Reality 7, Fantasy 0

One reason to be optimistic about the current madness is that reality does not go away when you stop believing in it. Eventually, all of this crackpottery we see from our rulers will crash into the jagged rocks of reality. Now, a lot of us may get thrown over the rails or go down with the ship, but eventually this spasm of insanity in the West will end. This story from the land down under, as reported by the Mail Online is a nice little pick me up.

Australia’s national women’s soccer team have suffered a devastating defeat in the lead up to the Rio Olympics – going down 7-0 to the Newcastle Jets under-15 boys side.

What is particularly concerning for the Matildas is that despite resting some regulars, they were still able to field experienced international stars including former AFC player of the year Katrina Gorry.

Despite the embarrassing defeat on Wednesday night at Valentine Sports Park in Newcastle, the Australian team will travel to Brazil as one of the gold medal favourites.

While the Matildas played with a rotating squad, there is no denying losing to a team of school boys is far from ideal preparation for the world’s fifth ranked team in their quest for Olympic gold at Rio.

Assistant Matildas coach Gary van Egmond was as surprised as anyone about the result admitting his side were outplayed.

‘To be honest we didn’t expect that,’ Egmond told the Huffington Post Australia.

I suppose the coach could be forgiven for this. Maybe he has been so immersed in girls soccer he can no longer compare the girls to the boys. It’s also possible he is just telling a white lie in order to avoid embarrassing his players. They can pretend they did not take the match seriously and the boys team was better than they expected. It’s a lame excuse, but it avoids facing reality.

‘The Jets boys were very good, all credit to them, they moved the ball around very well and were excellent all night.’

Egmond said that the Matildas are often forced to play against boys teams as trying to find quality female opposition can be difficult.

It may not be the first time that the Australian team have suffered a heavy defeat against school boys with claims that they were ‘smashed’ by an under 16 Sydney FC team last year circulating.

The social media reaction to the defeat has been condemning with many claiming that the result is not good enough for a team that is expected to challenge for a medal at the Olympics.

Maybe that’s true, but it would be amazing to me if that many humans were walking the earth unaware of the stark differences between male and female athletes. A woman in her prime years has the cardiovascular capacity of a man in his 50’s. It’s why girls cannot pass the same physical tests as males in the military. Many male recruits also fail early on, but a month or two of training and even the least fit males are well beyond the female recruits. Imagine the differences when we’re talking years of training.

Of course, the difference between boys and girls are no limited to physiology. All the stuff that makes up personality and intelligence is rooted in the same stuff as physiology. We are what our DNA says we are and human DNA makes boys difference from girls cognitively, physically and emotionally, etc. These differences cannot be wished away or hectored away. Most of what we call liberalism is at odds with biological reality and that can only end one way.

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Buckaroo Banzai
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Buckaroo Banzai

Funny you mention women’s soccer. It’s actually the only watchable women’s sport. It’s like watching men’s soccer except everything is slowed down by 20%. I gather this annoys hard-core men’s soccer fanatics, but to the casual observer it’s harder to spot the difference, and the game becomes somewhat interesting on its own terms. I’m sure the size of the field, and lack of markings on it, helps blur the difference by providing a poor frame of reference. This is unlike women’s basketball, where the lack of athleticism, quickness, and jumping ability is so glaringly obvious it simply can’t be ignored.

Marina
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Marina

During the last Olympics, I watched the prerecorded men’s and women’s figure skating competitions back to back. Figure skating is a sport that makes good use of the stuff women are good at: costumes, flexibility, dance skills, etc. The men’s jumps and spins were all obviously higher, faster, longer and more powerful. Put back to back, the difference was striking.

James Higham
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Sorry to pick you up on this but women’s volleyball is rather yummy. I was following Brazil women at the 2012 Olympics. Delicious is not inappropriate to describe them.

TWS
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TWS

Nobody’s watching for the game play.

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Women’s volleyball (indoor) is good to watch. The size of the court means the sport is less reliant on speed and the players are not physical with each other.

UKer
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UKer

My son — a football (soccer) fan like me — maintains that football’s governing bodies don’t like National teams playing club sides as the club teams are so much better. The whole carefully engineered and media-promoted fabric of mystique surrounding National footy would be stripped away when even modest club teams can turn over National teams. Still, losing to the under-15s is a blow to the ladies, I have no doubt. Fortunately the Olympics requires an even lower standard so the Oz team should be okay.

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I always tell women I care about about Ted Bundy. Worst case estimates run as high as 100 victims. One was able to disengage and save her life. He was no great physical specimen.

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Maybe women’s sports will get more interesting when trans women start playing.

LetsPlay
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LetsPlay

Then it won’t be “women’s” sports. Hey, didn’t the Soviets do this stuff in the Olympics back in the day using steroids?

OregonMuse
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Yes, and with transgenderism now all the rage, the IOC needs to give those East German “female” shot-putters their medals back.

