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Should boys be allowed to participate in all-girl sports (like field hockey) in high school?
It's hard to find any winners in a story about a teenage boy in New York politicking to keep playing field hockey against girls. Gregg Doyel says political correctness has its limits, and in this case...
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Title IX unintended consequences.
 
I really should have tried out for the Volleyball team in high school. If nothing else, for the camaraderie!
 
No. That little boy needs a beatin'.
 
I think the people who are so determined he should be able to play should start a boys or co-ed field hockey team, if they can find enough interested parties. There's nothing wrong with a boy wanting to play field hockey, but on average men have an athletic advantage over women, so if there are no women only teams only very exceptionally athletic women are likely to get the opportunity to play.
 
+Jay Tulk The safety aspect is a valid concern and one I hadn't really thought about. I remember hating our co-ed gym classes because they made us play dodge ball with e guys and they would throw the ball so freakin hard. I enjoy a lot of sports traditonally considered to be "male" sports, but I don't think i'd want to play a full contact co-ed version.
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