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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

One thing Title IX can't do anything about.

I found an interesting thought on ESPN.

Gregg Easterbrook writes:
Lately there has been attention to the uneasy fact that high school girls are more likely to sustain sports injuries than high school boys,
especially torn knees. The female body structure can't take as much knee stress
as the male, and it is harder for girls than for boys to build muscle mass --
increasing the muscle around a joint takes pressure off the joint. High school
girls' soccer and basketball may carry a higher risk of knee injury than prep
football. It's not clear if there is a solution to this problem, though this new
study
led by medical researcher Julie Gilchrist of the Centers for Disease
Control suggests girls and women can reduce knee injuries from athletics by
using flexibility exercises.

I just had to think that I guess men and women at equal in everything. That doesn't mean they are inferior, just different. I would rather see woman's gymnatics than men's. There is just something about the flexbility and the grace that the men's just don't have.

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