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    At least, that’s what the current situation seems to be, though an Education Ministry official has said it was perhaps a ‘misunderstanding’. Guardian report and BBC report. Also, Radio NZ report, to give an antipodean flavour.

    If it’s true, it does seem to be a retrograde step for women’s rights and equality, despite the fact that the decision was said to be taken to “preserve the dignity of Tongan women and hold on to Tongan cultural values”.

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    I suppose that if girls wish to beat the crap out of each other,they should be able to do so.The same with rugby.I think boxing is a medieval ‘sport’ and should be banned for all.

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    If women/girls want to box or play rugby they should be able to do so in the same way that if they want to parade around at men only events or drape themselves over expensive cars they should be allowed to do that also.

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    I agree Boxing, unless your really good, does  untold damage to the brain,  Rugby , is rough and to me isn’t suitable for girls/women!   Broken noses, cauliflower ears etc!  If that’s being sexist , that’s my opinion !  :rose:

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    I say, whether male or female, if you want to participate, it’s your choice.

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    I was a bit surprised to see this post resurrected, to say the least.

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    Didn’t even realise it was an older one brought back!!!

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    At least ladies in a scrum won’t get testicle crushing! My eyes still water remembering my rugby days at school in the 60’s.

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