Women Are Too Sensitive

Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Pete Newell runs a Big Man's camp. It is a camp designed to teach basketball players who play in the front court about foot work, post position, etc. Many famous NBA big men from Shaquille O'Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon, James Worthy, etc have gone to his camp at one time or another.

Pete also runs a "Tall" Women's camp. I'm assuming they call it "Tall" because they don't want to offend some women by calling them "Big". Come on, isn't that just being a little sensitive? Do women who play either collegiately or play professional basketball for a living really get offended by being called "big"? Look at Margo Dydek, the tallest WNBA player. She is 7'2" for heaven's sake. Let me tell you something, if you are 7'2" you are big whether you are male or female.

Maybe its because I'm a guy and I just don't get why its derogatory to be called "big".

Yes, all my female readers may now tell me how insensitive I am.


Jenny said...

I would say that it is very much a stigma to be a woman and to be referred to as "big" (whether in height or breadth). Our society tells us that the man is the one who should be bigger, and so when women measure too far in any direction, it really does affect our self opinions.

Truly, I think, you cannot understand, unless you think of what it would be for a man to be called "small."

T said...

Hey! Who are you calling Small!!! :)

JK. Yeah, I know I probably can't understand.

Kat said...

because too often, "big" is used to mean fat for women and tall or well-endowed for men. it's just the double standard thing. i think you should make it your mission to change society's view of the word big. it's not women who are too sensitive. it's men who are too insensitive. :P

Anonymous said...

I see big women everyday!
It kind of scares me because Im about 185lb and there are women twice my size. Inside I'm thinking if I get in a fight with one of these JURASSIC women, I am going to end up in a hospital!!