Women playing football

@ellie26 (4128)
Malaysia
June 1, 2007 6:31am CST
Football or soccer is not only men favorite sport but women as well. What do you think about women who plays football or soccer? Do you think it will affect their femininity if they take up this type of sport? Do you allow your girlfriends, daughters or mothers to play football/soccer? I dont see any harm if women play football.
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31 responses
@easy888 (10406)
• Australia
1 Jun 07
Hello,ellie,I do not think there are any problems for women to play football,it is only a kind of sports,there are no sports which should be played by either men or women only. If i have daughters and they want to play football,i will let them do it.It is a sport which can make them healthy.
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
Hi easy888, I think women nowadays are more tough as compared to those olden days where their only activities were in the kitchen. I thin it is great that women take up tough sports. It proves that women can do just about everything that once only dominated by men. Thanks for your response.
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@easy888 (10406)
• Australia
1 Jun 07
True,ellie,there are more women take part in sports like soccer,basketball,hockey.etc...
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
Ok. Thanks for your response.
@samson1967 (7423)
• India
1 Jun 07
When they play hocky why not football ? females are getting exposed in all the fields. I encourage them to venture all the sectors, they can produce better results.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
Women playing football - Women take up football as one of their sports.
Does it bother you if they can play better than men? Thanks for your response.
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• India
1 Jun 07
Not at all ... If given a chance they can perform well than men. It is not like before when they were deprived of exposure to society, after giving importance to their education, they prooved that they can study well than men.For instance Take the results of all the competitive exams. Women are best both at home, as well as in their career.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
Ok. Thanks for your response.
• India
1 Jun 07
I think women have to play all the games but football and soccer are very hard games they have to make lot of practice and the game must be quick.But still they is a problem in some places they will be exposed to all if they fell down and they will be exposed to all!
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
I understand what you mean. But if they do play football, I think they will not get exposed if they fell down because they will be wearing shorts, so not much exposer there.lol
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• Malaysia
3 Jun 07
i agree with u,... women play football actualy not so good... becouse fell down easy hurt thier back bones... anyway... every sport have thier own risk to hurt.. but american football totaly not agree for them play... more easy to injured..
@a_ce_e (1427)
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
Hmmnn..soccer and football affects femininity? I don't think so, it is just a kind of sport which everyone might love. It seems that these types of women were too energetic and i admire that. IF my daughter wants to play football or soccer. I will surely give my 100% support to her, will cheers for her. I also love this game anyway =), really fun to play it.
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• United States
1 Jun 07
You are so smart. Self confidence in a woman is enhanced in things she excels at so why not let her seek excellence in all things.
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@peaceful (3286)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I'm a guy, and I think that it's excellent for women to play any sport that guys play... from race car driving to poker, baseball, football, whatever... If I had daughters I would encourage them to become athletes and adventurers, as it is I encourage my girlfriends to become proficient in Martial Arts, Track and Cycling... I don't get what the problem is with some people who find women athletes as less than feminine. Have a great day! :) Expert Village for you: http://www.expertvillage.com
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
I think sports are good for our health. I think it is a wise decision if a woman take up martial arts. It can protect them from unknown attackers. Thanks for your response.
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
Football is no longer a men's game. It has become popular with women too. I think it will draw big crowds when there is ladies football match. No,I will not object to my daughters if they wish to play football.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
I agree with you too. Thanks for your response.
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
1 Jun 07
personally, i feel, there is no harm in playing soccer. it doesn't affect the feminity except that we get kind of robust but then so many other thins make us so! its a matter of personal choice and inclination. football or soccer requires a lot of hard work and you have to be on field running all through the match, that's kind of tiring also. but, someone who has strong affinity can beat that, i am sure.
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• United States
1 Jun 07
I coached Soccer for 16 years and I find that women play the best team game. Less individualism and thus have stronger play. I also find that they are willing to follow direction much better than the guys. I love the pure game and I think women play it best.
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• Malaysia
3 Jun 07
wow... 16 years coach soccer... really a interesting story you can share with us soon... while what i aggree is...mostly girl focus on everything is beter than guys hahaha guys can play it well but also can play it very playful sometime hahaha but both also have thier own advantage... but Girl still have to avoid sport that very easy injured cause the back bone they are soft than guyys...so...
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@PunkyMcPunk (1477)
• Canada
1 Jun 07
I ahve played soccer since I was 4 years old. It is a passion of mine since I was young. I used to play in a summer and winter (in door) league. I've played recreational and competitive. I have played on all girls teams and co-ed. teams. I don't see any issue with girls and boys both playing sports. It keeps us active and healthy and I don't know about other countries but here in Canada we need to get our kids active because there is a HUGE issue with childhood obesity! I think if any guy thought that I shouldn't play soccer then he must just be afraid that I woudl make him look bad by being better than him! heehee But for the most part here in my area I have not seen any issue with girls playing sports. In fact it is encouraged as it keeps us active and healthy and promotes new friendships.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
2 Jun 07
Thats great, PunkyMcPunk. As long as nobody get badly injured while playing soccer/football, it should be a good sport for everybody regardless of gender. Thanks for your response.
