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Boosting and destroying women’s sport at the same time

Sometimes the left hand doesn’t know what the extreme left hand is doing.

Any serious sports fan knows that women’s sport is being massively pushed at the moment. Take women’s cricket, for example. A couple of years ago cricket sites like Cricinfo suddenly started giving a lot of prominence to women’s matches, reporting them like they were big deals, and almost as important as the men’s matches. This is despite the fact that there is very little interest in women’s cricket, and the level of performance in women’s cricket is pretty low. It’s not like women’s tennis or golf or hockey. It was obvious that this was being pushed from above by feminists. And perhaps also by execs hoping to get more women interested in the sport. But mainly by feminists in positions of power.

But at the same time as women’s sport was being given this massive push-up from the left it was also being destroyed by the left. Letting men dressed as women compete against women not only makes no sense, it’s dramatically undermining women’s sport and its viability. The whole point of sports having separate women’s sections is because women are biologically, on average, less strong and fast than men, so we give them their own comps where they can compete against other people who are biologically in the same position as them, so things aren’t too mismatched.

It’s the same reason why we section children’s sports off into age groups. A 15-year-old can’t compete in the Under 11s just because he declares that identifies as ten-year-old. There are biological reasons why we have these segregation, it isn’t about whether you like to wear dresses and fantasise about having breasts. Otherwise we just have everyone in open competition.

There’s a lot of money in women’s sports like tennis and golf, money that is there for the taking for any man who decides that he doesn’t fancy being the number 736 man in the world, but he does fancy being the no. 1 woman in the world, especially if he’s also going to get applauded by the establishment at the same time for being ‘so brave’, and laws are passed to stop anyone criticising him.

Recently South Park did this satirical piss-take of this situation in one of their episodes:


You might have thought that that made a good point without being that realistic. You might have thought that it exaggerated for comic effect. Think again:

 

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8 thoughts on “Boosting and destroying women’s sport at the same time

  1. The criticism of women’s cricket is well off the mark. Women can’t hit boundaries as well as men because they are less strong. Otherwise, the standard is very high, not quite equal to the men yet but the women’s game is still fairly young and many teams are only semi professional.

  2. This is simply proof that not only are men better than women, but also that when men become women, men are better women than women.

    This makes perfect sense once you are as woke as i am.

  3. No the standard of womens cricket is not high at all. I’ve played village club cricket all my life, and I’d say that the standard of women’s international cricket is well below that of ECB Premier League amateur cricket (note this is a standard where first class cricketers often turn out for local cricket teams to get practice, and many former first class players play too, and while they often do well, they also are not demonstrably too good for the standard). My guess is that the England Ladies cricket team would be a match for an average ECB County level amateur mens team, that it to say somewhere around 5 or 6 levels below international standard (the levels being roughly International>First Class>County 2nd XI/Minor Counties>ECB Premier League>ECB Premier League 2>ECB County League)

    This is demonstrated that even when there were no real womens cricket leagues the female internationals did not play club cricket with men at any level. As cricket is a non contact sport there’s no reason for them not to play in mixed teams if they are good enough, so why don’t they play at a suitable level to improve their game? The answer is that the level they’d have to play at to be competitive would be so low it would be embarrassing, so they don’t.

    We know from other sports such as football that female international sides have been completely thrashed by teams of teenage boys, so the idea that female international cricketers are even in the same area code as their male counterparts is laughable.

  4. New Zealand’s 615-9 a couple of days back perhaps demonstrates our men are not much good at cricket either.
    I don’t follow cricket but I am a football fan. The women’s world cup this year was a real treat. What they lacked in force and aggression they more than made up for in skill and grace. Yes, women’s football needs promoting more, but to introduce burley self-declared wannabe women will kill that beautiful spectacle.

  5. Another small data point on the ‘How good are female professional athletes’ question was that ITV programme about the old England footballers trying got get fit enough to play a rematch with their old German rivals (Harry’s Heroes it was called). As part of their training regime they played a game against the Crystal Palace Ladies pro team. Now the old England guys were seriously unfit and in their 40s and 50s. And they beat Palace Ladies 1-0, which should have been about 4 or 5 nil if Paul Merson had put away his multiple chances. By comparison the England old boys would have been ripped apart by even a semi-pro team of young men from regional leagues. It has little to do with skill and fitness, even fat old men are bigger, taller and able to kick the ball further and faster than young fit women.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrtHQV0ncdU

  6. “New Zealand’s 615-9 a couple of days back perhaps demonstrates our men are not much good at cricket either.”

    They are playing the best team NZ has ever produced.

    “What they lacked in force and aggression they more than made up for in skill and grace”

    I’ll start paying attention when they start playing in crop tops and short skirts.

  7. The NZ mens netball team beat the NZ womens netball team, the latter is the best in the world and fully professional. The former are a bunch of blokes who play from time to time.

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