History & Culture / Opinion / Politics

In the Pursuit of Equality, We’ve Made It Unfair for Women

By – Ian Gargan

Supreme Court

The attention surrounding Lia Thompson is a clear-cut example of cheating in a sport. Gender identity has no place in sports, yet why is the left so supportive? It is clearly Anti-women! They can never spend enough time in a gym to have larger hands and feet like a man. They can’t do cardio until they build a larger respiratory system or do enough pull-ups to gain the natural muscle mass of a man. We could have a couple eat, sleep, drink, and breathe identical for years and the two will never end up being the same build. So why are we letting the left shame us into allowing men to dominate women’s sports?

The people on the side of Lia are claiming it’s only because she is winning that we have an issue. Precisely, if Lia were only placing top 12 or swimming in a recreational league at the town pool, I’m sure news outlets wouldn’t have given it the time of day. The problem grows when the cheater has something to gain. The NCAA doesn’t pay a monetary value for 1st place, but it will always be on a person’s list of accomplishments if they decide to coach or teach swimming for a living. Lia is stripping these females of their accomplishments by competing on uneven grounds.

I would shift the blame to the agency that allows this situation to pass their guidelines. The NCAA is basing their rules solely on how it makes them look, as opposed to scientific outcome. When the woke mob decided that men who identify as women should be eligible to compete as women, the NCAA crumbled and offered the thinnest barrier to entry they could: A trans female or man turned woman, must be on testosterone suppression therapy for one calendar year. Where is the evidence behind this? Show me the person who thought 1 year of testosterone suppression would reverse 19 years of biological growth!

A University of Manchester study from 2020 begins by stating that before puberty, the difference in gender does not affect the ability to play sports, as it is about fine motors skills and team play. The key moment is when a boy begins to hit puberty. The biological effects of elevated pubertal testosterone are responsible for the difference in athletic performance between genders. The study provided that the base performance advantage of a man can be 10-50% higher than a woman, depending on the sport. After the suppression of testosterone in men, they observed a trivial effect on muscle mass, size, or bone density. It does cause a decrease in all these attributes, but not enough to deem this competitively significant. The study quotes, “If those policies are intended to preserve fairness, inclusion and the safety of biologically female athletes, sporting organizations may need to reassess their policies regarding the inclusion of transgender women.”

The reasoning behind having a women’s category is to create a level playing field, however, citing a 2020 study, I would say the NCAA missed the mark. They are reformulating their criteria for the 2023 season, but it seems too little too late for the 2nd place finisher who courageously poured her heart out into the race, despite the unfair odds.

In contrast, Ève Gascon, a female hockey goalie, took the ice this week as a starter in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. She received a huge reception from the crowd and became the third female in the male-dominated league. On the other hand, Thompson received boos after finishing first in the Women’s 500-Yard freestyle. When David beats Goliath with a stone it’s incredible but the opposite just sheds light on the disadvantage in the first place. If you watched someone drink a bottle of whiskey, then a glass of water, would you consider them sober? Self-Identity has no place in sports, and we need to stick to facts. By becoming an all-inclusive type of society, society has thrown biological women under the bus. What ever happened to believing in the science?


We hope you've enjoyed this article. While you're here, we have a small favor to ask...

Support AMAC Action. Our 501 (C)(4) advances initiatives on Capitol Hill, in the state legislatures, and at the local level to protect American values, free speech, the exercise of religion, equality of opportunity, sanctity of life, and the rule of law.

Donate Now

If You Enjoy Articles Like This - Subscribe to the AMAC Daily Newsletter
and Download the AMAC News App

Sign Up Today Download

If You Enjoy Articles Like This - Subscribe to the AMAC Daily Newsletter!


Subscribe
Notify of
28 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Bill T
5 months ago

My granddaughter has been playing soccer now for several years , always played with her other teammates who are all young girls, well last week they played another team of the same age group and unfortunately the competing team had3 young boys who aggressively scored 7-8 goals with ease . They were so demoralized by this that it almost seemed like they lost all confidence and we’re walking off the field with there heads down in shame. The coach on the competing team was encouraging them to score even more , this is not quite the same as testosterone therapy but it’s exactly the same results, these boys did not hit puberty yet ( I don’t believe they did) 10 years old. Completely overwhelmed the girls who up to this game were undefeated and playing extremely well. Anyway that’s a FSR cry from 18-20 yr old college athletes playing at the highest level in sports. All’s I know is I played high school football way back in the day and we all dated our cheerleaders, those were the good old days, god help our youth and society, these are extremely demented and twisted human beings that are behind this purposeful and diabolical destruction of our good and civil society. God please look upon our souls and turn back these elitist worshippers of the devil.

