This is fun. People who were born male but identify as female will be allowed to run in the Boston Marathon as women. What’s to stop non-transgender men from simply registering as a woman and destroying the competition? Absolutely nothing. As ridiculous as this sounds, race officials are putting everyone on the honor system. If someone says they are female, in the eyes of the Boston Marathon they are female.
This is from Fox News:
At least five openly transgender women are set to run in next week’s Boston Marathon, raising questions on whether they have an unfair physical advantage or if they are keeping other women from qualifying for the storied race.
…race officials are publicly stating transgender runners can compete using the gender they identify with.
“We take people at their word. We register people as they specify themselves to be,” said Tom Grilk, chief of the Boston Athletic Association.
Yeah, why would anyone lie about something to gain a competitive advantage? It’s not like athletes ever cheat to get an edge (steroids, blood doping, taking a cab to the end of the race and finishing it on foot). Taking people at their word is a consequence-free invitation for abuse.
“Members of the LGBT community have had a lot to deal with over the years, and we’d rather not add to that burden,” continued Grilk.
That’s awesome. Expecting people to believe in the laws of biology is a burden on the LGBT community? I guess having to adhere to the science of two genders is a lot to bear for some people.
To counter this madness, here’s an actual biologist with the irrefutable science of testicles:
“If they still have male gonads, they will have an advantage over other women — there is no way around that. It gives them an unfair advantage. Maybe they have to have a separate category if they’re going to do that. It’s a dilemma,” said USC biology professor Bob Girandola.
They already have a separate category, it’s called RuPaul’s Drag Race. Also, he’s completely right; there is no way getting around the gonads.
But this lefty kook disagrees, because science is one of those things (like all things) that liberals hate when it’s inconvenient to their BS beliefs:
“That’s a misconception and a myth. There’s no physiologic advantage to being assigned male at birth,” said LEGBT activist said Dr. Alex Keuroghlian.
This guy is a doctor? Of what? Nonsense?
If it were true that there is no physiological advantage to being born male, why are there male and female categories in sports? Why not let everyone compete in the same leagues and events? I’m sure uni-sex tennis and basketball will produce tons of female champions, right? The podium at the Olympics will be nothing but women, because men aren’t faster and stronger or anything. What a load of crap.
I’m sure most of you think this is as dumb as I do, but the actual victims here are women athletes who bust their asses training and preparing. If man can slap on a miniskirt and enter women’s sports, female athletes will not be able to compete. This is another example of the liberal zero-sum game in which a misplaced effort to accommodate one group (transgender) ends up hurting another (women).