Michelle Wie: reverse, reverse discrimination?
Some years ago, when I played on the sixth grade football team, the fifth-grade football team was short a man. The fifth-grade coach asked me if I would play, even though he knew it was illegal. I was still in my pads from practice, and I said sure – if an adult said it was OK, it must have been OK.
I intercepted two passes, both of which I ran back for touchdowns. We killed them, and everyone congratulated me, but I felt kind of sleazy. I knew I had cheated. I was playing with smaller, lesser-skilled kids. I never again had much respect for the fifth-grade coach.
I have nothing against girls playing against boys. But, boys should not play on girls teams. It’s sort of the same thing.
A lot of people are up in arms over a Wisconsin court of appeals rejecting a lawsuit by a boy who wanted to compete on the high school girls gymnastics team. If girls can infringe on boys games – like Michelle Wie trying to play on the PGA Tour – then isn’t it reverse discrimination?
No, it’s just unfair.
In Wie’s case, it’s a little more complex: a lesser skilled player trying to compete against men clearly superior, in the supposed name of gender equity and being all you can be. She’s exploiting the underdog role. What’s unfair is that she’s turning the concept inside out, to the detriment of the integrity of the game.
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Your reasonig overlooks much.
Mary Collins...Reason for being...to learn that, yes, due to the male advantage in strength, we have a decided advantage in sports. What does Tim "clearly have no idea" about? Why didn't you finish your thought? How is your husband, Tom Collins?
Tim McD...You had me all the way until the end. I still don't believe that Wie is exploiting anything, especially the underdog role. Like any good pro golfer, especially the male ones, she gives her perspective on why she did not play well. In fact, she does it more than any other female player I've read or heard. She "sounds" more like a male pro golfer than a female pro golfer.
I save my sage analyses for fora in which they're appreciated.
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, you really are in a tizzy, aren't you? Just so you know, yes, guys are better at all sports.
Now, go make yourself useful and bake some cookies.
***Comment from: Ron Mon [Member]
Like any good pro golfer, especially the male ones, she gives her perspective on why she did not play well. In fact, she does it more than any other female player I've read or heard. She "sounds" more like a male pro golfer than a female pro golfer.***
Ron I noticed the same thing about Michelle, she sucks it up and faces the media when she plays good or bad. I can't think of many teenagers or adults with the composure to show up in a media tent after a horrible round and face questions from the the World.
She is developing a relationship with the media that will last a career or lifetime.
You have retired the trophy as the Number One Wie sycophant.
Ron Mon--Michelle may "sound" like a male golf pro, but she sure doesn't play like one.
One-Putt--Michelle's post round comments have become the stuff of legend, of course the media will flock to her. It's not everday that you can here a delusional teenage girl try to spin an 81 into a 68 in her own mind.
Why do you say such silly things, like the integrity of the game.
Give it a break.
So she took some sponsors exemptions just like many other players have done.
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