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Among the earliest lessons infants learn in any sane society is it’s not all about them.  The world will not adapt to their whims; they must adapt to the reality of the world.  No one owes them anything, and respect is earned, never awarded.  As children grow, they must learn another lesson vital to survival: immutable characteristics don’t matter.  That one is male or female, black or white will not put bread on the table.  One makes one’s way in the world on the strength of their character, on their willingness to delay gratification, on their willingness to work hard and well, to put the welfare of others before their own, to recognize and deal with the realities of life, and to obey God’s law and man’s law.

To be sure, some people cheat.  They lie and scam others.  They can make money on being black or female.  They can deny others the fruits of their labor.  In so doing, they contribute to the destruction of societal stability.

The more woke we become, the more we retreat from the essential lessons of childhood, the more narcissistic we are the greater the destruction to us and society.

I last wrote on this issue—men pretending to be women dominating, and degrading, women’s sports in June of 2021 in Trans Athletes: What’s Wrong With Us?  Enter “trans” in the SMM homepage search bar to find all of my scribblings on this topic. In this article, I’ll attempt to support two primary contentions:

1) There is no such thing as a “trans” state of being.  There is male and female and nothing else.  Having one’s penis surgically whacked, having breast implants installed, painting one’s finger and toenails and face and growing one’s hair long, taking female hormones, adopting a female sounding name and announcing to the world one is “in transition” or one has become female does not make one female.  The pretense is betrayed by one’s skeleton, one’s musculature, the lack of female organs, by one’s chromosomes and DNA, by one’s very atoms and smaller particles.  There is male and female and nothing else.

2) Male athletes whose abilities relegate them to also-ran status, guys who might make high school or college teams because teams need a certain number of bodies, but will never inhabit the medal stand can pretend to be female and suddenly own the medal stand.  Such people are worthy of our contempt, not our praise for their bravery.  Lying and denying others the just fruits of their labor is neither brave nor praiseworthy.

Let us begin with an excerpt from an Alliance Defending Freedom discrimination complaint from 2019.  It supports my second point with stunning clarity:

Team USA sprinter Allyson Felix has the most World Championship medals in history, male or female, and is tied with Usain Bolt for the most World Championship golds. Her lifetime best in the 400 meters is 49.26 seconds. In 2018 alone, 275 high school boys ran faster on 783 occasions. The sex differential is even more pronounced in sports and events involving jumping. Team USA’s Vashti Cunningham has the American record for high school girls in the high jump at 6 feet, 41⁄2 inches. Last year just in California, 50 high school boys jumped higher. The sex differential isn’t the result of boys and men having a male gender identity, more resources, better training or superior discipline. It’s because they have androgenized bodies.”7

Reality: men are bigger, faster and stronger than women, and this unquestionable disparity is more pronounced in athletics.

This stark competitive advantage is equally clear at the high school level. To illustrate, the charts below show the best boys’ and girls’ times in the nation across five different high school track events during the 2019 season:

Reality: at the top levels of sports at all levels, events are won or lost by tenths, even hundredths of a second. 

Notice the difference between the top boy and girls in the 200 meter: nearly 2.5 seconds—an eternity in a sprint race.

By now, most informed Americans are aware of the sexual assault by a “trans” boy committed in a Loudon County, VA high school bathroom.  The school board, immensely proud of its new policy allowing boys to use girl’s bathrooms, covered up the assault to preserve their oh-so-woke policy, and merely transferred the boy to another school, where he assaulted another girl.  To cement their world turned upside down virtue signaling, they had the father of the first victim arrested for intending to confront them at a public meeting.  The boy has been convicted in the first instance.  The second is pending.  This is the destruction of which I speak.  Is it the tiniest bit possible some of these men pretending to be women have less than honorable intentions?  Kevin Downey Jr. at PJ Media explains:

Remember that viral video from last June showing an angry black woman, Cubana Angel, confronting the staff at Wi Spa in California (of course), regarding a man exposing himself in the women’s changing room? The spa took the side of the ‘trans’ man and all hell broke loose. Turns out the supposedly trans dude is a tier-1 sex offender with a long history of exposing himself to women and girls. Andy Ngo of The Post Millennial broke the story:

Darren Agee Merager is now being charged with indecent exposure for dangling his partially turgid junk in front of Angel, her daughter, and several other women at Wi Spa.

Merager denies Angel’s accusations.

‘Everything about the Wi Spa was a bunch of garbage and lies,’ he said in an interview. Merager claims he is legally female in California and was in a jacuzzi in the women’s section when he was accosted by Angel. ‘She never saw me naked. I was underwater with water all the way up to my chest.’

Merager also denies ever being around children at the spa. He says he is actually the victim of sexual harassment by ‘transphobic women’ who were at the Wi Spa.

Of course!  Nothing can be the fault of such brave and noble creatures.  Whatever problems exist must be the fault of intolerant bigots who foolishly believe in science, biology in this case.  Aren’t D/S/Cs, after all, supposed to be the party of science?

It turns out Merager has around a dozen convictions under his fake Gucci belt, including convictions for indecent exposure—once in 2002 and again in 2003, both in California. He is also facing six felony counts of indecent exposure after he allegedly exposed himself to women and children in a women’s locker room in 2018. Merager chose not to comment on any of that.

