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The Problem with Mixed

Mixed ultimate is probably something that should have never happened and only came as a result of the Uglimate era where guys who wanted to compete but were disgusted with all the bickering and fighting.

But mixed ultimate to me is like mixed ice hockey.  I've really clobbered women on more than one occasion where I was running full speed and a woman did something very unexpected and got in the way.  There was no time for me to avoid the collisions.  Case in point (not me):


9 out of 10 times, when I'm out on the road and I see someone do some dumb ass thing, it's a woman.  9 out of 10 times I see someone drive like a jackass and be overly aggressive it's a guy so don't get me wrong, but the point is that there are undeniable physical differences between men and women.  Guys do dumb ass things while driving too and I'm sure I do as well, but my experience has been that it's a disproportionate number of women who've done "dumb" things driving, and a disproportionate number of men who've driven aggressively.  This is, in no way, a sexist remark.  Woman inherently have problems with directions too and this is also not sexist, but a fact and there's a good biophysiological reason for it that is based in science.

The blood brain barrier between the two hemispheres of the brain is thinner in women than it is in men.  Because of this, women tend to have higher social intelligence and higher emotional intelligence but there's a trade-off.  Because the barrier is larger between two hemispheres in a male's brain, they have better spatial awareness than women do, so we tend to have a better 'sense of direction' and things like that. Theoretically, scientists will tell that this is so men can hunt, forage and scout while women stay home and take care of the tribe, but I'm not sure I buy into that.  But the science is clear, there is a significant difference in the size of the blood brain barrier between men and women and this difference results in the fact that we perceive things different.  Women perceive energies (social, emotional, spiritual) differently than men and men perceive environmentally differently.  This isn't sexist, it's science.

My experience with mixed however has mirrored this phenomena and it has resulted in some extremely dangerous plays (luckily no one was seriously hurt).  There's simply nothing about this that is sexist, and in fact, women have a tremendous advantage over men when it comes to social and emotional intelligence but when it comes to spatial awareness, men have the edge.