By J. D. Heyes
Far be it from us to tell anyone how to live but someone has to say it: There are only two genders in this world of ours, male and female, and it doesnâ€™t matter how someone â€œidentifies,â€ that biological fact is established and unalterable.
Granted, modern medical technology may be able to â€˜transformâ€™ a male into a female and vice versa, but regardless of that,Â the gender we are born with is always going to be dominantÂ in terms of our physiology and our psyche.
With that being said, the Left is nevertheless hard at work trying to convince usÂ that genderÂ is a â€˜fluidâ€™ thing and in some cases, an outright choice, so old societal constructs like â€œmaleâ€ and â€œfemaleâ€ sports are no longer necessary or relevant.
Thatâ€™s why they go along with allowing biological males to participate in (and dominate) all-female events simply because they â€˜identifyâ€™ as a girl, claiming â€” remarkably and unbelievably â€” that there are no physical differences between the sexes.Â
One example of this expanding lunacy is playing out to much controversy (right?) in Connecticut. Earlier this month, as Matt Margolis atÂ PJ MediaÂ pointed out, â€œtransgender athleteâ€ Terry Miller of Bloomfield High School in Connecticut recently won a track-and-field sprint over another â€œtransgenderâ€ runner, Andraya Yearwood as well asÂ actualÂ female contestants in an all-girls event earlier this month. These two boys â€” and biologically, thatâ€™s what they are â€” have been at the center of mounting gender controversy since electing to identify as the other sex:
Last year, Miller and Yearwood finished in the top two spots for the stateâ€™s 100-meter state outdoor championships. Miller also won the 300-meter state indoor championship this season. The event at issue now is the 55-meter dash at the state open indoor track championships.Â Miller and Yearwood once again took the top two spots, with Miller setting a record of 6.95 seconds, and Yearwood finishing in 6.95 seconds. The third place winner, a biological female, finished in 7.23 seconds.
Deep-blue Connecticut is one of 17 states that allow biological boys and girls to compete in each othersâ€™ high school sporting events. Margolis, quoting the websiteÂ TransAthlete.com, which tracks such things, noted that seven states, meanwhile, â€œmake it difficult for transgender athletes to compete while in school, like requiring athletes to compete under the gender on their birth certificateâ€¦â€
Well, the smarty-pants Leftists have figured out a way around that little biological pigeonhole: They are simply convincing hospitals and states toÂ leave gender identity at birthÂ as â€˜neutral.â€™
That seems like a lawsuit waiting to happen; governments â€”Â the federal government, especiallyÂ â€” rely on gender statistics for a lot of things. So does the Left when you think about it; extrapolating this â€˜non-binaryâ€™ sexual ID at birth craze out several years, how will liberals complain that too many men â€˜run thingsâ€™ when we donâ€™t know how many â€˜menâ€™ there are any more?
In any event, opposition to transgender craziness in high school sports is growing. Some groupsÂ are trying to use established scientific dataÂ to demonstrate that men/boys, on average and very much in most cases, are far stronger and more agile physically than women/girls.
Also, biological girls, such as Selina Soule, a Glastonbury (Connecticut) High School junior who lost to Miller and Yearwood, are complaining about losing out to biological boys. In Souleâ€™s case, her recent eighth-place finish in a 55-meter race won by Miller cost her a chance to compete in regional competitions throughout New England.
â€œWe all know the outcome of the race before it even starts; itâ€™s demoralizing,â€ she said, according to Margolis. â€œI fully support and am happy for these athletes for being true to themselves.
â€œThey should have the right to express themselves in school, but athletics have always had extra rules to keep the competition fair,â€ she added.
A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.
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