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Why is a sport like curling separated by gender?
I mean obviously I know why sports like speed skating are separated by gender.

But unless I'm missing something, separating curling by gender makes no sense.


jefforize
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re: Why is a sport like curling separated by gender?
Curling competitions have mixed doubles


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re: Why is a sport like curling separated by gender?
The sport that involves sweeping?

We can’t let them know they have the upper hand. Even something as minuscule as curling.


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re: Why is a sport like curling separated by gender?
I know they do. But I'm saying why is that even necessary? To separate it and have special mixed doubles events like it's tennis. Why not have curling open to the best curlers period.. instead of separating by gender and having a specific mixed gender event.



jefforize
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re: Why is a sport like curling separated by gender?
Men sweep with twice the force
Men can throw the stones harder for takeouts
Men generally have better endurance to handle walking 2.5 miles per game over 14 games/35 hours
Men miss less shots


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re: Why is a sport like curling separated by gender?
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Men generally have better endurance to handle freaking moonwalking 2.5 miles


FIFY


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re: Why is a sport like curling separated by gender?
Goes back to the origin of the game.

Men handle their booze better.


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TheWalrus
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re: Why is a sport like curling separated by gender?
Same as chess, darts or billiards, men are just inherently better at games of skill


igoringa
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re: Why is a sport like curling separated by gender?
Occasionally they will do charity matches in Canada with boys vs girls and it is always an absolute blowout. As an OP said above, force of throw, sweeping force etc...


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Bags of Milk
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re: Why is a sport like curling separated by gender?
Men are significantly better at curling than Women.

They throw stones much harder so they can pull off more difficult shots etc.


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TheIndulger
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re: Why is a sport like curling separated by gender?
You would think that it would be equal between sexes since the object isn't to hurl the stone as fast or hard as you can, right?

Wrong. Men are still better.

Women don't compete at the highest level of chess either.


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re: Why is a sport like curling separated by gender?
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Men sweep with twice the force
Men can throw the stones harder for takeouts
Men generally have better endurance to handle walking 2.5 miles per game over 14 games/35 hours
Men miss less shots


You left out superior spacial awareness.


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