On today’s show, Keith Kocinski told you about Audriana Beattie, a young, female athlete who took her case to court when her school told her she couldn’t compete against male athletes when she went from sixth to seventh grade.
Beattie’s father argued that there were referees to help protect the safety of all the athletes on the mat, and Beattie herself felt that in wrestling, skill is often more important than strength. A judge decided in her favor, and now she’s on her schools wrestling team. But not everyone agrees with the decision. Her school initially blocked her from being on the team in the first place because they said the “physical size, speed and power of male athletes could create a competitive disadvantage and a hazard to the health and safety of female athletes.”
But the fact is, Beattie, and other female athletes, are increasingly asking to be put on an equal playing field, even in extremely physical sports like football. So we want to know what you think. Vote in the poll to weigh in — then leave us a comment explaining why.