This is not just the end of women’s sport, but of the Olympics itself:
The trans militants want to destroy women’s sport. In the process they are doing a good job of destroying women as well. They have declared all-out war not only on women, but on biology, and on reality itself. If you want to know how Western civilisation will finally come crashing down, simply look at the lunacy of the radical trans agenda.
I have written plenty on the trans cult. Indeed, this is my 223rd piece on the topic. And just one of many areas of real concern here has to do with the issue of women’s sport and how the trans mafia is working overtime to destroy it. I have written often on this matter. See this piece for example: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2019/03/06/trans-sport-and-the-assault-on-women/
On a daily basis we learn of more moonbattery from these folks. The most recent involves the decision to allow New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to compete in next month’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. He will become the first transgender athlete to compete at this level. I have written about Hubbard before, including in this article from three years ago: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2019/10/22/the-ongoing-war-against-women-in-sport/
Hubbard, born Gavin, lived as a man for 35 years before “transitioning” in 2012. And now he will change forever the face of the Olympics. One story describes this as follows:
Hubbard was named to represent NZ at the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Monday in the women’s super heavyweight category. She was named in a five-strong New Zealand weightlifting team, alongside Kanah Andrews-Nahu (women’s -87kg), Megan Signal (women’s -76kg), David Liti (men’s +109kg) and Cameron McTaggart (men’s -81kg).
Hubbard, 43, transitioned in 2012 and became the first transgender athlete to represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games in 2018. She won silver at the 2017 world championships and was sixth in 2019 after suffering a major injury while competing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/olympics/300327080/nz-weightlifter-laurel-hubbard-to-become-first-olympic-games-transgender-athlete
The story goes on to note that not everyone is happy with this move:
Belgian weightlifter Anna Vanbellinghen believes Hubbard maintains an unfair advantage. Vanbellinghen, who competes in the same +87kg division as the New Zealander, stressed that she fully supports the transgender community and that her comments were not a personal criticism of Hubbard.
“I am aware that defining a legal frame for transgender participation in sports is very difficult since there is an infinite variety of situations, and that reaching an entirely satisfactory solution, from either side of the debate, is probably impossible,” Vanbellinghen said recently. “However, anyone that has trained weightlifting at a high level knows this to be true in their bones: this particular situation is unfair to the sport and to the athletes.”
Thankfully, there are plenty of other folks who are concerned about where all this is headed. Entire organisations have sprung up recently to defend women in general, and women’s sport in particular, from the trans assault. Many could be mentioned here, but let me highlight just two of them. The first one is Save Women’s Sport Australasia. As they state on their homepage:
While everyone has the right to play sport, no one has the right to play in any category they choose. Sport is meaningless without fair competition, which is why we have separate categories for disabled people, for children, for men, and for women. However, a desire to be inclusive is having unintended negative consequences for women and girls, who are losing fair and meaningful competition at all levels of female sport. https://www.savewomenssport.com/
The purpose of this organisation is this: “Save Women’s Sport Australasia is part of an international coalition of women’s organisations, athletes, and supporters of women in sport who assert that male athletes should not compete in female sports.”
Here are the first two points raised in their FAQ page:
Why is the female sports category important for women?
Male puberty locks in many changes to the male body that simply cannot be reversed. Males are (on average) taller, heavier, have bigger heads, longer arms and greater reach. They have greater lung capacity and the angle of their pelvic bones are different. This means they can run faster, jump longer, throw further and lift more. The differences in performance for elite male and female athletes is so marked across a wide range of sports that female athletes simply cannot bridge that gap.2 If women are to have the same opportunities in sport as men, at both amateur and elite level, they need a women-only category.
How is the female sports category under threat?
After many years of progress for women’s participation in sports, a new challenge has appeared: male-born athletes who identify as women are being allowed to compete against females. This is unfair to women. Female athletes who want to protest this clear injustice often face barriers: they risk a media backlash, jeopardising contracts with commercial sponsors, and being disciplined by their sporting bodies. https://www.savewomenssport.com/faq
Last night on the Alan Jones Sky News program Katherine Deves, the Sydney-based co-founder and spokesman for the organisation appeared on the show to discuss the case of Hubbard. She did a great job of explaining why this is such a dangerous move.
It should be noted however that conservatives who should know better are not helping the cause. For example, Peta Credlin also discussed the Hubbard story last night, just before Jones did, and Peta kept referring to Hubbard as “she” or spoke of him as “her”. When we let the activists destroy our language – and with it, biology and reality –-our side is already well on the way to losing this one big time.
And Jones himself is happy to refer to Catherine McGregor (born Malcolm) as a ‘she’ as well. He even has his own show on Sky News now: “The McGregor Angle”. This kind of intellectual schizophrenia is not helping our cause at all, but simply plays into the hands of the sexual militants.
The second key group fighting all this madness is Binary, run by Kirralie Smith of NSW. This in part is how her organisation is described:
Binary as an organisation is concerned with the role that gender plays in our society. We affirm the fact that gender is binary.
Male and Female.
Our organisation aims to promote and celebrate the inherent differences between boys and girls, men and women. We uphold the biological assertion that there are two complementary genders.
Binary exists to challenge the aggressive agenda to de-gender our society in the areas of education, health, military, business, politics and the law.
Binary will protect our children from those who would seek to indoctrinate them with programs designed to promote the LGBTI agenda while bullying anyone who opposes it.
We are committed to building a well-informed broadly-based network of groups and individuals to create an effective social and civic barrier to radical gender theory.
We will meet challenges to current law and policy to stand against radical gender theory being imposed on us all. https://www.binary.org.au/about
The site has already offered commentary on the Hubbard case. The story begins:
New Zealand weightlifting has blatantly discriminated against women by including male athlete Laurel Hubbard on the Olympic team. The 43-year-old male didn’t begin taking medication until he was 35-years-old, enjoying a lifetime of testosterone-induced benefits along the way.
It is grossly unfair to women and a massive insult to the other genuine female competitors. The Guardian reported that “21-year-old Tongan weightlifter, Kuinini Manumua, who would have otherwise qualified, has missed out on the Olympics”.
The NZ team is poorly excusing the discrimination claiming they ticked all the boxes for Hubbard’s qualification. The International Olympic Committee transgender guidelines were modified in 2015, allowing males who haven’t even had surgery to compete. The only requirement is that their total testosterone level in serum is kept below 10 nmol/L for at least 12 months. That is approximately double what a female can naturally produce. If she took testosterone she would be disqualified as a drug cheat. Science has proven that male and female categories are necessary as it is not just a matter of testosterone. https://www.binary.org.au/nz_weightlifting_discriminates_against_women
It sure is unfair. And it sure is an insult to all women. And this is just another nail in the coffin of women’s sport. The insanity of the trans mafia knows no bounds. It is determined to destroy everything in its path. And now we are witnessing the end of the Olympics.
Thanks a lot trans tyrants.