Judy K.
5 months ago

Why don’t we just call it exactly what it is, the Satanists never wanting to hear or see anything about God that will send them into a slobbering spasmodic episode. All the sick perversness is their way of turning this country into Sodom and Gomorrah reborn. It’s all evil satanic and immoral, an abomination in the sight of God. In all the generations since Christ’s death on the Cross, He has been hated, and those who followed Him were hated. It’s no different today.
These demons are soft on most crimes, unless of course crimes are committed against them…and for anything which goes against their sickness.
Are we going to be able to get out of this mess?? Our entire government is corrupt!! I know God is in control, but the way President Trump handled them, he may just be the only one who can get us close. If he can just learn to contain himself and not instigate problems for himself.

Elizabeth
5 months ago

Why can’t they just have a separate category for trans people? They can’t win when they compete with other men so it’s ok to steal it from women. Disgraceful! Women will no longer be able to compete with other biological women!

Judy K.
5 months ago
Reply to  Elizabeth

They have an agenda.

Hal
5 months ago
Reply to  Elizabeth

They do have a category for “trans” people. It is either male or female according to how . you were born. I suspect “trans” people would be uninterested in competing against each other … they don ‘t get much public interest and attention that way. And there is not Constitutional right that gives trans people the right in law to have such a right. But they do have a right to compete in the sex of their birth. I guess the DemocRats will be pushing for a Constitutional Amendment that forces athletic programs to, by law, provide athletics specifically limited to trans people. All the trans people have to do give them their vote, in which case the DemocRats will give such support unless they ascertain it will cost them votes (in which case they will add a stipulation that trans people must help rig votes).

Barb
5 months ago

There will never be Equality. Males are males, and Females are females. As a female, I couldn’t work on a car’s engine or build a house from the bottom to the top, or get pregnant without the male’s sperm. And a Male cannot bear a child, he cannot breast feed a child amongst other things.
I love when my male husband takes me fishing, I love when he drives the boat, I love when he takes care of the car issues, I love when he builds/constructs the home/s he did. Again, there will never be Equality.

A Capable Woman
5 months ago
Reply to  Barb

I could not Disagree more. I myself am a female and I can do anything a man can do physically including but not limited to my own auto repairs, and home repair (including an extension built on to my family home). Your lack of knowledge on a subject does not mean woman are incapable.

Hal
5 months ago

I think all th is preoccupation with transgender etc etc is a bunch of garbage. I guess the topic relieves boredom to some people. I think it is a waste of intellect.

Art
5 months ago

1972 TITLE IX WAS BORN TO ENSURE THAT WOMEN/FEMALES WOULD NOT BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST IN ACTIVITIES AT ANY INSTITUTION THAT RECEIVED FEDERAL FUNDS. 50 YEARS LATER AND THE WOKE FOLK HAVE MADE MAJOR STRIDES IN DESTROYING A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO PROTECTION. SOUTH OF ME IN CONNECTICUT A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF TRACK RECORDS ARE HELD BY GUYS WHO SAY THEY ARE GIRLS. IT IS DISGUSTING. NOW THE NCAA IS GOING “WOKE” IN CONDONING “GUYS WILL BE GIRLS” IN THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT. I GUESS THAT THE LONG GOAL IS THAT SOMEDAY TRUE EQUALITY WILL MEAN THAT EVERYONE WILL BE NEUTER AND POSSIBLY EVERYONE WILL BE THE COLOR GREY. TOO BAD CERTAIN GUYS CAN’T STAND GETTING THEIR AXXES KICKED BY OTHER MEN.

Larry Nuckels
5 months ago

God made Man and a women he formed from a rib out of the side of man. The man and woman are different, in order to procreate and populate the earth ????.

johnh
5 months ago

Leave women sports to only biological women—- and let them continue to compete and test the records set by the women before them. To do otherwise is a total disservice to all that have worked so hard to get to where they are at. Let Common Sense prevail in this issue.

