I quoted a post from the month old “accused of sexism” thread, then decided it would be better with it’s own topic because that one was a month old and I was sort of off topic.
I used to the example of NBA vs WNBA, and nearly everyone except me agreed that women in the WNBA are as good as guys in the NBA.
I once had the same argument, used the same comparison, and received an identical result with a small group of college classmates. I have to think the guys were just trying to score points with the ladies, but the females in the class were heatedly arguing that the WNBA teams are just as good…I thought I was losing my frickin mind, a good highschool boys team would stomp all over their champ, let alone an NBA team.
One of these girls who was on our college team then challenged me to a game of 1 on 1 which I won by sticking my ass out and posting her up for every point, then she started crying…not to be mean, but I was like,“I didn’t even play basketball in highschool.”
For the record I thought I had a chance to hook up with a couple of the girls in that group, I never did so in the end, I guess winning the argument wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.[/quote]
My older sister who’s taking sociology courses tried to do the same thing to me.
We were watching the stanley cup finals, carolina vs. edmonton, and she was already back from school. For some obscure reason, she decides to bring up women’s hockey. It went something like this.
She says something about the olympic women’s hockey or thier pro league
Me: It’d be a joke if they played an NHL team.
Her: They’re both equals! They’re just as good athletes as the men.
Me: How come there has only been one women to play a period of exhibition hockey in history, if all these other women are so good?
Her: Women’s hockey is just a different game, they don’t have checking or anything.
Me: They got beat by a half decent varsity prep school team, without hitting.
Her: Wasn’t it close?
Me: It might have been a two goal game, but they wanted to have class against the national team, so sat thier first two lines after about 5 minutnes.
Her: You’re lying! (flipping out)
My dad: He’s pretty much right, and telling the truth. Joe Shmoe’s dad (my friend who was the best player on the team) told me the exact same thing.
Me: Kate, he’s coached girls hockey for 8 years, and he knows the guys are better, even if it is a different game.
Her: But they’re equal!
She was in denial, it’s crazy what some of these professors try and brainwash thier students.
She is also convinced that EVERY corporation is evil. Granted, there are a ton of them that do scumbag things, like big pharm, tobacco and such. But she won’t start an investment account with UBS (a Goldman Sacks like company) because of this reason. Is she the only one that’s nuts?