Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

We got a great present from John Stossel. Now, the WSF has thrown in a nice stocking-stuffer. Read more here and here.

Yep, they're on the defensive. Seems they have been defending proportionality and it's starting to backfire.

They closed out their "Fact Check" post with this:

The Women’s Sports Foundation would like to move the conversation beyond limiting stereotypes. Girls have proven over and over that they are interested in playing sports by filling spots as they’re opened. High school and college sports are not private entities, but are largely funded by schools with our tax dollars through tax deductions, tax-free bonds for facilities and tax deductions for donors. This expenditure in sport is part of our nation’s investment in education and our future. And it's an investment with superior dividends: the Women's Sports Foundation's work documents the impressive life-long educational and health benefits flowing directly from a sports experience for men and women. See Her Life Depends on It.

Oh yeah, they'd really like to move the conversation - move it away from what the quota system's all about. Stereotypes? Facts is facts, y'all! When opportunities are there, males generally take advantage of them in higher numbers than females. We wish that weren't the case, but it is. All we can do is continue offering opportunities. We can't force these things, can we?

As an organization that has proudly defended Title IX for four decades, the Foundation seek to increase the pie in athletics for women and men, so that a bigger percentage of our youth can experience this important educational experience.

What? They care about men's athletics? What a joke! Thanks for the laugh, Nan!

Well, that about wraps it up for me for a few days. Time to start that Christmas shopping...

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