Dangerous Head Games
Below is my comment on the article of “Head Games” ，TIME dated on December 10, 2007.
As the father of two young daughters, I was shocked to know the fact that U.S. female soccer athletes suffered almost 40% more concussions than males did. Wasn’t there any strict guidance to prevent such female suffering on the teachers’ side at school so far?
Popular sports often require athletes to use their souls and bodies to the limit to win the game or to defeat the opponent, whether or not there are some gender differences between men and women.
However, now that the gender related vulnerability of women to men in specific sports techniques such as heading became clear, we should recommend some kind of protections or alternative sports for women to keep them safer, not only in the schoolyards but also in the professional sports, based upon the scientific research.