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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Women in Sports

A story in the news is raising the question of how to figure out if a person is a man or a women for the purposes of athletic competition. That further raises the question of whether or not women and men should compete separately at all in a society dedicated to the equality of men and women. Here is a Slashdot commenter weighing in. He ways, in part:
And if you really think about it, we don't actually have women competing against women in one group and men competing against men in another group. What we REALLY have is women competing against women in one group, and EVERYONE ELSE competing in another group. Men are not set up as a protected class, it is only women who are set up as a protected class. If a sufficiently gifted female runner wanted to compete against men, I very much suspect that she'd be allowed to do so.


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