In my opinion, some people in politics and entertainment are putting into one heap two things which don’t belong together: people’s rights to present themselves as they wish, and men’s rights to invade women’s sports and beat the stew out of them. Irony: It’s being called “The Equality Act.”
There are reasons sports are separated by sex; and one of those is the fact that men, generally, are bigger, faster, and stronger.
Here’s more on that from Joe Rogan:
“There’s a reason why we make the distinction to have male athletics vs. female athletics. The reason is that males have a physiological advantage over women. … [I]f you’re a women, and you’re a natural woman, and you don’t take any extra hormones or male hormones, you’re not taking steroids or any sort of performance-enhancing drugs, you’re doing your very best to compete and you’re at the top of the heap, and someone comes along and they were a man for 30 years, and decides they’re going to be a woman…and competes as a woman and destroys records and dominates you in that sport, that’s bull****. … That’s a person who is biologically a male, and who was a male for 30+ years of having testosterone run through their body and affect their tendon strength, and affect the shape of their bones and the mechanical advantages of the male hips vs. the female hips, and then they’re competing with smaller people who have been a woman their whole life. It’s not fair. It is as much cheating as taking steroids when the other person doesn’t or taking performance-enhancing drugs when the other person doesn’t. Maybe even more so. Maybe even more so, because you also have — there’s a bunch of advantages in terms of reaction time that males enjoy. It’s some significant difference in reaction time between males and even untrained males vs. female professional athletes.”
Somewhere right now is a girl with athletic dreams. She’s destined to make all-stars. And all-state. To set records in high school. And get a scholarship. And break records in college. And get national recognition. And go to the Olympics. And get compete professionally. And parlay all the attention into endorsements or other means of making a living. Or any one or combination of those.
But she won’t — because a man is going to take her place.
Why are there people voicing support for it?
This is anecdotal, but I believe it’s worth a watch: A video of the weekend’s co-ed World Athletics Championships surfaced Tuesday, showing four different male track runners pass a woman who’d been given a 7-second head start for a short run. In the 4×400-meter relay, each team was comprised of two men and two women.
This is where we’re headed. Dudes’ll blow out chicks, and that’ll be that for their hopes and dreams.
Check out the videos.
And for a wrap-up, here’s more Joe:
“It has nothing to do with being open-minded or tolerant. It has something to do with logic; just basic reason. This is craziness. You’re encouraging people to be something that’s preposterous. … You’re in make-believe town. … You can’t just decide you’re a woman and compete with women. That’s make-believe. … You…know there’s an advantage. Everyone knows. This is crazy. … I’m as open-minded as they come with this, but this is unfair for women — which is what’s so ironic about this, because everybody’s supposed to be looking out for women. If you’re looking out for women but you’re also blindly progressive to the point where you’re letting [stuff] like this fly, well, then you’re not looking out for women, because women are now in this weird position where you’re putting them at this unfair disadvantage. It’s…crazy. It’s a symptom of a sick society. It’s a symptom of a lack of rational thinking. It’s people just bending over backward so hard to be progressive and open-minded that you’re giving into these extremists, these crazy people that are looking at this thing completely delusionally.”
As reported by The Telegraph, the WAC 4×400-meter relay was “track athletics’ first mixed-gender event.”
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