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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Seriously? quote of the day

From a public statement by the Fairfield County (OH) School District, announcing it would allow a 12-year-old girl to play football rather than defend its ban (which it never explained) in litigation that the ACLU threatened to bring on the girl's behalf:
"We have no intent of competing with the deep pockets of the ACLU in any litigation situation in order to secure a favorable judgment," the district said in a statement. "Therefore, we will allow female participation in contact sports."
Really? The ACLU has deep pockets? The ACLU's pockets for litigation are lined with the money it recovers from idiotic governments--like Franklin County--when it successfully challenges pointless-but-unconstitutional like this one. Still, it's a nice piece of demagoguery that might play well with the public. I do agree with one commentator, who noted that such a statement indicates the district still does not support the girl's efforts, is not convinced she is legally entitled to play, and potentially not willing to give her the backing she needs (that is, the same backing as all other players get). We may not be done with this story.


Why does this girl need to play football with boys? Girls shouldn't be playing contact sports with boys. Of course, I do remember a case not too many years ago where a boy bowler wanted to go out for the school team, but he wasn't allowed because it was a girls team and he was so much better than them. This for someone who had a chance at a future in the sport. Our legal system has become to feminized.

Anonymous Anonymous -- 8/21/2013 11:52 PM  

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