Eight of Iran’s women’s football team are actually men awaiting sex change operations, it has been claimed.
The country’s football association was accused of being “unethical” for knowingly fielding eight men in its women’s team.
Mojtabi Sharifi, an official close to the Iranian league, told an Iranian news website: “[Eight players] have been playing with Iran’s female team without completing sex change operations.” Read more »
Despite being a woman and despite following the ideology of Islam, champion Iranian soccer player Niloofar Ardalan has experienced a lot of success. She manages to cover her hair and to dress according to the rules of her religion and still manages to beat women not burdened by all the extra clothing. Her success some might say is a success for all Muslim women as it shows that she can still follow her dreams while adhering to the restrictions of Islam. Well they might have said that if they hadn’t read this…
If you thought controlling which light bulbs to use or forcing you to have dribbly cold showers was bad wait until they adopt the no running in school playground rules.
Children at a primary school have been ‘banned from running in the playground’.
The head teacher at Riverview Juniors in Cimba Wood, Gravesend, Kent, said pupils risked injury from a chasing game
But angry mother Rachael Sparks said it was “a step too far”.
She said her son, 11-year-old Diesel, returned home on March 27 upset because he and other children had been told they could no longer run in the playground.
Ms Sparks, 41, said: “My son came home on Friday and said ‘they’ve banned running in the playground mummy’.
“I thought I am not going to react too much, too quickly, because kids do get it wrong sometimes.
“I thought I’d check with the receptionist when I took him to school on Monday. Read more »
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Vice has a great article about why women will never beat men in sports.
As an argument, men being better than women at playing sports seems to make sense. It can be seen through anecdotal evidence such as the above-described experience of managing a coed softball team. Plenty of times I’ve heard women express reservations to me about playing because they “aren’t good enough.” It can also be seen simply in how the bodies of men and women differ. Generally speaking—and please note that “generally speaking” once more, as there are certainly plenty of women who could beat me up or destroy me in a game of pickup basketball—men are taller and stronger than women. This is due to all sorts of testosterone, gland secretions, muscles in their upper body rather than fat deposits, and other variables awarded in the jackpot of life. Someone sees that, and it’s easy for them to come to the conclusion that boys are better at sports than girls. They see it as an inherent trait linked to genetics. To them, it’s the same as men being unable to get pregnant and women never knowing the pain that comes with getting kicked in the balls. Read more »
Who’s going to win?
Sonny Bill’s team?
Or the team from South Africa?