By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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When 7-year-old Amalya Knapp took the beam at the New Jersey state gymnastics finals last month, her excellent performance symbolized a far more complicated balancing act.
A frotteur is someone - usually male - who takes aberrant pleasure in rubbing his fully clothed groin area against someone else - usually female - generally in a public place, say a subway, perhaps a funeral parlor. The frotteur is a pretty weird duck. The word is obviously French in derivation, and it unsurprisingly has an arty origin. Frottage is "the technique or process of taking a rubbing from an uneven surface" according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "as a point of departure for a work of art."
An Iowa wrestler who became the first girl to win a state tournament match when her favored opponent refused to face her says she has no problem with his decision.
An Iowa high school wrestler who was one of the favorites to win his weight class defaulted on his first-round state tournament match rather than face one of the first girls to ever qualify for the event.
"Wrestling is a combat sport, and it can get violent at times," Joel wrote in a public statement. "As a matter of conscience and of my faith, I do not believe that it is appropriate for a boy to engage a girl in this manner. It is unfortunate that I have been placed in a situation not seen in most high school sports in Iowa."
He praised Herkelman's achievements but said his religious beliefs prevented him from wrestling her.