the boys, they just hit too damn hard. If they break bones on other boys, what would happen to a girl? We just r not built the same. So i would say yes to an all girls team and no to a girl playing on a boys team.
two4one
by Platinum Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 4:56 PM

If she is up to the standards the coach sets, then yes, a girl should play.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 25, 2013 at 4:57 PM

 You letting her, and the school letting her are different though.

Do you think the school should allow it?

Quoting workingmama86:

If my daughter really wanted to, sure. I would be scared to death for her, but hey, she's as big as my son, and he's 3 years older than her... so if I let him play, i might as well let her. Now when she's  a teen, I realize she will more than likely be smaller than my son... but i would probably let her.. 

 

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Jan. 25, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Absolutely....Why Not?

workingmama86
by Ruby Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 4:59 PM


ohhh gotcha...

yea I think they should at the very least allow girls to try out... and if a girl is good enough to play, then definitely.

The local high school here started a powder puff football for the girls because they would wine about wanting to play. But it's noncompetitive! 

Quoting Anonymous:

 You letting her, and the school letting her are different though.

Do you think the school should allow it?

Quoting workingmama86:

If my daughter really wanted to, sure. I would be scared to death for her, but hey, she's as big as my son, and he's 3 years older than her... so if I let him play, i might as well let her. Now when she's  a teen, I realize she will more than likely be smaller than my son... but i would probably let her.. 




Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 25, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Bumpity

LadyBugMom09
by Platinum Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 5:10 PM
If she can meet all the physical requirements and take the hits, sure. But, the truth is that after puberty, most girls cannot match up to boys in football.
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BethanyJ
by Silver Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 5:22 PM

You know what is sad? That is is even a QUESTION that a girl should be allowed to play.  Your sexual organs should have no bearing on whether or not you are "allowed" to play a sport.  

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