Friday, 11 September 2009

Why Do Women Do This?


emily said...

I don't know why women do this (I am totally non-athletic and a klutz) but I have a question for you. What the hell is going on in Europe??!! See these two articles I found via blogs, one about a Finn fined for insulting Islam and another about a German fined for displaying an Israeli flag:

Joel said...

Women's sports in college were devised because people believed in Malthusian apocalyptic scenarios, i.e., it was to keep preoccupied so as to keep them from having as many babies. 30 percent of college women will never have any children. Now, however, the world is going to suffer from population implosion, so people are thinking encouraging women's sports and higher education wasn't such a great idea.

The_Editrix said...

Emily, the first case is sadly just everyday business as usual in Europe, to the second case I am going to dedicate a lengthy in-depth entry at my other blog because Bochum used to be my hometown for about a decade in the Seventies and early Eighties, as long as I was involved in academia. I just have to muster up the necessary patience and strength.

Joel, that is certainly ONE reason, and maybe it is an explanation for the phenomenon that disturbs me most, namely the fact that those girls are making themselves appear as butch and ugly as possible. Even mud wrestling has some, albeit perverted, "sex appeal".

Welmer said...

God, I don't know.

I have a daughter who sure can move well (she's only three, but I can already tell she's got some athletic potential), but I don't want her running around kicking and fighting like a man, because it is actually quite ugly and inappropriate IMO for women to do that.

Maybe tennis is OK? She likes dancing, but I shudder to think of what that will entail these days.

The_Editrix said...

"Maybe tennis is OK? She likes dancing, but I shudder to think of what that will entail these days."

I hate dancing. Ballet because it's so effeminate and ballroom dancing because it's so flashy. Both are unnatural, insanely competitive and not real "sport".

There are quite a few sports that used to be male domains which I find totally appropriate for women. Tennis is one of them, as long as it doesn't become too competitive, which it probably will at an early stage already. I like fencing for both sexes. I guess a girl will generally be better placed with a sport that used to be "genteel". If you can afford it and your daughter likes it, equestrian sports are really great. A real rider will put the well-being of the animal over success. It's wonderful for discipline and character building. How old is your daughter?

Here is a slightly tongue-in-cheek appreciation of women and sport.