While searching through college papers, we came across an interesting editorial from The Daily Pennsylvanian about female athletes and weight. The piece -- which was written by Ilario Huber -- didn't deal with eating disorders or other food controversies of the day. Instead, he makes a simple point -- If the weight of male athletes is posted on the team page of just about every NCAA squad, why isn't this information available for female athletes? Especially today, in light of Title IX and various equal rights initiatives.
Obviously, weight is a lot more personal and sensitive issue for women than it is for men, but as Huber points out, "Weights are made public in men's sports like basketball and lacrosse, and for legitimate reasons that have a bearing on the game itself. If there is no good reason for their exclusion in women's sports, that should be revisited, too."
Frankly, we think he has a point, but what do you think? Should schools post the weight of its female athletes on its web site or should this remain confidential?