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Scholar's Bowl

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 23, 1998, 17:09
J. Barefoot wrote:

> Scholar's Bowl teams are some the worst > perpetraters. When I joined the middle school team, I was naively > unaware of this "rule" so I just went for it, and ended up the top > scorer and later captain at the state tournament (where we came in > second). In high school, I was one of two females on the team and the > only female starter. I recently changed schools at at this new one > _there is not a single girl on the team_!!!!
I'm not sure I understand what a "Scholar's Bowl" is: the other non-athletic "bowls" are glorified trivia contests. Anyhow, it sounds like a substitute for athletics for the, er, muscularly challenged. In any event, it is notorious that boys' athletics get more support, more funding, etc. and even in an area not explicitly divided by gender, it is hardly surprising that boys dominate. (This is not an argument about the *justice* of it.) -- John Cowan You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)