Should girls play on boys' sports teams?

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In the world of sports it started off that girls could never play sports and then in 1972 a public law called Title IX came to existence which allowed girls to play sports but not with boys. Today the question is asked should girls play on boys’ sports teams? One would think that girls should not play with boys on a sports team because boys are just naturally taller and stronger than women and they would dominate the girls in a fully contact sport. Another may think that if a girl is truly capable to play on an all boys’ sports team, then she should not be denied the opportunity to try out for an all boys’ team. Some other people may believe that sports at younger ages should remain co-ed because boys and girls body types are still similar, but once boys and girls are in high school sports should separate based on gender. Females and Males are equal but not in physical stature, having a girl on an all boys team will negatively change the dynamics/flow of a game, having the best girl player on an all boy’s team will hurt the girls’ sports teams. So sports should strictly stay separated between males and females. Females can be strong but they have to work at it much harder than males because males are just naturally stronger. This is because, “Men are 50 percent stronger than women in brute strength” (drjamesdobson.org). Men are stronger than women because the sex hormone testosterone, is found in high levels in men which gives them a head start in building muscle, “The sex hormone has anabolic effects, meaning it promotes muscle development. Secreted by the pituitary gland, testosterone binds to skeletal fiber cells and stimulates the growth of proteins, the building blocks of meaty muscles” [source: Roundy](science.how... ... middle of paper ... ...thletes but males and females should stay separated when it comes to sports. This controversial problem is dead and society is ignoring this issue by keeping sports separate between genders and this should stay this way. Works Cited Wallace, Robert. “Should Girls Play on Boys’ teams?” Creators.com A Syndicate Of Talent. N.P. 2011. Web. 8 Dec. 2013. “Physical Differences Between Men and Women.” Dr. James Dobson’s family talk. Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk. All Rights Reserved, 2013. Web. 1 Dec. 2013. Greer, Janelle. “Males and females should not mix on the field of competition.” Lehighvalleylive. PennLive LLC, 2013. Web. 11 Dec. 2013 “Should girls play boys’ sports?” Debate.org. Debate.org, 2013. Web. 5 Dec. 2013. Conger, Cristen. “Do men really have more upper body strength than women?” How Stuff Works. HowStuffWorks, 2013. Web. 8 Dec. 2013

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