Oh.  There’s reality intruding on the narrative again.  There are consequences beyond winning and losing, potentially deadly consequences, as Andrea Widberg at The American Thinker explains:

Mixed Martial Arts took a serious hit the other day when the sport allowed a man to beat a woman brutally and then claim a victory for having done so.  ESPN, others in the leftist establishment, and the Combate Global competition were all incredibly excited about this violent, misogynistic event.  Worse, the man had trained for years in the United States Army’s Special Forces.  Why was this all condoned — indeed, applauded?  Because the man suffers from body dysphoria, which has led him to believe that he’s a woman.  I feel sorry for him, but — and this is the important point — he’s not a woman, and it’s a travesty that people pretend he is.

The insanity of this is almost beyond description.  Professional fighting is about defeating one’s opponent with a blow to the face or head that causes sufficient brain trauma to render them unconscious.  That trauma may be temporary or permanent, but that kind of injury is cumulative and inexorably leads to disability later in life.  The alternative is to win by causing one’s opponent so much pain and other trauma they have to quit.

It’s one thing for two men, trained and knowing the potential for damage, to beat each other senseless.  But for a man to do that to a woman?  There is no nobility, no bravery involved.  Only selfishness, cruelty and brutality.  Why is McLaughlin beating up women?  Because he knows he can’t win fighting men.

One of the footings of our society is the protection of women and children.  Not only is it a rational thing to do, a recognition women and children are smaller, weaker and less aggressive than men, but a necessity for the preservation of our species.  How far have we fallen when we allow girls to be sexually assaulted in school bathrooms and women beaten unto death in professional fights to vindicate the whims of a handful of confused men that D/S/C idiots may virtue signal their superior morality and intellects?  What does that presage for the survival of our civilization, of our species?

Piers Morgan at The Daily Mail commented:

I found the bout sickening to watch.

It was obvious very quickly that McLaughlin was too strong, and equally obvious that this strength came from the 33 years she spent as a biological man.

As I’ve said before, the restrictive hormone treatment that sports authorities make transgender women do before they can compete in women’s sport does not reduce muscle density or power.

This creates a bad enough unfairness in non-contact sports like sprinting or weightlifting, but when it comes to combat sport like MMA it creates a potentially deadly disparity.

I disagree with Morgan only in his use of pronouns.  McLaughin is not a “she,” and no amount of hormones, makeup or hair dye is going to change that.

The D/S/C imperative to exalt everything “trans” is running into additional reality.  How does one reconcile previous unconditional support for women, and particularly lesbians, when a new, more trendy victim group takes over?

In other news, some lesbians are demanding to  “Get the L Out” of ‘LGBT+.’  Jennie, a lesbian exercising her own sexual preference, should be free to love whom she loves, but it does not work that way under the Critical Crat Theory: ‘They said they would strangle me with a belt if they were in a room with me and Hitler.  That was so bizarrely violent, just because I won’t have sex with trans women.’  What does it even mean to be a lesbian if forced to have sex with a male who believes he’s a female?

What does it mean indeed?  Lesbians make no pretense of being other than female.  Now, to be a member in good standing of woke world, they have to make love to men pretending to be women?  I submit, gentle readers, this, and everything else discussed herein, proves my first contention: there are men and women and nothing else.  Biological reality has a way of asserting itself.

On to the main event:

A University of Pennsylvania swimmer who competed as a man for three years is now dominating the women’s category after identifying as female.

Will Thomas competed as a man for the University of Pennsylvania as a Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior, earning a few wins and spots in tournaments. However, after taking a year off to transition, Thomas returned to U Penn’s team as a female swimmer named Lia and has been racking up far more top finishes than before.

Outkick.com provides more recent reality:

After a weekend destroying records in Akron, it appears it’ll take a historic performance from a biological female swimmer to knock off Lia Thomas — the Penn swimmer who spent three seasons swimming for the men’s team as Will Thomas before becoming a transgender swimmer for the women’s team — at the NCAA Championships in March.

Lia Thomas left Akron with the nation’s fastest 200 freestyle time, the nation’s top time in the 500 free & 1650 time that would’ve had Thomas in the finals at the 2021 NCAA Championships. Thomas won the 1650 at the Akron Zippy Invitational by 38 seconds over her teammate. Her results in all three races set new Penn records along with meet and pool records.

Friday night in the 500 free, Thomas won the race by 12 seconds; she won the 200 free by seven seconds.

Seven seconds in swimming is an eternity, but to win a race by 38 seconds?  Thomas’ competitors might as well not have bothered to get wet.  Thomas, competing in male races, was an also-ran.  He was never going to reach the top ranks, never have his name in the record books.  The solution is obvious: pretend to be female and suddenly, “unexpectedly”—because you can be a woman if you say you are—you’re a winner.

Telling, is it not, we’re not seeing the reverse?  Women are not pretending to be men so they can become instant winners dominating male sports.  It’s that annoying biological reality again.

Let us assume, for the sake of argument, Thomas is sincere in his desire to be female, however deranged that might be.  Let us put aside, for the moment, the real biological reality that he will be to his dying day, male, and should future archeologists stumble upon his skeleton and more, examine his DNA, label him, unquestionably, male.  Does his desire to be female wipe away the hopes, dreams, and life-long labor of every actually female athlete he might encounter in his quest for self-fulfillment?  Can we, if we wish to have a sane, healthy society that actually honors feminine equality and accomplishment put the mentally confused whims of men like Thomas over women?

Arguing for the sake of reality, what does it say about us if we let a con man pretend to be female to win fame and fortune he cannot win in honest competition with men?

Who’s fighting—actually—a “war on [against] women” now?