Severian
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I used to love cruising by the Costco in my college town (for non-Americans, Costco is a “warehouse” store where you get good discounts on items because you buy in bulk). Watching ardent feminists try — and fail — to heft 50 lb bags of kitty litter off the shelf was the height of comedy. To really rub it in, I’d often go over and ask something like “is this a good brand?” while picking the bag up one-handed. Good times.

Doug
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Doug

Cultural marxism is like Schrodingers Cat: a bunch of useless idiots trying to bullshit the rest of us with an assumption of some fucking irrelevant retarded alternative reality. Give you a great example. If one cultural marxist sneaked on board a space ship of only white dirt people flying to the planet Mar’s, people who chose to move to an entirely uninhabited planet, to fundamentally transform this new world into a prosperous and happy culture based on the ideals of primal rights of men and liberty, free unfettered economic enterprise, to live in a world without cultural marxism, it would… Read more »

Bob
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Bob

Given a choice between women’s soccer and women’s beach volleyball I,ll take the volleyball every time.

Bob
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Bob

Given a choose between women’s soccer and women’s beach volleyball I’ll take the volleyball every time.

Buckaroo Banzai
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Buckaroo Banzai

That’s an unfair fight. Women soccer players are generally pretty attractive.

jimmyd
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jimmyd

Women’s tennis is better to watch than men’s (Again – speed factor is slowed by about 20%.) And I have to admit liking women’s softball…….all the action plays out on a more compact diamond. In contrast to baseball (and the other sports mentioned) it’s quicker than the men’s version. Every ball put in play is bang-bang. And they are fundamentally sound. At the high-college level (e.g. PAC-10) they rarely make mental mistakes. Compare to a certain Mr Yasiel Puig (baseball fans will get the reference). The ultimate million-dollar talent with the 10 cent brain. There……my sop to the ladies. Now… Read more »

Adama
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Adama

Agree 100%. Re tennis, it’s one of those instances where the reduced speed actually enhances the game. Men’s tennis, in my view, is mostly a matter of creating an immediate imbalance via an incredibly powerful serve. The play tends to be less interesting because of it; blistering serve followed by desperate return followed by kill shot. With women, the serves are far weaker and thus more manageable, so it leads to many more long and interesting rallies. And then you have all the sexy grunts. No comparison.

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(1) When Rhonda Rousey was getting all the publicity before what turned out to be an nationally televised ass kicking, MSNBC commentators, and others on the Left, were bemoaning that it was “unfair” that she was “not allowed” to fight in the men’s division. To her credit, Rousey immediately came out and said that under no circumstances was she getting into a ring with a UFC fighter. (2) Under Obama’s reading of Title IX, it is illegal to bar trans boys or men form women’s athletic teams. Goodbye, and for the most part, good riddance to those awful teams.

LetsPlay
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LetsPlay

Obummer took special interest in Title IX because he can’t compete in real men’s sports. He “feels” more comfortable with the fairer sex level of challenge. He even rides sissy bikes. Interesting no one ever mentions his golf game, even though it is more “gender” neutral. All those tax dollars spent on the golf courses of the world and we don’t even get a report of an “x” stroke improvement since taking office. Just what is his golf handicap? We know about all the others, he he. Real guys have goals and look to constantly improve. Him, not so much.

Roy
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Roy

Football (soccer)? Isn’t that the sport that Europeans watch in order to wind down from a stressful day of watching paint dry?

james wilson
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james wilson

Even knowledgeable baseball sites like Fangraphs post the occasional lunatic gender equality piece. They can’t seem to help themselves. Plenty of commenters are ready to approve, and bemoan the lack of opportunity for broads in baseball. Then some guy, maybe me, will shoot down all their theories and once the gate is opened the reality based crowd pours in. Reality based people tend to avoid the egalitarian lunatic crowd as unclean (and sabermetrics is supposed to be entirely reality based!) Thing is, girls who play sports themselves are very rarely unrealistic about what playing with men entails. I’ve not known… Read more »

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cruithni
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cruithni

“A woman in her prime years has the cardiovascular capacity of a man in his 50’s.”
I’ve never heard this before. Could you direct me to where you got this info? Thanks

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The AFL (Australian Football League, Australian Rules) is cobbling together a national women’s league to begin in the not too distant future. The media is doing its best to pump it up and make it sound like the public is very keen. I’m scratching my head. Australians don’t have another three hours in their weekend to commit to a level of football which would get torn apart by Div III Amateur men’s teams. Nor are there enough quality players to put the teams together. Then when it gets going, wait until we see women getting carried off concussed or with… Read more »

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Also, do we notice that the strongest womens soccer teams are from “girls can do anything” countries? USA, Canada, Norway, China, Sweden, Japan, Australia, Germany. Many mens soccer powers like Italy, Spain, France, Argentina, Croatia, Portugal, Netherlands aren’t that strong in the ladies version. England are awful in both.

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