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Well, let me start by saying that women are stretchier and have more curves than men do. This would cause their boobies to hit the parallel bars and also if men went on the balance beam they could rack themselves and then they wouldn't be able to make babies. I mean duh, it's bad enough when the men have to swing their units around on the horse without hitting it on the horsey handlebars. Also, if the women had to go on the high bar, then they would have to grow so that they could reach the bar because they usually start to shrink from the tight uniforms they wear. So that's why the women do 4 events but the men do 6.

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Because the most common injury from beam (which I have experienced myself) is to split the beam which means falling and having the beam in between your legs as you fall from a jump/leap. And this is crazy painful for women, so they fall would be just AWFUL for men.

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Women tend to be more flexible.

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