The Phantom Voice
the phantom voice
Many wonder why there is no such thing as a Girls football team. Many also wonder why men are allowed to play women’s sports but not vice versa. This all just shows how men and women do not have equal rights in a modern society where it is supposed to be equal. There are two sides to the debate as to whether there should be a girls football team, or if girls should be allowed to play with the boys.
In some cases there are girls that are on their school's (boy’s) football team. The girls that take part in their varsity football team argue that they are just as strong, or even stronger, than their teammates. They believe it is a understatement to say that women are not physically fit to play as an excuse. On the other hand, others argue that girls are too emotional, and that girls could die from the impact of getting tackled because boys are physically superior to girls. Some even say that girls being part of football teams would destroy the sport entirely due to the fact that boys would fear of being “beat” by a girl, or just the fear of tackling a girl in the first place without facing charges. Boys forget the fact that girls are completely aware that this is a physical sport, and play at their own risk, as do boys. Boys are not immortal; they can get seriously injured playing football and so can girls. On top of that, it is a given fact that boys tend to be more “emotional” than girls, but they just tend to hide it better. I think there is nothing wrong with being emotional, we are all human, sometimes we just have to let it out. Personally, I do not think girls being emotional is a logical reason for them to be discouraged to play football.
Also, girls do not live under a rock! I am sure the majority of girls who wish to play football are aware that playing football means getting tackled by boys. So, they play at their own risk. The fear that men have of getting “beat” by a girl is absurd because girls are and can be just as strong as guys are. Not to mention that is completely sexist in the first place considering how they would be embarrassed getting “beat” by a girl, but not a boy. In my personal opinion, I believe if a girl successfully completes the boys fitnessgram, she should be allowed to be on the football team, or any boy’s team. Now us females must wait for the close-minded Americans to realize that we were guaranteed equal rights, but they’ve never got put into action.