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Are there any feminists who oppose gender segregation in professional athletics? If not, why not? Doesn't gender segregation in athletics foster the sexist belief that women aren't able to compete with men on a level playing field and that protective social structures and special considerations are necessary to enable women to thrive in competitive environments? - Dazed and confused

I am sure that some feminists do oppose integration of certain professional athletes - or more accurately some feminists who wouldn't think that full integration was necessary. These feminists are more about parity - i.e. men and women having access to the same number of things, but not necessarily changing what the thing is. Other feminists see that equality in sports will come when men and women play on the same teams and those teams are equally valued. Perhaps you should contact the Women's Sports Foundation for more information.
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