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The Great Gender Debate: Female Athletes on Male Teams

By David Burgess On April - 26 - 2010
I am writing this after reading this CBC.ca article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/pointofview/2010/04/gender-equity-girls-on-boys-sports-teams.html There's no single right or wrong answer that can be applied to every possible case of a female athlete wanting to participate in a team sport where the rest of the team is male. The obvious argument against having girls on a boys team is the physicality aspect. So in some cases, it depends on the sheer brutality of the sport. As a counter to this, it also depends on how physical the female athlete's play is. Hayley Wickenheiser played hockey in the second-tier Finnish Elite League, and got along just fine. As a general guideline, ...

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