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Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 1 decade ago

Why are men allowed to coach female sports teams but females are not allowed to coach male sports teams?

One of my cousins in high school is on the girls softball team. And their coach is a man. He r sister graduated from college last year and started teaching at the same high school that her sister plays softball for. They needed an assistant coach for the males soccer team and she applied for the job but did not get it. The schools administration staff said they wanted only males to coach the male teams. Why then is it ok for males to coach the female teams?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    In the UK, at least, it is the other way around. Now YOU answer.

    Source(s): @Trevor - it was found out that a Female Welsh voice is the most comforting to listen to as an automated voice/pre-recording/whatever you call it. Men respond better. Women are indifferent to female voices, and conversely respond better to male voices.
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  • 1 decade ago

    it's probably a sexist thing because high school guys won't want to take commands from a woman a man could get all in their face and scared the guys and might defend him self if a player hits him also teens are always horn-dogs and some see most girls as the next one or a groupie and the school would want a sex scandal not saying that every woman coach would but it has happened before and it would be least likely that a gay scandal would happen in the locker room which by the way have happened before and one other thing is that some players look up to there coaches as a male role model and hard head teen jocks are a bit sexist so it's hard for them to establish the same bond with a woman lastly a man is probably allow to coach a woman's team because women are stereo typed as more opened minded and weak so some need a man coach to get in there face and since his a man women will less likely hit him and do the work sometimes the schools could hire too much men coach so some are bumped to a girls team till a position opens up.

    Source(s): wrote an essay once about this
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I don't think it's legal to not hire someone because of their gender. But women usually don't coach male sports teams because guy have it in their head that women can't play sports and don't know anything about them. It's hard to coach a team when the players have that kind of disrespectful attitude about you.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Its a leadership roll dominated by men. Not that females can't do it, because I am sure a vast majority of females are capable of great leadership, yet so many refuse to initiate it.

    How come female reporters are allowed to go into male dressing rooms , but not the other way around?

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  • Boo
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    In the UK, women coach a lot of mens teams.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Did you know that in ALL commercial airliners there is a prerecorded voice that automatically issues a loud command "Pull up! Pull up!" if a plane loses to much height or gets dangerously close to terrain and years ago research showed that male pilots will respond more quickly to a female voice and react accordingly so the emergency command is a female voice in all airliners.

    Funny that the school wouldn't have a female coach for the same reason if males respond to a female voice in stressful situations .....

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  • emelle
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    in canada female do coach male teams...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Americans tend to be sexist.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Obvious troll is Obvious.

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    1 decade ago

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