Female ski jumpers renew call for Olympic inclusion
Female ski jumpers continue to fight an uphill battle in their quest to compete in the Winter Olympic Games.
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North York, Canada
#1 May 1, 2009
Western and specifically Canadian women have a warped view on equality. Equality means everyone is treated equally. It does not mean everyone has equal results. In true equality there would not be men ski jumping and women ski jumping, there would only be ski jumping, and the best from each country around the world would compete to see who will represent their country. That means men and women would compete head to head to represent their country. This is REAL and TRUE equality.
The current Olympic set up isn't real equality, since the best from each country are not solely represented, but advantage and entitlement is enforced so women are given a greater chance to represent their country. Can you imagine if we allowed Black only track and field events as well as White only track and field events so White people would be represented in greater numbers at these Olympic events? Would the majority of people consider that racist? Then why is it not sexist that we enforce the same rule on gender? The answer is that it IS sexist, and it must be stopped.
Women's Olympic hockey is about the same level as boys midget hockey. Is it equality when women with such a low skill level are permitted to play on the Olympic stage, yet boys with higher skill level are turned away?
What these women are asking for is advantage and entitlement, which have nothing to do with equality. So, if the women ski jumpers want to compete in the Olympics, let them first qualify by earning their spot on the gender neutral ski jumping team. Make all teams and events gender neutral, and let the best compete against the best.
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