My colleague, Sister Toldjah, wrote a particularly thought-provoking post yesterday about two transgender athletes who finished first and second in an event at a recent high school women’s track state championship. The pair had won the top prizes at last year’s state championship as well.
The two athletes, Terry Miller of Bloomfield High School and Andraya Yearwood of Cromwell High School, are transitioning to female. And, for obvious reasons, the parents of many of their competitors object to their participation due to their unfair physical advantage. As Sister Toldjah said:
Here’s the thing neither of them are willing to admit: their “cisgender” competition could wear themselves down to the bone trying to improve in order to defeat them, but the likelihood of them doing it is slim to none because the male body and the female body are built differently, no matter how many hormone therapies one takes to change their body.
Why is winning so important? Does it really matter?
Yes, it matters a great deal. Because the winners of last week’s state championships in Connecticut will advance to the New England regional championships in Boston where college recruiters will be on the lookout for the top athletes.
Fox News spoke to one of Miller and Yearwood’s competitors, a young woman named Selina Soule from Glastonbury High School, who missed the opportunity to move on to the regionals by two places. She told Fox:
We all know the outcome of the race before it even starts; it’s demoralizing. I fully support and am happy for these athletes for being true to themselves. They should have the right to express themselves in school, but athletics have always had extra rules to keep the competition fair.
Laws regarding participation in sports by transgenders vary by state. Connecticut, being as “woke” as it is, has adopted “a state anti-discrimination law which says that students must be treated in school by the gender with which they identify. And the state organization which governs high school sports has adopted this policy.”
The American Spectator’s Melissa MacKenzie wrote an interesting article here about the physical differences between real young women and those who are “transitioning.”
If a man wants to transition into a woman or vice versa, that’s their business. But they must understand that there will be certain limitations. It’s unfair for a real woman to miss out on a sought-after and well-deserved opportunity because she’s been defeated by a transgender.
As much as transgenders wish to become the opposite sex, it is an impossible goal. They can identify as a woman, dress like a woman, talk like a woman, and even undergo sex change surgery, hormone therapy and facial feminization. However, major biological differences will still remain. They will never be more than a transgender.
Nobody forces another person to transition. When faced with a decision in life, we can choose between A or B. But if we choose A, often the opportunity to ever choose B again ends. This is something that transgenders must accept. They will always be biologically different from real women and there is no place for them in women’s competitive sports.
You just can’t fight Mother Nature.