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The Ongoing War Against Women in Sport

Oct 22, 2019

More appalling cases of the end of women’s sport:

If a group of evil Martians wanted to come to planet earth with a sure-fire way of destroying women, they would likely not come up with anything better than what the trans militants are already doing. Of course everyone is greatly damaged by the trans revolution, but women are among the really big losers – especially in the area of sport.

As I have documented so often now, trans madness is leading directly to the end of women’s sport. Not only is their very ability to compete and make a living out of this threatened, but plenty of women are also on the receiving end of this physically, as males pretending to be females cause them very real harm.

And the examples of all this continue to appear at an alarming rate. Consider four more recent cases of how women are being hard done by as this bizarre ideology sweeps everything in its path. My first case is from the UK where concern about women being harmed by male players is resulting in many giving up sport. As one sobering story puts it:

Biological males who identify as transgender women are wreaking havoc in women’s rugby in Great Britain. Women’s rugby referees in England are quitting their jobs over the inclusion of the male athletes, according to a report in The Sunday Times this weekend. “Being forced to prioritize hurt feelings over broken bones exposes me to personal litigation from female players who have been damaged by players who are biologically male. This is driving female players and referees out of the game,” one referee told the British paper under the condition of anonymity.

“If you even ask the question, you are told you are a bigot,” another referee told the Times, stating that they had witnessed five different women’s players with beards over the course of half a season. Former Olympic athlete Sharron Davies told the paper that allowing biologically male athletes who identify as transgender women to play on female rugby teams is non-sensical.

“My daughter Grace was told at the age of 11 she could no longer play with the boys because it was no longer safe. How can they have that rule in place and … say it is perfectly OK for a transgender woman who is a biological man to play with the girls, but girls who are girls are not allowed to play with the boys because it is dangerous?” said Davies. Elsewhere in Great Britain, transgender rugby player Kelly Morgan is laying waste to opponents in a Welsh women’s rugby league. “She’s going to be a good, good player for the next few years, as long as we can stop her injuring players in training,” Morgan’s coach, Brian Minty, told the BBC last month. pluralist.com/transgender-athletes-wreak-havoc-in-womens-rugby/

My second story involves the growing uncertainty and concerns about just what will transpire at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Due to be held in July and August of next year, there are many athletes and others now questioning if this will be the end of female sport. One woman is already raising her voice about this. As one article puts it:

Olympic chiefs should not use women’s sport as a “live experiment” on the issue of transgender athletes, ex-swimmer Sharron Davies has warned. The British Olympic silver medallist has been vocal on the subject in the past and wants the International Olympic Committee to “show leadership”. She spoke out as the IOC said it was assessing its guidelines in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. “If there is any doubt, delay inclusion,” Davies said.

Davies, who won silver at the Moscow Games in 1980, added: “Do not use women’s sport as a live experiment. That’s not right or fair.” She believes people born biologically male who transition after puberty will retain a physical advantage over their competitors, and that their participation should be limited until the science is clear on the issue. Trans athletes have argued they should not be blocked from participating in sport, and some have claimed the science around physical benefits is still unclear….

At the Pacific Games in Samoa in April, transgender competitor Laurel Hubbard won two gold medals in weightlifting in the +87kg category. The New Zealand athlete, 41, had been favourite to win the gold at the Commonwealth Games in Australia last year but she pulled out midway through the competition on the Gold Coast with an elbow injury. As things stand, Hubbard would be eligible to compete in Tokyo and could become the first transgender athlete to win an Olympic medal. www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/49837710

Story three has to do with a Canadian male who keeps winning in female sporting events. As one news report states:

Transgender cyclist Rachel McKinnon keeps dominating women’s cycling. And she keeps creating controversy all the way. Last weekend at the Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Manchester, England, the 37-year-old Canadian first set a world record in qualifying for the 35-39 age category 200-meter sprint, then went on to defend her title in the finals. Her success, however, has been overshadowed by frustrated competitors.

In an interview with Sky News, former cycling champion Victoria Hood said, “It is not complicated. The science is there and it says that it is unfair. The male body, which has been through male puberty, still retains its advantage; that doesn’t go away. I have sympathy with them. They have the right to do sport but not a right to go into any category they want.”

In a press release in response to Hood’s comments, McKinnon denounced her for having “an irrational fear of trans women.” “By preventing trans women from competing or requiring them to take medication, you’re denying their human rights,” McKinnon told Sky News before the event….

It’s not the first time a competitor has spoken out about their frustrations with having to race against her. “It was an unfair race, and I accepted that when I pinned on the number, and I tried to do my best to overcome the unfairness,” said Jennifer Wagner-Assali, who took bronze behind McKinnon last year but did not compete on Saturday. “I do feel that hard-fought freedoms for women’s sport are being eroded. If we continue to let this happen, there will be men’s sports and co-ed sports, but there won’t be any women’s sports.” nypost.com/2019/10/21/transgender-cyclist-rachel-mckinnon-dominates-as-competitors-raise-questions/

Yep, say goodbye to women’s sport. That is the endgame of this trans insanity. Hopefully if enough people speak out about this moonbattery then we can start to see things turned around. And my last story does offer a bit of hope in this regard. It has to do with one US sporting group:

In a story that shouldn’t be that hard to figure out, men shouldn’t be competitive in women’s sports. In fact they shouldn’t be allowed to compete as women at all. It’s literally the epitome of a 7th grader playing on a 3rd grade sports team. The folks at USA Powerlifting get that and have imposed a ban on all Trans women trying to compete as women, you know because they’re not women.

