Behind every great man there is a woman. In the United States, it says that there is fair and equal opportunity for all.
Men and women have their own sport leagues, separate for each gender. There is the NBA for men and the WNBA or women. I think that there should be no barrier between these leagues. If a girl wanted to play with the boys, I think that she should be able to.
There are some girls who are better at their sports than men.
Brittney Griner of Baylor University can dunk a basketball. That is an amazing accomplishment as a girl. She has the attributes and the talent to hang with the boys on the court. She is 6’8 and dominated in college. I think that she could stand head to head with some NBA players. I’m not talking about someone like Kobe Bryant. But I think she could put up a fight against some players who sit on NBA benches and are just there collect their paychecks.
I believe if a woman has the ability to hold a “man’s job” of being president then woman should also be able to play sports against men. Women and men should be able to do whatever the other one can do. It is only fair that both are given an equal chance.
We will never know though!
Danica Patrick is a woman who is defying all of the odds against the men. She holds the finish by a woman at the Indianapolis 500 race, coming in 3rd place. You can not take away from any of her accomplishments because she is breaking boundaries for women and showing that they can hang with the men.
My problem with Danica Patrick is what she does away from the track. She is a model and a spokesperson for Go Daddy. By becoming a model and appearing in risque Go Daddy commercials it takes away from her accomplishments on the track taken seriously.
As much she is setting an example for why women should be able to play men’s sports, she is also hurting it the same time, by exposing her body and using her looks to elevate her fame (not saying that men don’t do the same thing, woman are sadly held to a different status).
There is even girl’s football league called the lingerie league, and now there is a new bikini hockey league that was recently announced. This is pretty much just an insult to girls who play professional sports. It’s just a bunch of half-naked girls running around playing sports. It is an easy cash in and a way to degrade women athletics and bring in easy money.
We broke the barriers of race in sports over a hundred of years ago, and I think it is time to break the barrier of gender as well.