Score one for sanity!
And yes, we can expect the usual suspects to fling
themselves on the floor, writhing, spitting, and howling in protest.
It seems the organization, USA Powerlifting is saying “NO” to men who want to compete with women in powerlifting competitions.
Specifically, they’re telling men, who think they can change
their gender through cosmetic surgery and hormone treatments that they’re not
eligible to compete as women.
The reasoning is pretty much in line with the rules that
apply to anyone who wishes to compete.
The use of testosterone, a steroid, is forbidden in
In a statement, the organization explained its position:
The announcement revealed that USA Powerlifting will not allow trans women to compete as women in their competitions, because “not all powerlifters are eligible to compete in USA Powerlifting.”
A portion of the statement read, “USA Powerlifting is an inclusive organization for all athletes and members who comply with its rules, policies, procedures, and bylaws. USA Powerlifting is not a fit for every athlete and for every medical condition or situation.”
The statement added that USA Powerlifting does not permit the use of “testosterone or other androgens, commonly used to assist in transition from female to male.”
“By virtue of the anabolic nature of these compounds, they are not allowed, nor is a Therapeutic Use Exemption granted for such use for anyone,” the statement explained. “This applies to any and all medical conditions which might be treated through use of androgens.”
The organization went on to state ironclad, biological fact,
which, of course, is enough to set some people’s heads on fire: Men have an
advantage in strength sports over women.
Science and biology do
not care about your feelings.
Even surgically altered men, pumped full of synthetic
hormones tend to have a size advantage. We’ve heard account after account of
men-as-women being allowed to compete in competitions that were meant to cater
to female athletes, and these men-as-women tend to always come out on top.
In October, a transgender female cyclist placed first against biological women in a meet. Naturally, the incident sparked waves of backlash.
In June, a transgender high school student — born a male — dominated over female competition in 100- and 200-meter dashes in a Connecticut state track and field championship.
In 2017, a New Zealand transgender weightlifter, born a male, won two silver medals competing as a woman in the weightlifting world championship.
They’re hailed as “winners” and called “brave” by an insane society, but if they weren’t taking advantage of their natural edge, would they still be?
What if you put these men-as-women in their actual category,
competing against non-surgically altered males? Would they still be successful?
Oddly enough, you don’t hear a lot about women-as-men
competing successfully in male-oriented sports.
Why do you think that is?
“Through analysis the impact of maturation in the presence naturally occurring androgens as the level necessary for male development, significant advantages are had, including, but not limited to, increased body and muscle mass, bone density, bone structure, and connective tissue,” the statement declared. “These advantages are not eliminated by reduction of serum androgens such as testosterone yielding a potential advantage in strength sports such as powerlifting.”
Again, they’re pulling out science. They’re giving
biological reasoning for putting a stop to this madness.
I’m sure there will be protests. I’m sure we’ll hear how unfair it is to these “trans” individuals to be denied the “right” to compete.
Here’s a thought: Since the problem is with the steroid use, offer to allow these men-as-women an opportunity to compete, as long as the stop taking the steroid treatments and can give a clean urine specimen, as proof – just like every other competitor.
And before anyone says something insane, like, “They don’t tell diabetics to stop taking insulin, in order to compete!”
Yeah. Insulin is a medical need. These men-as-women can live without their synthetic hormones.
Oddly enough, the same people standing up for trans rights
are oddly silent when it comes to a woman’s right to a fair playing field in