Female Coach Will Destroy Boys' Football Experience

More male role models, less blurring of gender lines needed
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2010 11:47 AM CDT

(Newser) – Sure, the woman hired last week to coach a Washington high school football team might be fine with the Xs and Os, but the best coaches teach way more than the game—and a female coach will not only destroy the male bonding of the game but also further blur gender roles in a society where they’re far too fuzzy already, Mark Mitchell writes.

“Men and women are different, and certain activities are qualitatively different—and qualitatively better—when they occur in a single-sex environment,” he growls for Front Porch Republic about the case of 29-year-old Natalie Randolph. “Advocates of female colleges know this. Men who once joined men’s clubs knew this. Women don’t invite men to baby showers because a man’s presence would change the nature of the event, and furthermore, most men would be loathe to attend because of the nature of the event. Single-sex sports environments can provide some of the same unique goods that other single-sex environments provide.”

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