Thursday, February 17, 2011

Win By Default.

"Anything you can do, I can do better. I can do anything better than you!" - Irving Berlin

I just finished reading an article about a wrestling match. It was somewhere in Iowa, a big competition. Usually, I care nothing for such events, but this one caught my eye.

It was between a girl and a boy (freshmen). The boy didn't want to fight the girl because he was afraid he may hurt her because "it can get violent at times." I see nothing wrong with that. So the end result? She won. By default. Actually, the article says it's the, "first official victory for a girl at the Iowa wrestling championships."

What kind of bullshit is that? How is this an official victory? Just because the guy didn't want to go against his morals and fight with her, so she wins? By just standing there and having a vagina? Does she have no shame that she didn't even fight to rightfully earn that title?

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm all for the "girls can do what guys do," shit. I also have nothing against girls wanting to compete in a sport involving guys. However, this was just stupid. First off, I don't think the guy knew he'd be fighting a girl. If he did, he probably wouldn't have had a problem with it in the first place. Aren't there teams where they have just one gender, and then a co-ed team?

Secondly, couldn't there have been some other way to settle this rather than him being forced to take nothing lower than 3rd place, even though he didn't even fight, because he thought it wasn't moral to nail the girl to the floor mat? Was there absolutely no way they could have rearranged this earlier?

It's girls like these, who are like, "I can fight a guy, treat me as an equal!" who start to piss me off after a while. Like I said, I have nothing against it and I couldn't care less, but all she did was fucking stand there and she won! She fucking won! WHY? Maybe I should sign up for wrestling and surprise my male opponent and then I'd stand my way to being the best female wrestler in the world!

Society continues to fail me.


  1. Wow. This is I think they've used the phrase "official victory" very loosely here, like you said. I guess at least the girl's family didn't put up a big fuss about it.

  2. The reason why she won is because he forfeited. Most guys would've fought her, but for some reason, this guy felt it was "wrong", which to me sounds like an insult towards her. What, just because she is a girl, she's not worthy to fight a guy? To me thats bullshit. Plus I'm willing to bet that all of his guy friends on the team made fun of him for backing down like that.

  3. I think you're completely wrong, Gargus. The guy said it went against his morals, and I find nothing wrong with that. I know that if someone forfeits, the other wins, but that's always been bullshit to me. No one should have won, period. There was no fight, so no one could have won. And especially no one should have gotten an "official victory," because now the only official first victory for her is just standing there. She could've have said she didn't want to take the title. That only makes her look weaker. This was OBVIOUSLY an all guys team, not a co-ed team. So he was surprised with his female opponent, he should have had some prior knowledge for it. I don't think he should have chosen between a game and his morals. Just because it's a game doesn't mean someone should go along with it. There's nothing wrong with it, I don't care if he have pinned her or not, but for someone who's raised that hitting girls is wrong, and then having him to wrestle a girl was unfair. If the girl wanted to fight against guys, why not go into a co-ed team?

  4. I agree with the guys decision but for a different reason. They should not have co-ed wrestling. Not because of violence but because of the physical closeness issue. I would be worried about some kind of sexual lawsuit coming out of it. Girls want to box against guys, giver shit but wrestling just isn't the same.

  5. I wouldn't really be worried about a lawsuit, but I just think it was stupid to surprise the kid like that and have him chose between the game and what he felt was morally right. Even if you're legally allowed to hit the girl, you can still feel bad about doing so. I've seen co-ed teams, and this clearly wasn't one, or originally one.

  6. Just a couple of points. One is that i aggree with you on that he did what was right for him, he stood up for what he beleived, he didnt cower to another belief.
    Secondly, there was no suprise that she was there, it was the state championship, she had a record of something like 24-13 if my memory serves me corret. There is no way one didnt know that she was there, it was the first time in that state that a female ever got to the state championship and there were to of them this year that made it. He know she was and it would be a possibilty that he would have to wrestle her. which to me made it even more impressive that he stood by his own individual principals.
    My biggest issue is about the equality issue. What about say, states that dont have a boys volleyball team, will they let a boy on to the girls volleyball team, of course not, it would become an unfair advantage in most cases. But based on the logic that is used for girls joining an all boys sport/league shouldnt he be able to play since there is no other way for him to part of the sport?


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