OK before I get into this please allow me to make something very clear. I have no issue with the gay community. Sexual orientation is largely decided in the womb before you’re born. We don’t get to decide what gender(s) we are attracted to. It’s just how people are wired. If Jack marries Phil instead of Jill, my life doesn’t change. It’s their business, not mine and I wish them happiness and prosperity. The LGBTQ folks deserve all the same rights as the rest of us. And if you wish to have gender reassignment surgery, it’s your call to make. Again, I wish you well.
But sometimes our rights come into conflict, and things can get complicated. Or as the old saying goes, “Your right to swing your arm ends at my nose.” It is just such a conflict that concerns me here. So let’s dive into it…
One of the biggest debates going on around the world these days is in regards to transgender athletes, and whether formerly male athletes should be allowed to compete against women. As one who has two nieces and a granddaughter of an age to compete in interscholastic sports, this is an easy one for me. No, they should not. My nieces and granddaughter should not have to compete against boys – unless they choose to do so and with parental approval.
I am amazed that this could even be a topic of discussion. Boys are nearly always stronger and faster than girls. A top-notch female athlete will usually be severely challenged by an “average” male athlete in the same sport. This is completely unfair to the women, especially school-age girls. I understand that transgender girls want to play sports. I get that. But should a transgender “girl” with a guy’s bone and muscle mass, physical strength and aggressiveness be playing against or competing with a natural girl? No. Hell no. It’s completely unfair.
But here come the Democrats with their so-called “Equality Act.” As of this writing the bill has passed in the House with flying colors and is now headed to the Senate. According to the bill’s opening statement it is, “To prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.” How unfortunate that it will, if enacted into law, have the opposite effect.
The bill is designed to extend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to provide unprecedented protections to the LGBTQ community. Mind you, I completely agree that gays, lesbians and transgendered people should be able to live with the same security and human rights as the rest of us. But what about when those rights infringe upon the rights of others? Why is it that it’s the straight people who get labeled as homophobes and worse?
Let’s simplify this: If you were born with a penis, you’re male. If you were born with a vagina, you’re female. If you were born with some of the external and/or internal parts of both genders, you’re a hermaphrodite and your life will either be very interesting or a living hell. And being a hermaphrodite is not considered a gender. It’s a birth defect, usually correctable by surgery.
If you were born as a male, you’ve no business being on the girls’ wrestling team or track team. You’ve no business being in a weightlifting competition against girls. And don’t whine about your rights. You made the choice to switch genders. No one else’s rights should be compromised to accommodate your choices. You made the choice, you deal with the consequences be they good or bad.
Let’s take a look at a well-known case. Female MMA fighter Fallon Fox was born Boyd Burton. After winning her first two matches (against real women), her secret finally came out. Fox had neglected to tell anyone, including her trainer, that she was born a man.
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Fox fought six matches, winning five of them and severely injuring at least one opponent. Fox’s winning streak came to an end when she faced her only opponent with a winning record, Ashlee Evans-Smith. And Evans-Smith administered a classic ass-whupping that left Fox disoriented and unable to stand unassisted for several minutes. Good girl, Ashlee.
Fox would never have been competitive in men’s MMA. But against all but one of her female opponents she was devastating. Fox should never have been allowed to fight in the women’s division once her secret was out. It’s ironic that one of the reasons Ashlee is as tough as she is, is because in high school she was on the boys’ wrestling team. There was no girls’ team, so Ashlee was already a veteran of whipping boys’ butts. 🙂
Am I hating on transgender women? No. But I am speaking out in defense of those who recognize that transgender women are not in any sense a “real” or “natural” female. I’m speaking in defense of natural teenage girls who might get destroyed trying to compete against an unnatural female with the bone and muscle mass of a teenage boy. And I’m not the only one who feels this way. Ashlee Evans-Smith, Martina Navratilova, Joe Rogan, Ronda Rousey, Piers Morgan and others have spoken up about the issue.
We don’t allow people of either sex to use performance enhancing drugs because they create an unfair advantage for the users. Should we not take a similar stance on men trying to compete in women’s sports? The loony left needs to be reminded of the fact that men and women really are different. And those who choose, for whatever reason, to switch genders should not expect to be treated as fully male or female because they are not fully male or female. If you switch genders, you’ve entered into a gray area between genders and no amount of legislation can change that. Reality will intrude every time.
Sources And Related Info
- Equality Act Text
- Heritage Foundation Article On The Equality Act
- Rand Paul slams transgender students competing in sports corresponding to their gender identities
- These transgender athletes are straight up lying
- Female athletes worry Biden’s order on transgender athletes will ‘end’ girls’ sports
- Fallon Fox vs Ashlee Evans Smith (Full Fight)
- These Girls Are Suing The CT Gov Over Trans Athletes
- Transgender Athletes Are Destroying Women’s Sports
Hmm… lot to think about in this one.
I never was one for competitive sports, so I don’t have a story or experience to draw from. I get what you’re saying. I haven’t heard much about what the transitioning hormones and such do to your muscle mass, if anything, and what physical changes take place.
I’ll have to look this up. Lot to think on here.