A highly ranked Iowa high school wrestler was disqualified during the first round of a state tournament for refusing to wrestle a female opponent. Sophomore Joel Northrup compiled a 35-4 record this season competing for Linn Mar high school in Des Moines, Iowa.
The teen released the following statement:
To Joel Northrup I say Way to Go! To the liberal a-holes who decided that boys should wrestle girls I say you are Pathetic and Ignorant! Is there no end to the madness that is political correctness? Is there no institution in America that is not infested with it?
Before some of you turn purple with indignation, let me say that I’m all for girls/women competing in athletics. If I had a daughter, I would have no problem with her participating in sports – in fact, I would probably encourage her. So there! However, there are certain sports where co-ed competition borders on insanity.
A few examples:
And yes, wrestling.
For instance, there are many reasons why a female should not go into a boxing ring with a male of the same weight category. First: there’s a good chance the female could sustain serious injury. Second: the competition may become tainted because the male doesn’t go all out as he would against another male opponent. Third: it’s not fair to the male because either way he loses.
What I’d like to know is when did participating in a sport become a civil right?
In this day and age where women’s sports are almost as big as men’s sports, I can’t imagine a logical reason why women and men should compete against each other in a contact sport. In reality all professional sports and Olympic sports are segregated by gender. Does anyone have a problem with the fact that the Olympics have a women’s ski team and a men’s ski team? Does anyone have a problem with the fact that there are two winners in the NYC marathon – the men’s winner and the woman’s winner? If men and women are truly equal when it comes to physical competition, why then is it ok to have separate competitions based on gender? If there’s no difference physically between men and women, then women skiers should compete against men skiers in the Winter Olympics, and women swimmers should compete against men swimmers in the Summer Olympics. Why is it that I don’t hear anyone making that suggestion?
This Iowa teen was put into a no-win situation by the dummies that run the Iowa education system. Knowing our great Universities and Colleges, the choice he made could possibly prevent him from receiving an athletic scholarship. Political correctness is slowly but surely destroying the high school and college experience for many male (and female) athletes. Under Title IX which states in part that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance” – many male high school and college sports programs have been eliminated simply because there weren’t enough women to field a team of their own. Young Joel Northrup is just another innocent victim of the progressive movement; a devious movement where human nature and common sense take a back seat to identity politics.