Talk:Women's American football

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"A fairly new variation of American football is women's football, a variation of full-contact football featuring all-female teams.

Rules are identical to those of its predominantly male counterpart."

I would like to suggest editing this wording as it is self-contradictory and inaccurate. If the rules of "women's football" are "identical" to the rules of "its predominantly male counterpart" than women's football is not, actually, a variation of American football. American football is American football regardless of whether it's played by men or women.

As the women in the various professional leagues are playing the exact same sport as men who play American football, I would suggest deleting this entry and incorporating a section devoted to women's professional football in the American football entry. Or, at the least, rather than treating "women's football" as a sport that is a variation of, or different than, "American football", this article would be more accurate if it were labeled "Women's Professional Football"- similar to the article about the NFL.

Agregor1 (talk) 21:45, 4 August 2008 (UTC)agregor1

"Overt sexism"? Strong words for an article with no sources. Maybe we should get some citations in the article before we start painting such broad strokes. SeligErasmus (talk) 20:50, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Who said anything about "overt sexism"? My point is that it's pretty clear and logical that if two groups of people are playing the exact same sport with "identical" rules then one of them is not playing a "variation" of that sport. Therefore, this entry is inaccurate.

Agregor1 —Preceding undated comment was added at 21:03, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

a smaller ball?! you gotta be shitting me —Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.47.161.18 (talk) 19:58, 9 May 2010 (UTC)