Because teams are self-selected, they are not nearly equal in talent, and one of the girls' teams was made up of a trio that had led our girls' basketball team to the state tournament and would lead a local college team to the national title game a few years hence (in Women's Volleyball, I believe). They were taller than us, in better shape than us, and had played multiple ball-control sports together for several years. Call them Team Amazon. And we were to play them last.Equality of any kind does not exist. It is a myth. Take it no more seriously than unicorns or the Labor Theory of Value.
The Hosebags mowed through the lesser girls' teams, as did Team Amazon, and it didn't take long to get around the school that the last game was going to be an intergender battle of undefeateds for the title. Yeah, we were pumped. And we were scared. Though there would have been no shame in losing to the three best multiple-sport female athletes in the school ... no, no excuses, there was no way we were going to lose this game. Our reputations, our very manhood, depended on it.
The day of the big game came. The gym was about half full (about par for a varsity BBall game) and the Hosebags took the floor. And we took the game. We got scored on once or twice, but we scored nearly every time we had the ball and within 10 minutes were so far ahead the girls frankly gave up.
Then Mr. Hart gave them the trophy. They are the champions, my friends.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
This is feminist "equality"
Keep this little story in mind every time someone tries to appeal to equality to justify one thing or another: