The first world has gone so far down the rabbit hole of transgenderism that businesses and organizations are embracing the idea that people who are biologically one gender really do qualify as the other gender simply because they claim they are.

How we got to this point has been spoken about ad nauseam, and we’ll only course correct after we all agree that reality is a thing, and that fantasizing that we live in a world where gender fluidity is possible needs to be tossed into the mind bin along with your imaginary friend and the Green New Deal.

It’s one thing to have someone shout that they are female when they’re really male. If they just kept it to that, then that’s not something I particularly care about. You do you, just don’t force everyone else to pretend along with you and we’re good. However, it’s another to not only force everyone else to agree with you but then applaud you as you put women down.

That’s exactly what’s going on in the sports community, as headline after headline comes out detailing victories by transgendered “women” in women’s sports as highlighted by my colleague Elizabeth Vaughn on Tuesday.

These are only being celebrated today as triumphs because the current trend says people not only should cheer it on, but they have to. Any talk to the contrary evokes the wrath of the mob, and God have mercy on your soul if you become their target.

The problem is that what the mob is forcing us to do is allow men to cheat in women’s sports and, regardless of any hormone treatments and surgeries performed, biological men will always benefit from biological characteristics of their sex.

A report from the Atlantic already gave us a look as to why this is all the way back in 2012. According to the report, Israeli physicist Ira Hammerman spoke at the 2010 Wingate Congress of Exercise & Sports Sciences. It was there he revealed that he found an interesting pattern across a dozen different sports when it came to world records.

Men consistently out-perform women by a 10 percent margin:

Running. Swimming. Rowing. Kayaking. Short distance, long distance. Accomplished in teams or attempted alone.These are such diverse events, requiring different parts of the body and diverse types of talent. And yet they all share something: Their women’s speed world records are all about 90 percent of their men’s speed world records, in both short, middle and long distances.

Hammerman then took a look at why this is, and found biology plays a massive roll:

Taking a kind of wild shot at which biological factors might affect athletic performance, Hammerman looked at hemoglobin counts and the maximum amount of oxygen an athlete can use in a minute.

And guess what he found? Men have an average of 13.6 to 17.5 grams of hemoglobin per decalliter in their blood. Women have 12.0 to 15.5 g/dl.

The ratio? .88 to .89.

And while maximum oxygen consumption statistics are harder to measure and harder to come by, if you compare them for four accomplished long distance runners of each gender, they average to 72.7 for women and 82.1 for men. 72.7 is about 89 percent of 82.1.

Men are biologically built to out-perform women physically, thus the consistent lead men have in sports over women, and that’s just air intake. The odds stack in favor of men, even more, when it comes to muscle mass according to LiveStrong.com:

Studies have proven again and again that men have a greater amount of skeletal muscle than women. In one such study that examined 468 men and women and was published in a 1985 issue of the “Journal of Applied Physiology,” researchers determined that men had an average of 72.6 pounds of muscle compared to the 46.2 pounds found in women. The men had 40 percent more muscle mass in the upper body and 33 percent more in the lower body.

Men not only have more muscle, but pound for pound, their muscle is slightly stronger than a woman’s — about 5 to 10 percent, says Lou Schuler in “The New Rules of Lifting for Women.” A study reported in a 1993 issue of the “European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology” attributed this strength difference to larger muscle fibers in men.

To borrow an old saying, men competing as women in sports are bringing a figurative gun to a knife fight. The odds are incredibly high that they’re going to out-perform their female counterparts and often do.

This isn’t a step forward for humanity, it’s a giant step in the opposite direction of equality, specifically for women. These transgendered athletes are cheating. They’re bringing a biological advantage into the ring, winning handily, then reaping the rewards while getting cheered on by a media and an activist community that tells you to cheer along with them, or else.

We’re being forced to applaud cheaters for taking away glory and rewards from women who have worked hard to get where they are. That’s the level we’ve reached.