Watching the Olympics recently, I was thinking about whether or not women's and men's sports should be (for lack of less polemic terminology) segregated. i.e. Should all sports be co-ed or is it okay to have leagues be seperated by sex? There are a number of ways to view this: 1.) Idealistic: It's unfair to deny entry to any job or proffesion due to sex and therefore, everyone should have an equal ability to play... 2.) Pragmatic: If all sports were co-ed then women's leagues would disappear and there would be less opportunities for female athletes. Therefore, in the best interests of female athletes; the practical answer is that there should be seperate leagues for men and women... 3.) Inferiority/Superiority/Sexist: Female athletes are inherently weaker and less athletic than men and therefore, allowing them to play would simply be "affirmative action" in sports, denying the most qualified athletes from playing and destroying the competitiveness of the game... 4.) Status Quo/Marketing: Although it would be the right thing to do; allowing women to play in pro leagues would be such a huge change to what the customer/viewer/fan is used to that it would never be accepted by society and therefore, is not worth doing... 5.) Other: A way of viewing this issue that is too far from the abovementioned ways. Please explain... In advance...let me apologize if this is an old topic. Also, although sports are usually seen as "guy stuff", I think this is really an issue about how we view the roles of men and women in specific areas of society.