Because there's a prevailing societal view that women *are* different, and are entitled to be considered on their own terms.
That's not the point I'm making here. I'm saying no allowance is made for the physicality of some men (who might be less strong than a woman) in football, so why is it an issue for women?
See my point. It's not a question of if you can find an outlier who is as good as a professional man, it's the unavoidable observation that the distribution of the relevant qualities are not equal among men and women when considered as separate populations.
Not all men are bigger and stronger than all women. Some women in fact are bigger and stronger than some men.
You have to accept that the relative under-represenation of women in sport is not an issue.
That some men are better/stronger than other men in certain sports, and that some of those benefits are present from birth. This is not apparently considered an issue by society (even the Mail is happy for a black muslim to win, as long as they're British).
To have women be in sports at the same level and same games as men, you'd have to accept total gender equality, to the point where you're genuinely blind in all aspects of life and indifferent to someone's gender, for this not to be an issue.
Basically, this isn't going to happen till we have universal unisex everything.
Edited by Chopsen at 11:24:46 09-04-2013