As Liberty Nation’s Onar Am wrote, “a decade ago, declaring that a man is a man and a woman is a woman would have been self-evident and uncontroversial.” This was especially true in competition sports. Now, however, “we have seen the rise of biologically male athletes who have been allowed to compete in women’s sports because they self-identify as a female.” And the fight between liberals and conservatives has gone global. Arizona House Republicans just passed a bill that would ban biological males who identify as female from competing in women’s sports. The left, of course, went nuts.
Dubbed the “Save Women’s Sports Act,” House Bill 2706 passed 31-29. It is intended to protect females from being forced to compete with – and even get hurt by – males in their own sports. The Democrats are furious because, originally, the bill required a physical exam before being allowed to participate in female sports. That requirement has since been swapped out for a genetic test.
Democratic state Representative Isela Blanc called the bill completely inappropriate, saying:
“I mean, if they want to debate genitals, I guess we’ll see. We’re talking about kids in sports that range in athletic ability, height, weight, age. And it’s all to go after transgender girls. It makes no sense. It’s completely wrong, inhumane, unkind.”
But tell that to mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Tamikka Brents, who suffered a concussion and a broken skull after fighting with transgender Fallon Fox. The fight ended after only two and a half minutes in the first round. Brents responded to the fight, saying she’d never felt so overpowered in her life:
“I’ve fought a lot of women and have never felt the strength that I felt in a fight as I did that night. I can’t answer whether it’s because she was born a man or not because I’m not a doctor. I can only say, I’ve never felt so overpowered ever in my life and I am an abnormally strong female in my own right … I still disagree with Fox fighting. Any other job or career I say have a go at it, but when it comes to a combat sport I think it just isn’t fair.”
Ashley McGuire, author of Sex Scandal, said “Twenty years ago if a man hit a woman so hard that he sent her to the hospital, he’d be in prison. Now he can get paid for it.” She also claimed that forcing the “men and women are the same” argument is, basically, telling females that “to be more of a woman, a woman has to be more like a man.”
While this isn’t to say that biological males enter women’s combative sports to beat up on women, the idea that the two very different sexes can compete on a level playing field in such physical sports is concerning. Female athletes are being reduced to becoming spectators of their own sports as transgenders take over in overwhelming numbers, winning championships and stealing wins from biological girls. Hormone replacement therapy does not necessarily change every cell within a male’s body, making his bones less strong and lung capacity smaller – just two of the physical differences between the genders.
Isn’t allowing transgenders to participate in girls’ sports in direct opposition of Title IX, which was designed to provide equal opportunities for women in both education and athletics? Once again, it seems this is another liberal case of catering to the few to screw the many. As McGuire said:
“For the tiny percentage of people who experience gender dysphoria, we should have nothing but compassion. We should do everything we can to help them and protect their dignity, but we don’t need to overturn biologically defined sex differences to do so.”
The bill must still pass the state Senate before it can be signed into law.
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