This thread confuses me. Among other things I don't think stylish/athletic must be contradictions.
^Start the thread then.
(My point earlier was: It's usually considered "offensive" to call someone a boy rather than a man, so such a thread would be the ultimate flame bait. While many people aren't so happy with the women/girls division, it doesn't create the same visceral reaction as "Ooo, let's separate the boys from the men!" does. I think it does speak to how much maturity as valued for males vs. females).
But by all means, make the thread! If we're going to create these divisions, might as well as make it equal-opportunity.
^Oh, I totally agree. Just saying, a thread about "Boys and Men of Figure Skating" would probably get different--and more heated--reactions.
The point is, it's not really worth a discussion, because it's going to come down to age.
I don't think it should be treated as girls are inferior to women and boys are inferior to men. You got to play to your strengths. And sometimes you're constrained by age - Radionova and Nguyen obviously won't be able to come across as a woman (no matter how many hooker outfits they put Radionova in) or man.
And most of the "girls" will transform into women, gradually or not so gradually. Some may retire before they get there.
I'm not creating the guy thread either, but it's interesting -- we cut the guys slack for skating like boys when they're teenagers (and they're technically less ambitious than senior men), but you constantly hear disparaging comments about how female jumping beans (who are technically more ambitious than senior ladies) lack refinement and maturity in their skating. Ridiculous double standard.
But female jumping beans can win championships, while boys (usually) can't.