Whoever thought we would see the day when scientists wouldn’t be able to agree on “guidelines” to be used to determine whether or not men can compete as women in women’s sports and vice versa? This is what being “woke” looks like apparently. No longer knowing what boys and girls are.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was set to create new, stricter guidelines for transgender participation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, but they’re running into a problem.
It doesn’t look like they will be able to accomplish this in time for the actual games. You see, the panel of scientists advising the IOC just can’t seem to agree amongst themselves and are stuck trying to find “a balance between biology and fairness.”
LifeSite News reports:
In July, researchers from New Zealand released a paper concluding that the IOC’s current guidelines pose an “intolerable unfairness” to actual women competing against gender-confused men, who retain male advantages such as superior “joint articulation, stroke volume and maximal oxygen uptake” despite hormone therapy.
The Guardian reported that the scientists had been expected to recommend that the IOC reduce the acceptable testosterone levels for “trans woman” athletes by half, which supporters said would allow them to compete how they “identify” while significantly mitigating their physical advantages.
Yet the recommendations have stalled for several reasons. Some cited research showing that testosterone suppression still wouldn’t erase substantial physical advantages, while others appear to more ideological concerns. The Guardian’s sources say that agreement is “far more difficult than expected because this is such a tricky political and emotive issue.”
Additional meetings are planned in hopes of getting individual sporting federations to establish their own transgender policies, but draft proposals for the IOC’s own policy have “gone around the houses” without success and the issue is not expected to be resolved in time for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Science has generally always regarded men’s bodies as physiologically different than women’s. Now it seems as though men and women must be equal no matter what, even if it forces us to deny truth and science. The fact that there is a panel of scientists torn over this issue really highlights where we’re at in the 21st century. Why even bother with gender-separated games anymore at all?
Female athletes are very concerned about where all of this is going to take women’s sports, and rightfully so. If the current trend to allow biological men, who pretend to be women, compete against biological women continue, women are going to come out the big losers on this.
In February, tennis champion Martina Navratilova spoke out against this disenfranchisement of female athletes saying, “A man can decide to be female, take hormones if required by whatever sporting organization is concerned, win everything in sight and perhaps earn a small fortune, and then reverse his decision and go back to making babies if he so desires. It’s insane and it’s cheating. I am happy to address a transgender woman in whatever form she prefers, but I would not be happy to compete against her. It would not be fair.”
She isn’t alone in her concerns for the integrity of women’s sports. Swimming silver medalist Sharron Davies also spoke up, saying in March that, “It’s not anything to do with saying sport isn’t for everybody, it’s asking how we classify it,” adding, “And rather than classifying it by gender, we have to classify it by sex. And if the transgender society isn’t happy with that, we’ll have to talk to governing bodies about an alternative, a transgender games or something. But how can this be fair to women?”
Considering the left claims to be the champions of women’s rights it’s quite disturbing to see them now having to choose between women’s rights and trans’ rights. The two are obviously contradictory to each other.
Men believe they can simply become women, as if growing long hair, putting on lipstick, and wearing dresses is all there is to it. The truth is, trans “women” rob biological women of their right to be women. Trans “women” being allowed to compete against biological women robs them of all the effort, hard work, and training that goes into their sport. It’s patently unfair.
The truth is, nobody is actually concerned with what’s fair and what’s not. The scientists tasked with helping the IOC determine new guidelines know it isn’t “fair” for men to be allowed to compete against women, it just isn’t politically correct to say so.
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