Originally Posted by Andrew Gubb
I know that women can excel in physical stuff. Otherwise the olympic games would have no women in them.
Of course, there have always been great female athletes. But the stars in the WNBA can't compete with the stars in the NBA. None of the Olympic sports I can think of have males competing against females.
I think sports will be eventually be integrated, we're already seeing it in wrestling, and a girl recently made headlines by getting on her junior high football team.
But here's the problem. Let's say the boys and girls basketball team have been abolished in favor of one team for all. I used to be on the girls team and I want try out for the new team. Now I'm going to be competing against guys that have a natural advantage, if only because they are taller. If the players are selected by merit only, very few girls will be able to make the team. If you try to even the playing field; guys with better skills will be unfairly left off the team. I don't think that's fair to the girls or the boys.