I know there are a few threads like this but I just wanted to know WHY? I play competitive basketball. Through my team I played in a development league. Pretty much there were a group of rep players who were split into teams, I was on the Spurs. I was one of 2 girls on the team. (Actully there were 3 but 1 girl never showed up!) There were 8 guys on my team. I don't mean to brag but out of the 8 I was easily better than 5 and as good as 1. There were 2 guys who were SICK, absolutley AMAZING! Ironicly enough the guys who were better than me (let's call them A & J) and the guy who was equal to me (let's call him B) were the only 3 to pass me the ball or talk to me on the bench. I was the 3rd to leading scorer on our team and one of the league MVPs yet the guys still wouldn't pass to me!!!! I am still in contact with A,J & B and they have become quite good friends of mine. I will always remember how they treated me both on and off the court like'one of the guys'!
i think it is because they know they are stronger than most girls and they think they are better, however most of the time us girls who play basketball or any sports really are very quick and agressive, they just get defensive when they realize that you may be as good as them, it kind of hurts their pride.
I agree with Leafy and Konabandit, and also guys tend to have an ego that Surrounds them, especially if they're competitive and has it in their head that they're better than girls overall.
.... I say basketball isn't really one of the sports that are truly segregated. A girl who works out can compete with some average guys. It's just look at NCAA/NBA the 3 point lines are closer for l women. For a guy it will hurt their pride no matter who out does them. So it's not that you're a girl it was probably because you were smaller weaker and more fragile. In sports that require defense Men get competitive and aggressive no matter the opponent. I'm sure it way they figured they could drive better had a better shot better handles and were tougher in cases having to play with force. Girls are usually smaller and weaker. Most men don't care about that they just don't want someone hurt.
Thy is a very untrue statement women are genetically smaller. Thats it quickness and speed usually isn't in there favor overall. Obviously a 130 women how never works out will out run 250 guy who never works out. But a 130 women usually won't out run a 180 run in the same situation. And in a situation when they both workout often it matters what time of training is done. Men will lift weights and train for confrontation in an engaging fashion while a women trains with running and finesse to escape and not fight at all. In the overall sense men have the genetical advantage in almost all sports while women have developed to give birth and care for children. Training for a sport is different a NBA player probably won't keep up professional biker. Smarter? That can't be proven either ive seen idiotic men and women I've seen brilliant men and brilliant women. You can't let you feelings get the best of you in all situations. You must proceed with whatever God gives you wheater you're 5'1 or 6'10 sometimes you aren't fill with the best genetics. So you make the best of it.
That was to leafy
I disagree compleetly. Women are not always weaker (and though some of us are smaller, we have actually gotten taller, on average, over time-especialy our feet :D). I'm in my school color guard, and before and after practice we have to put away the guard floor (basicallly, it's a really big mat that probably weighs around 1,000 lbs). There are no dudes on my color guard, and we're pretty small. And indoor percussion, which is mostly boys, much bigger, and also uses the floor, sucks at putting it away. We seriously have to put it away for them sometimes. Not all women avoid confrontation and fighting in sports (or even out of them-I've seen two brutal fights between girls in two years at two different schools). You have clearly never met girls that are anything like my friends. A girl I know plays indoor soccer with girls and boys, and that can get TOUGH. She came to school limping one day because she charged another player and he/she didn't move (I can't remember if it was a boy or girl). Her ankle was bruised in the collision, yet she still went to track that afternoon. Why? Because she's a great athlete ans she wasn't about to let some bruise stop her (her coaches took care of that). She may run, but trust me, it's not to escape a fight. Kids in indoor soccer are always pushing and shoving each other to find out which of their opponents are going to chicken out and dodge them or flinch instead of blocking. Girls do this no less. All my girl friends are like that, although they don't all play the same sport...or run into people... Most of the girls I know are anything but fragile, playing sports, running, and doing marching band with just as many injuries as boys. And if they are injured, they won't stop unless a coach or instructor forces them to. And one more thing, not every women is good with children, but our society is seeing more and more stay at home dads these days.
But yeah, there are brilliant girls and brilliant guys. There are also girls and guys who are obnoxiously stupid. Inteligence has nothing to do with gender, no more than sports at least :)
I think guys are just scared we might beat them:)
Girl power! Ever heard of it?
Girl power! Ever heard of it?
I know you posted this a long time ago, but I agree! I play basketball and could probably dribble circles around more than half the guys team at my school. They need to learn to be careful cause us girls can kick some but
I am also MVP on my varsity high school and club team, but this one guy in my grade is really obnoxious just because he's tall and can dunk. He's not too bad on the eyes and he knows it, most of the sophmore girls in our class and some of the juniors would go out with him. I'm also in track and cross country and track with him. I don't really care if a guy is better than me, it's the way they act about it that matters. Like a guy doesn't have to be rubbing it in your face just because he might be able to run a little faster or jump a little higher. Guys this is the 21st century, it's time for you to get off your high horses and stop the masochistic behavior.
For the most part, a guy's league in most sports is more competitive and has a higher level of play. That doesn't mean that girls can't be better players than the guys. There's a girl at my school that can outplay any guy on a soccer field. The record holder for the most pullups done in a row (17) is held by a GIRL gymnast.
I hate to be the guy who disagrees with everyone, but I'm extremely bored and I love a good argument. I think a girl can be as good of an athlete as a boy. However, I don't think the best female athletes are as good as the best male athletes. In other words, I'm 5'9, 135 pounds, bench press 130 pounds and am not particularly fast. Could a girl be an as good or significantly better athlete then me? Of course! If I was Lebron James, could a girl be as good of an athlete as me? Not any girl we've seen yet. The fact is men at the highest levels of athletic competition are consistently bigger, faster, stronger, and better than women. I mean a girl could conceivably be the best tennis or golf player in the world (they aren't right now, by the way), but we'll never see a woman compete with men in a physical league like the NBA or NFL.