DMM
5 months ago

Science is like magic, except it’s real. The CDC & NCAA are magic shops.

Juanita
5 months ago

YOU GUYS ARD SAYING IT WRONG

IS NOT A TRANSGENDER WOMAN

IS A TRANSGENDER MAN TO A WOMAN

TRANSGENDER WOMEN
WOULD BE A WOMAN TRANSGENDER TO A MAN

THINK ????

IF YOU ARE NOT IN THEIR IDEOLOGY

WHY DO YOU HAVE TO SAY IT THE WAY LGB SAY IT

Jon VANDER SCHOUWl
5 months ago
Reply to  Juanita

Really simple!
No XX chromosomes, no participation!!!!!!!!!!! 

Marie Boudreau
5 months ago

WELL SAID! So why have the powers that be NOT ADMITTED TO THIS UNFAIRNESS! It’s time to stop this twisted thinking and return to fairness on the playing field or pool. Don’t understand how cowardly the powers that be are.

Dave
5 months ago

In the end, this is one piece of a larger plan to undermine our society with the goal of causing a complete collapse, and then offering up communism as a “solution”.

Bruce Baxter
5 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Yup, the “New World Order”. Sickening.

FedUp
5 months ago

Anybody who thinks this is in the name of Equity is an idiot. In the language of the left, “Equity” is equality of outcomes. 1) Allowing a guy who suddenly decided he wanted to be a girl, to compete against girls does nothing by deny outcomes for actual biological girls. 2) If “Equity” is so important, then I’ll believe it when Nancy Pelosi redistributes her $125 million net worth across thousands of poorer people so that everyone is now living on the US median income of about $31K. Including Pelosi. So this “Equity” thing is total BS.

Jeb
5 months ago

There is no equality the democratic buzzword is equity.

Charlie
5 months ago

For years women sued to have their girls play baseball, basketball and even wrestle with boys
through the high school level. Now when a man wants to play in their games it is a problem.
I guess they want it both ways don’t they?

Marie Boudreau
5 months ago
Reply to  Charlie

Such nonsense!!!

Dewey
5 months ago
Reply to  Charlie

Charlie you are absolutely correct. It all started when some girls started intruding into the boys only things, scouts, wrestling, baseball, etc. I feel bad for the girls who stay in their own groups, work their buttons off to be on top and then two he/she’s come on and destroy their hard work only because they couldn’t win against other guys. It’s a very screwed up world both physically and mentally that we are living in and the left is pushing us to oblivion.

Bill T
5 months ago
Reply to  Charlie

In the rarest of instances (one in 100k ) maybe a woman can make a man’s college football team, or even a soccer team, how many women are now playing professional baseball, soccer, football, and playing with men right now? You’re way off base with saying women and men are equal as athletes.

heil biden
5 months ago

THIS SICKNESS OF THE LEFT SHOULD NOT EVEN BE A TOPIC OF ANY RATIONAL CONVERSATION THE NCAA SHOULD BE ASHAMED. IF I WERE IN THE REAL WOMEN SWIMMERS SHOES AND THAT MENTALLY ILL KOOK SHOWED UP I WOULD GET EVERY ONE TO WALK OUT IN PROTEST.

FedUp
5 months ago
Reply to  heil biden

I agree completely! Either that or just jump in the pool at the start of the race and just splash around and play Marco Polo. And when he wins, everyone in the audience should be silent and turn their backs on him.

Rick Blaine
5 months ago

Its insane to think they don’t have a competitive advantage, Puberty as a man was his advantage!

PaulE
5 months ago

Identity politics is NOT about being “fair” or even equal opportunity. It’s about promoting “woke cultural values” as a means to transform the norms of society to adhere to the political ideology of the left. Much in the same way “political correctness” has transformed speech in this country over the last 30 to 40 years.

Smike
5 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Absolutely correct. They’re committed to this and if they have to eat a few of their own on their way they feel it’s a fair sacrifice. These aren’t the nice folks you think they are. By our silence and not-get-involved attitude we are allowing them to take control and then we will be silenced and not allowed to be involved. I don’t think that’s the route we want to go but that seems to be the route we’re choosing.

28
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x