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Should Women Play In The NFL?

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digitalbeachbum
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/25/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Frogger2611

Pro

I feel with the right training and the right padding, women should be allowed to play in the NFL.
digitalbeachbum

Con

Definition 1 - Females are defined as having significantly less body mass, less muscle and skeletal strength.
Definition 2 - Males are defined as having significantly larger body mass, more muscle and skeletal strength.
Definition 3 - Males & females are expected to be natural, unaltered with no boosting agents such as synthetic steroids.
Definition 4 - The NFL is defined as the highest level of professional, American, football league with only male players.

Point 1 - Physically, females are inferior to males when it comes to full contact sports.
Point 2 - A man hitting, pushing, tackling or blocking a woman would create a higher chance of injury for the woman.
a - Broken bones, torn ligaments, torn muscles, concussions, etc
b - Even with advancements in gear, injuries are on the rise, including concussions for men.
c - Because of male egos, some men would be deliberate in trying to harm a woman.
d - Women would suffer greater injuries if they played against men.
Point 3 - A woman would have a lesser chance of pushing, tackling or blocking a man, thus making for poor play.
Point 4 - Men make testosterone (androgen), which increase strength and size of muscles and skeleton strength.
a - Steroids allow men to be more mentally aggressive and brutal.
Point 5 - Women make estrogen which reduces strength and size of muscles and skeleton strength.
a - Some women may have higher testosterone levels making them more aggressive, but this will not make up for lesser physical attributes.
Point 6 - Because of the above points, females would need modified NFL rules to protect them.
a - Changes to salary caps would be needed as teams are often short on money to make deals with players who would perform better.
Point 7 - Fans, while enjoying the initial novelty of women playing in the NFL, would eventually grow tired of their presence.

mmqb.si.com/2013/12/04/nfl-injury-increase-2013/
www.wcpo.com/entertainment/nfl-severe-injuries-increased-every-year-from-2009-to-2012
www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000146837/article/lauren-silberman-stages-pointless-sideshow-at-regional-combine
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estrogen
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Testosterone
www.nytimes.com/2008/05/11/magazine/11Girls-t.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&hp&
www.asanet.org/press/women_and_professional_football.cfm
www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/living-with-osteoporosis-7/male-men
www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/most-surprising-testosterone-facts
Debate Round No. 1
Frogger2611

Pro

Frogger2611 forfeited this round.
digitalbeachbum

Con

Since my opponent has forfeited the previous round I'll stand with my previous points and definitions.
Debate Round No. 2
Frogger2611

Pro

Frogger2611 forfeited this round.
digitalbeachbum

Con

Thank you.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by sewook123 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pretty sure women in the NFL would lead to a lot of broken necks and bones.