The New York Times published a story last week about a girl in Manhattan who plays on her school’s boys tennis team. Apparently if a school doesn’t offer a sport for girls, it must allow them to try out for a spot on the boys team. Although there seems to have been some controversy over this girl playing on the tennis team (it would throw her opponents off their games, etc), I can think of a much more unnerving situation. When I was in high school, there was a girl named Sunny who wrestled for her independent school. With the boys. Obviously wrestling is much more of a contact sport than tennis. Any thoughts on the appropriateness of this? Is a sport a sport? Or should a line be drawn somewhere?
Playing with the Boys