Reality’s Last Stand relies on its readers for support. If you enjoy the content or find it valuable, please consider becoming a paying subscriber or making a one-time or recurring donation. Thank you! Over the past few weeks there have been a number of articles in mainstream publications insisting that concerns surrounding biologically male athletes competing as females has
As soon as I heard this interview on NPR I wrote an email to Dr. Vilain. This is the last line of the the email I sent...Your parting advice was that instead of focusing on the actual, real issues of unfairness is that we should be “celebrating diversity” instead. I'd invite you to stand at the finish line of a race where some “assigned female at birth” girl just got smoked by someone who is physically and in every other way a male, and as they see their podium possibilities and maybe even their chance at a college scholarship evaporating, tell them they should be focused on “celebrating diversity”.
How about if we find a way to tie the number of trans women competing in women's sports to the number of trans men competing in men's sports? So long as those numbers are equal, I'm ok with transgender people competing in the category with which they identify. But of course we all know this won't be the case.
Indeed, all discussion seems to take place around trans women competing as women, and not trans men competing as men. Implicit here is the mutual understanding, even among the Dr. Vilain types, that trans men will not be able to compete with men at any high level in most sports. Because... biology. It's a real thing, no matter how much woke "scientists" try to spin it.
The purpose of articles like that is to muddy the waters enough to make it difficult for people to argue back and to provide cover for those who want to attack sex based differences. This especially as congress debates the equity act.
Because of this we would not expect trans athletes to be “systematically winning all competitions.”
Yet: in the UK there was a great example of how this will play out. A guy decided at the last moment to join a ladies 5 or 10K. He wasn’t much of a runner but still he managed to finished on the podium. He said it was a little embarrassing being on the podium at a ladies run, but since it wasn’t a serious competition no one said too much. Now what happens when this story gets around and a bunch of college runners decide to join the local ladies competition, you know, just for the hell of it. BTW It should be noted that he refers to himself as a guy not trans or queer.
I think that someone needs to write a paper on the bad science and disability discrimination of individuals with sex linked chromosome disorders.
Apparently, it's fine to assign gender to these men and women with chromosomal abnormalities, but not anyone else?
The disabled are the MOST discriminated against group. They don't need to be some "rainbow of sexes" platform for the able-bodied seeking validation for arbitrary changing of their own gender.
If biological sex were the sole determining factor for the legal sex category, is it possible this unambiguous demarcation could eliminate the confusion about who qualifies as female in sport? Could it also eliminate the invasive and degrading tests males like Caster Semenya have had to undergo in order to excel in the female category? If the legal category is porous, what argument can be made for upholding the biological category in sport?