Friday, July 11, 2008

Cleveland Area Midget Football: Girls Need Not Apply

So let me get this straight:

A woman can run for U.S. president and nearly capture her party's nomination.

A woman can become a four-star general.

A woman can sit on the Supreme Court.

A woman can beat the men in autoracing.

But a 10-year-old girl can't even be given the opportunity to try out for the midget football league with her male peers because of her gender?

According to news reports, a Cleveland area midget football league told a girl that she cannot try out for football and suggested that she should become a cheerleader.

Football League President Thom Duffy told The Star Beacon: "If I want to go down to the Y and join the girl’s swim team, what will they say? That’s what annoys me . . . There are other sports, like softball, that are for girls. You always get someone — I’ve seen plenty of rabble-rousers . . . Don’t try to come in and disrupt an organization because of what it’s doing.”

Yeah, those girls demanding to get an equal opportunity. They're such pains, huh?

Image credit: MyFox Cleveland.

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