I would have more respect if a boy who wants to be a girl did so while competing as a boy. I am no doctor, but any boy has the benefit of testosterone coursing through his frame for years building larger and stronger bones and the capacity for dense muscles with little stored fat. He has never had a menstrual cycle or managed it with grace while still living and working in a high-pressure social and economic environment of desired equality.
And these males are allowed to change their “gender” on the fly. Incidents of sexual creeping and assault will rise. Girls and women will be harmed, but not just in once-private spaces. Girls and Women’s sports will cease to be a path of accomplishment or careers for biological girls and women.
Such once-proud male institutions were almost heroic in turning out honorable gentlemen (no, not males like Harvey Weinstein or Bill Clinton or Prince whatshisname). But, no more. Society has decreed there can be no ladies and gentlemen anymore. A man need not stand when a woman enters the room. He can do nothing or he can belch. Who would care – or notice?
Leftists believe that they, not parents, should be the ones instilling values in our nation’s children. If a father explains to his daughter that girls are girls and boys are boys, that’s problematic and must be stopped. If a mother teaches her son that God wants him to wait until marriage to have sex, and that marriage should be to a woman, such talk is homophobic and bigoted in their view. But this is a losing battle for the left, and a winning one for the right.
They’ve decided that they will use a three-judge panel of medical experts to review each transgender swimmer and figure out which team they’re playing for. As any maternity nurse can tell you, it doesn’t take a panel of “experts” to check the undercarriage and determine if a swimmer is a boy or a girl. Apparently just telling people that they have to compete as the sex they were born is just a bit too retrograde for our new woke society.
If a fellow claiming female status trounces woman athletes in a fairly high profile competition — as University of Pennsylvania swimmer “Lia” Thomas (birth name “Will”) did recently — the story makes headlines and raises ire; if such a man falters, as Thomas did quite suspiciously and conveniently even more recently, the story disappears. And each side in the debate often claims vindication based on the most recent result.