> I direct Women's only events and Men's only events. I also direct many races
> open to all runners. It seems that there is always someone who wants to sue
> for one reason or another. I had a wheelchair athelete wanting to sue me
> because he could not complete in one of my trail races. Let's get real! The
> Bozo who had the Bonnie Bell race cancelled should go a step further and enter
> a beauty contest. Maybe he should try to get in the Women's Marathon Trials
> in Columbia, SC in 96. Where is the line drawn?
> Claude Sinclair
Actually, in these days of so called women's equality, maybe we should
abolish women's sports or men's sports, and have only one division: the
human race. The result of course will be that men will win all the
races and sports prizes. Women will complain. TOUGH. A merit based
system of reward necessarily discriminates against those lesser qualified.
In the work environment, we do not distinguish between male and female
employees. Why do so in sport? I frankly get bored watching women's
sports 'cos the standard is so low. This applies to almost any sport
except long distance swimming and a few others.
Anyway I frankly think many of the women long distance runners look
sickly and anemic. Nature did not intend for women to have such a low
body fat content. It is unhealthy and unattractive. Women should look
like women!!! I'm gonna make sure my daughter, if I have one, does not
run all day and develop a skin and bones look. (I am myself a very regular
You may say, Abhay, that is their choice; but I retort, the market has
been cooked so that the basis of gender is given undue and unnecessary
You may say, Abhay, women are weaker and less fit than men, so they need
a separate division. I retort, I am not as good an athlete as Todd
Williams, I should have my own group/class. Also a special class for
persons with thick glasses like mine which get sweaty and loose in races and
which in a recent race on Alki Beach in Seattle got fogged over so bad I was
rendered blind for about 25 seconds. YES: WHERE WILL THE LINE BE DRAWN?
Women in Wimbledon for instance get almost as much money as men even when
the 100 ranked male could beat Graf 6-0, 6-0. Similar with running. The
present system of segregating men and women's division is economically
inefficient, unduly discriminatory and leads to a suboptimal social welfare
position. (A little economics terminology here).
Whys should a woman who finishes 10 K in 33:00 get loads of prizes while
a man with the same time is left twiddling his thumbs at the prize
My idea will result in women specializing in activities in which they may
have a competitive edge over men (beauty contests, as you say) or other
activities which I am unable to specify at this moment.
(THIS IS NOT A TROLL!!!!)
I'm sorry if I offended anyone, I'm just throwing some ideas out. Thanks.
And happing running (women included.)