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• Mauritius
1 Jun 07
i am a manutd fan to begin with and i should say women can equally play football as man...BUT i'm sad to say that they don't play like men play. I've watched many such matches, unfortunately they didn't impress me at all. But it's good they play football because football is a very exciting game.
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
2 Jun 07
Hello metalduster, I know what you mean. compared to men playing football/soccer, women are a bit on the softer side so you will see a "soft" football/soccer match. Thanks for your response.
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• United States
2 Jun 07
If women want to play football, I say why not? There are many women out there who are just as great as the men.
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• India
2 Jun 07
soccer is just game.....so it can be played by anyone....so i dont think it matters if its played by anyone.....women will also play football with same passion like men do....it will be great if women play football
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@design (848)
• Ireland
1 Jun 07
I love football, and think women are just as good as men, actually better in some respects as some men's game I've seen have turned into a fist fight, I've yet to see that happen in a women's game. thankfully.
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@feliniti (875)
1 Jun 07
I think it's great. I have much to say on this subject, but not enough time. All sports should not be male or female. They are just sports. I am looking forward to watching the World Cup (Women's) of football in China this year and hopefully the England team will do well. Of course there is no harm. years ago, before the second world war, womens football was very popular in England, crowds of up to 100,000 would turn up to watch. Then some people didn't like it so the FA banned them from playing on league grounds and attracting those crowds. If you just let people be themselves, men and women then they will be that and enjoy it, there is no harm at all. But some people try to categorise everything into this is what boys do and this is what girls do. That is silly and wrong. Have fun people!
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@Calais (10905)
• Australia
1 Jun 07
Here in Australia, we have Rugby Leauge. I was the first female allowed to play this game back 28 years ago. I loved it and got to play with my brothers. So if females want to play it, I say good on them go for it.
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I have two daughters who play soccer and a female cuosin that plays hockey. It hasn't affected their femininity at all. It has taught them how to play as a team and respect their fellow female. I also have a male cousin who is a figure skater, and everyone always assumes he must be gay. He's not by any means, but yet still has to battle the perception. I think a woman can do anything a man can do, and vice versa.
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@FrancyDafne (2051)
• Italy
1 Jun 07
Well Ellie, I think that everybody should be free to choose his/her own sport. Yes, football or soccer ar typical male sports, and yet, if a girl wants to play football/soccer, why not? I think that there is nothing bad if girls play this kind of sport. I don't think this sport could affect women femmininity, so, if my girlfriend would like to play football/soccer I'd say nothing. Freedom for all :)
@mexshyl (878)
• China
2 Jun 07
Hi, FrancyDafne. I totally agree with you. Every body has their own rights to choose their own sports. It's not a knid of sports offering only for men or women. If she/he likes, she/he can play it. I dont' think it affects the feminity of women. Have a nice day! :)
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• Italy
2 Jun 07
Thank you Mexshyl for your comment! I'm happy you appreciated my response. Have a nice day!:)
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@liranlgo (5743)
• Israel
2 Jun 07
I do not think that a womens faminity will be effectd if they play soccer. I think that faminity is somthing deeper then a sports game. Each women builds it all of her life and feels it, and a soccer game won't effect it. Now about man that lets their women play or not play, do you really think that men has the right to tell their women what to do?
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
3 Jun 07
Hi liranlgo, I dont think so but there are men who prefer their women to just be their companion, mother of their children and housewives. Thanks for your response.
@dania13 (96)
• Canada
2 Jun 07
Women can do all sports if it is pleasant way, in my point of view! I was one of the first in my dojo-class to do martial arts: practicing karate, ninja and judo. When my daughter got 5 years old, she started karate also and we keep very good souvenirs about these activities very positive for mind-body-spirit!! At the time, we were to hyperactive to do just Yoga, when pregnant my daughter did yoga! very beneficially for her and foetus! Bye! friendly Dania
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
3 Jun 07
Hi dania13, that are tough sports. I am glad to hear that women are taking martial arts. In a way, it will benefit them when they are confronted with attackers. Thanks for your response.
• Canada
2 Jun 07
I do not see any problem with it women are jsut as tough and strong in some areas as men so they should eb allowed they also play the game a bit different and use soem moves that are unique to them i find it great to watch.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
2 Jun 07
Agree. thanks for you response.
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