Transgender men to compete against women at the Olympic Games

In August two British athletes are likely to be the first “transgender” men to compete against women at the Olympic Games. I believe that female athletes should compete against female athletes and that it is not fair to make them race against athletes who are biologically male. Cutting off your penis does not make you biologically female any more than identifying  mentally as a female turns a male into a female, biologically.


…Two British men could become the first “transgender” athletes to compete in the Olympics as women next month in Rio de Janeiro.

The Daily Mail reported Saturday that two biologically male athletes who have transitioned to look like women are in the running to be selected to compete for Great Britain at the Games in August.

Transgender issues adviser Delia Johnston said that based on recent performances, the unnamed duo are expected to qualify for the Olympics. She also said they have already represented Great Britain at “a European championship” and have “competed in their assigned gender,” by which he presumably means male. Their sports were not identified.

The Olympics’ new guidelines allow men who say they are women to compete in the Olympics even if they have not undergone castration provided testosterone levels have been below male levels for a year.

“To require surgical anatomical changes as a pre-condition to participation is not necessary to preserve fair competition and may be inconsistent with developing legislation and notions of human rights,” the International Olympic Committee said in its decision.

Katy Faust, a pro-family advocate who was raised by lesbians and speaks out about same-sex parenting, took to Facebook to blast the news that the two British males might compete against women.

“Friends, I ask you honestly: How can this be a ‘remarkable human rights victory’ for the women who will be competing against these male-born athletes?” she asked. Even if the male athletes have undergone genital surgery, such surgery cannot “change the fact that men are in general 30 percent stronger that women, have greater bone density, have a higher center of gravity, muscle mass that gives them increased speed and strength in sports … and don’t have to worry about whether or not the Games will coincide with their ‘time of the month,’” Faust wrote.

“If the male athlete [comes] in a full second under the women’s world record for the 100 meter dash (typical difference between men’s and women’s times) wiping out the astounding time of Florence ‘Flo-Jo’ Griffith-Joyner, will you cheer?” she continued. “What if the guy clears the unthinkable height of 6m in pole vault for women, when previous women without the upper-body strength gifted to men have reached little more than 4m? Will you tell his female competitors that they simply didn’t train hard enough? What if this guy comes in under 23 seconds in the 50 meter freestyle swim, which would be a world record for a woman but merely average for a male Olympian. Will you say, ‘Yay, equal rights!’ If so, then you may as well abolish all categories of men and women in sports, and thereby destroy every world record set by a woman in nearly every event.”

Former Olympian Katie Uhlaender tweeted that she supports people identifying as they wish, but “this is ridiculous … biology is biology.”


…Men and women are equal in dignity, but biological differences between the genders cannot be ignored for the sake of political correctness.

…Men have a biological advantage over women in terms of muscle mass, lung capacity, and size. Even non-political sources, such as Psychology Today, are forced to admit:

“Men are physically stronger than women, who have, on average, less total muscle mass . . . Men also have denser, stronger bones, tendons, and ligaments. . . .  Men have greater cardiovascular reserve, with larger hearts, greater lung volume per body mass, a higher red blood cell count, and higher haemoglobin.”

These biological differences do not disappear when a man “decides” to be a female. The best argument that transgender activists can give is that “most” benefits of being biologically male disappear when a man undergoes testosterone-suppression and hormone therapy, but even these tentative assurance are not backed up by scientific evidence!

The Olympic Committee first allowed the participation of transgender athletes in 2003, but this problem moved from abstract this year. It is likely that two British athletes will be the first biological males to compete against women in the Olympic Games in August.

We must act now to ensure #FairnessAtRio!

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