Being the father of twin daughters and Grandfather of two granddaughters to say I was outraged would be putting it mildly after hearing on the news about Emily Nash the junior at Lunenburg High School in Lunenburg Massachusetts who had the lowest score in the Central Mass Division 3 boys golf tournament but the first place trophy was awarded to a boy who was 4 strokes behind her. Emily Nash was allowed to play, she just wasn’t allowed to win.
Girls can play in the boys golf tournament as part of a team but they ain’t allowed to be entered as individuals, that means Nash doesn’t get a trophy or spot in a boys state championship. (That doesn’t sound to me like treating boys and girls equally)
According to the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, girls can play in the boys' golf tournament as part of a team, but they aren't allowed to be entered as individuals. (Oh so girls are not individuals.) So let’s get this straight, Nash score which was the best in the field by 4 strokes was OK to count towards the team effort but not OK to call individually and yes Nash did play from the same tees as the boys. The boy who was awarded the first place trophy offered it to Nash but she refused, what a rip off, what are we doing going back to the 18th century.
Ogden Nash (no relation) said it best: I have an idea that the phrase ‘weaker sex’ was coined by some woman to disarm the man she was preparing to overwhelm.
David Di Saia, 179 Warren Ave. East Providence RI 02914