Joel Northrup, a home-schooled sophomore who was 35-4 wrestling for Linn-Mar High this season, said in a statement that he doesn't feel it would be right for him to wrestle Cedar Falls freshman Cassy Herkelman. Herkelman, who was 20-13 entering the tournament, and fellow 112-pounder Ottumwa sophomore Megan Black, who was 25-13, made history by being the first girls to qualify for the state tournament. Black was pinned quickly in her opening round match.
"I have a tremendous amount of respect for Cassy and Megan and their accomplishments. However, wrestling is a combat sport and it can get violent at times," wrote Northrup. "As a matter of conscience and my faith I do not believe that it is appropriate for a boy to engage a girl in this manner. It is unfortunate that I have been placed in a situation not seen in most other high school sports in Iowa."...
jpw wrote: my question is why anyone would let their daughter be manhandled like that and call it "good" be it either on the wrestling mat or in airport security?
The main reason is this: the distinction between male and female is quickly being blurred and so the natural differences between her and her opponents are foolish to them. She is a warrior(in her own mind) and she and her family find nothing wrong with one warrior battling it out with another. Look into her family and I can most likely pinpoint the problem. Mother is a career minded feminist, and the dad is either enslaved with lust and is a jock, or is beaten down and neutered. Test my theory, bet I'm right. Sad...
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. 1 Peter 3:7
This young man is blessed, to respect the the young lady as the weaker vessel.
We women are not only the weaker vessel physically, but we are most often the weaker vessel emotionally. A man should have healthy boundaries with his wife, but not yell at her, shame her, or belittle her. We may be weaker emotionally and spiritually at various times of the month. And, need a firm tender hand to comfort and bless us. Otherwise we are listless, and humbled to the point where we only submit to our husbands out of obedience to God: And not having loving adoration in addition to this.
We want to look up to and adore our husbands, but when they over punish us for transgressions: We become discouraged and saddened. We also see our husband's prayers waiting in the wings, because his harshness has pushed them back.
Lady_Virtue wrote: This is a great story. Congratulations to this young man! God made them male and female, which signifies a difference and a distinction between the two. Women are the weaker vessel. I dislike seeing females involved in rough physical sports like wrestling and football. It is simply not a suitable place for them.
You are so right. These girls are doing this on purpose because they know that this can be an easy track to success. I have seen this before in other sports such as hockey where the girl, all empowered to think she's just as good as the guy, finds out in a quick hurry that she is in fact the weaker vessel. When the boy pins her and hurts her, then all the feminists cry foul. "He was too rough...he did it on purpose...chauvinist!!!" Etc.