USA Powerlifting has banned all transgender women from competing as women, even as a trans powerlifter in Minnesota recently won a state championship with another association, setting a state record. JayCee Cooper, a trans woman, had applied last year to compete in a recent USA Powerlifting event in Minnesota. In December her application was denied.

“Male-to-female transgenders are not allowed to compete as females in our static strength sports as it is a direct competitive advantage,” wrote USAPL Therapeutic Use Exemptions Committee Chair Kristopher Hunt in an email to Cooper. Hunt followed up with Cooper in January with this explanation: “Transgender male to female individuals having gone through male puberty confer an unfair competitive advantage over non-transgender females due to increased bone density and muscle mass from pubertal exposure to testosterone.” thedcpatriot.com/usa-powerlifting-bans-trans-women-from-competing-as-women/

Finally, a bit of common sense – and a much-needed rebuke to the trans activists and their dastardly agenda. But much more will need to be done to protect women and women’s sport. Let’s hope that soon enough this whole diabolical trans baloney will be seen as just an unpleasant memory in coercive utopianism and leftist lunacy.

But until then, we all suffer – big time.

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10 Responses to The Ongoing War Against Women in Sport

  • The trans athletes should be in their own categories in the Paralympics.
    This can be argued from quite a number of points of view.
    1. Trans athletes have permanent physical injuries.
    2. Some trans athletes have artificial and non natal additions.
    3. Some trans athletes have been taking performance de-hancing drugs or hormones.
    4. “Some” trans athletes have challenging psychological issues that may increase or decrease their athletic performance beyond the accepted norms.

    Women in sport need to get together and boycott events that are infected by trans athletes.
    Players associations, umpires etc etc need to do the same.
    One complainant can be picked off, but a whole team or association will survive.

  • Thanks Bill. Another important article. Last week Andrew Bolt mentioned that 41% of children in Victoria are wanting to enter the transgender process. Yet someone who lived as a woman for several years, and then reversed it, has a website to support those who regret making the decision to transgender and also want to reverse it. It seems the number of young people wanting to reverse their sex changes are growing, as they find it didn’t make them happier after all.
    https://sexchangeregret.com/?fbclid=IwAR2FL6wcSFlNLu1GYToPhjPdA8vCmKszKpT8mWvBU9MVgA6P33txI1Hom4I

  • “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” – Ephesians 6:12

    As I read the blog and the four excerpts describing the issue(s), it stands out that in each case the males allowed to participate in the female categories are referred to as, “her.” We have come to a place where this “subtle” acquiescence to even refer to a man as “her” demonstrates how slick the enemy is in manipulating and deceiving, and how easily we just swallow the lie and go along with it as a culture. Paul outlined the battlefield perfectly…

  • The transgender in women’s sports saga is so in-your-face. It seems like it’s only a matter of time before something cracks. But until that happens, women are going to continue to suffer.

    No remotely sane person really thinks this is OK, and it’s going to be some key moment that sparks a reversal.

    Almost everyone, everywhere is mumbling under their breath about the utter injustice and inhumanity of this liberal logic being pushed to the extreme.

  • Good on him. Push this stupid PC garbage into the cowardly faces of the sports chiefs. We need hundred more half decent male athletes to do this and blow the whole thing up. And who says you need to paint your nails and dress like a clown? Just compete as an ordniary guy.
    Oh, and we need women to protest too. C’mon women – what happened to that bra-burning, affirmative action, feminist fury – has it melted in the heat of transgender fear?
    Transgender pffft.

  • If you think this burns your buns, wait till you see pictures/videos trans women breaking born-women’s bones..

    just youtube: trans boxing, trans wrestling, trans rugby you name it, tho what I may saw now may not be around a week later cause youtube pull-out those kind of videos. So you may have to search from other sites.

  • What percentage of F-T-M “trans-men” press to be included as competitors in men’s competitive sports? I suspect that the figure may be lower than in the case of M-T-F “trans-women”. Are there any statistics and or case history on this side of the trans- in – sports inclusion scenario?

  • John Wigg – well, technically any woman can compete in the men’s category because the men’s category is open – or unrestricted. A bit like a freestyle swimming race. Everyone does the crawl but you can use any stroke you like, in other words, FREE style. Actually, the ony completely open group is the men’s age category usually from 18 to 35, or 20 to 30, or 23 to 35… Every other category is restricted or special. (Due to age, level of disability or gender (sex, i.e. X or XY)). For example, I compete in open age races when there are no age categories available (which is a bit hard to win at 57).
    Another example or category restriction is Eliud Kipchoge not having his sub 2hr marathon recognised because he had rotating pacers. However, the women’s marathon record by Paula Radcliffe that stood for 16 years was done with male pacers. So the IAAF recognizes two world records for women, a “mixed sex” race that can have male pacers and a “women only” record (which loses about 3 minutes). Obviously, to be fair, Kipchoge’s time is actually equivalent to the new women’s record by Brigid Kosgei which was done in a mixed sex race, so they should recognise 2 male records as well. But that would open a can of worms. (how many pacers can you have etc etc). But it would be fair.
    And to push the analogy a bit further, nearly everyone else gets special priveleges – women only jobs, aboriginal identified jobs and benefits, special centrelink situations for refugees, special support and affirmative laws for homosexuals and trangenders, special Centrelink tolerance for Muslim polyamory, youth or elderly benefits, special this special that…the only unrestricted category in society is a 18 to 68 year old white, male Christian. So they do recognise these as the elite competitors then…

  • On the bright side, this may prevent some girls from being exposed to lesbian dominated sporting cultures.

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