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Old 02-21-2011, 12:50 PM   #1
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What kind of crazy-ass world are we living in when a boy is asked to wrestle a girl!

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Old 02-21-2011, 12:53 PM   #2
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I'd have no problem wrestling a girl in the same situation.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:57 PM   #3
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This happened to my best friend.

He went out and purposely lost the match because he didn't feel that it was right.

How can a society teach boys from the time they are born it is wrong to hit, grab, or slap women and then simply "allow" them to get into a competitive wrestling match. Women are allowed to play any sport a man plays and wrestling shouldn't be one of those sports.
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I don't see what the big deal is....I would have wrestled her and tried to take her down, just as I would have any other opponent.
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ah yes, another victory for the feminist movement. cheers ladies, cheers. Thank God, this young man has a much better grasp or reality than 99% of the women in this country.

You've come a long way baby, congrats on being the ultimate of hypocrits.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:03 PM   #6
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This happened to my best friend.

He went out and purposely lost the match because he didn't feel that it was right.

How can a society teach boys from the time they are born it is wrong to hit, grab, or slap women and then simply "allow" them to get into a competitive wrestling match. Women are allowed to play any sport a man plays and wrestling shouldn't be one of those sports.
The modern women, she's confused about who she is and who a man is. Then she wonders why here husband has no backbone and no leadership skills and takes no pride in his family.

Go figure.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:08 PM   #7
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He should have tried to hurt her so they won't let girls wrestle anymore. j/k
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:10 PM   #8
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I also had a friend who refused to wrestle a girl. His point was you can't win. If you beat her, you "beat a girl". If you loose, you will never live it down.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:12 PM   #9
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I think this was a "King of the Hill" episode.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:16 PM   #10
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I'd wrestle her just to "accidentally" grab some boob, giggity.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:19 PM   #11
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This is brand new news.

Brb making a thread because I just heard Egypt is rioting.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:26 PM   #13
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I had to wrestle a girl in high school. I was nervous all week. If you win, you just beat a girl, if you lose, you will never hear the end of it. Really a no win situation. Of course I won.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:30 PM   #14
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I wrestled two girls during my high school career. Ended both matches quickly and showed respect for my opponent.

The kid should have gone out there and participated in the sport he signed up for.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:42 PM   #15
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I wrestled two girls during my high school career. Ended both matches quickly and showed respect for my opponent.

The kid should have gone out there and participated in the sport he signed up for.
Exactly.

This boy is the new Cap Anson. What a coward.


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His faith?! What is he, an Orthodox Jew? Son, I'm pretty sure your baptist faith has rules against you getting sweaty on the floor with the same gender, among other Grecian pastimes.

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Exactly.

This boy is the new Cap Anson. What a coward.
Actually, he what he did was much braver. After all, you are calling him a coward. Ain't that ironic coming from captain blood fart.
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Exactly.

This boy is the new Cap Anson. What a coward.


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His faith?! What is he, an Orthodox Jew? Son, I'm pretty sure your baptist faith has rules against you getting sweaty on the floor with the same gender, among other Grecian pastimes.

He's not a coward. He didnt want to wrestle a girl, it was his decision to make. If his decision was informed by his faith, who are you to judge him for it?

Relax.

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Old 02-21-2011, 01:58 PM   #18
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I wrestled two girls during my high school career. Ended both matches quickly and showed respect for my opponent.

The kid should have gone out there and participated in the sport he signed up for.
Yup....Weight class is the great equalizer. I could see not wanting to box a chick but I don't see any problem with co-ed wrestling.
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OMG! Pretty soon they'll want to vote too! This kid isn't a hero, and he isn't a coward either. If a woman wants to compete, and accepts that she doesn't get preferential treatment, then I'm all for it. Being an advocate for strong women doesn't mean you can't be a strong man.

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He's not a coward. He didnt want to wrestle a girl, it was his decision to make. If his decision was informed by his faith, who are you to judge him for it?

Relax.

I'm not calling him a coward or judging him at all. He is allowed to do whatever he wants.

In my opinion its a bit of a cop-out though. The girls made it to states which means she was handling herself on a competetive level very well all year.
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OMG! Pretty soon they'll want to vote too! This kid isn't a hero, and he isn't a coward either. If a woman wants to compete, and accepts that she doesn't get preferential treatment, then I'm all for it. Being an advocate for strong women doesn't mean you can't be a strong man.

And btw, 100 post rule.
He certainly is a hero.

Kudos to him for being a chivalrous young man, and not letting politically correct social pressures bend his sense of what it is to be a man.
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He certainly is a hero.

Kudos to him for being a chivalrous young man, and not letting politically correct social pressures bend his sense of what it is to be a man.
hahaha.....i don't think he's a coward but saying that he is upholding some moral order is going a little far
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:21 PM   #23
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The "he's following his faith" and "what a hero!" are the same excuses racists tried to use.


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For centuries, many a minister thundered from pulpits throughout America about how slavery, segregation and the Jim Crow laws were blessed by God and justified by scripture. Many who were against the civil rights movement rationalized it with their belief systems about blacks mixing with them in any public settings -- not to mention (horrors!) marriage. Yes, churches preached about the sin of marriage between certain kinds of people and led the fight against it.
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Those include, by the way, the idea that women shouldn't participate in sports at all, often backed by lengthy scientific and sociological studies -- and, for example, by Boston Marathon officials who chased women runners off the course. That happened in the late 1960s, and those officials also knew they were absolutely right.
The fact is, unless he's an Orthodox Jew, there is no part of his religion that says he can't play sports with women. Though I'm pretty sure we could read Leviticus in a way that would condemn all same-sex wrestlers.
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I'm not calling him a coward or judging him at all. He is allowed to do whatever he wants.

In my opinion its a bit of a cop-out though. The girls made it to states which means she was handling herself on a competetive level very well all year.
In Iowa, no less. That place is a breeding ground for great wrestlers.

His decision to make, but I would've been happy the seeding gave me a first round bye
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hahaha.....i don't think he's a coward but saying that he is upholding some moral order is going a little far
Chivalry is not a moral order. Its a set of ethical values that elevates women to a high standard, and requires that a man put her before himself.

The best in this young man came out when he was under pressure. That's quite impressive.
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