Maybe it’s just because of the recent chaos that I missed this. Or maybe it’s because if I had seen it, I wouldn’t have believed it anyway.
After all, the U.S. Department of Education wasn’t the first place I would have expected to see rise up as a pillar of rationality, standing firm against the hurricane-force winds of intellectual psychosis bludgeoning our culture with relentless consistency. Shoot, I don’t even think the U.S. Department of Education should exist.
But to give credit where credit is due, hats go off to that beleaguered bureaucracy for absolutely driving the stake of sanity through the heart of transgender madness. If you haven’t heard:
The U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights ruled that a Connecticut policy allowing biologically male, transgender athletes to compete in women’s sports violates the civil rights of female athletes.
Now, before offering too much praise here, let’s acknowledge that this decision was truly the only one that could reasonably be made. To allow biological males to compete against biological females would logically undermine the entire premise behind female sports.
As I’ve explained previously, if biological males do not have a distinct physical advantage over females, why have women’s sports to begin with? But if biological males do have a distinct physical advantage over females, they should compete separately, regardless of any feelings-based “identity.”
So when four female athletes in Connecticut filed a complaint last year, saying that the state’s rules forcing them to compete against biological males who identify themselves as females, violated the landmark Title IX federal civil rights provision, it was truly a no-brainer. Yet, given the degree to which so much of our culture now operates entirely bereft of a functioning brain, nothing can be taken for granted.
Yes, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 does state unequivocally,
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” (emphasis added)
And yes, it was patently clear that the participation of two biologically male athletes – gifted with stronger physiques, and more developed muscular and skeletal systems – competing against female runners in Connecticut’s track and field tournaments denied those girls obvious benefits that were due them.
Clearly, when the state allowed those males to participate with an unfair competitive advantage (again, the entire reason we separate girls and boys sporting events), it had put an obstacle in front of the girls’ ability to achieve advancement, medals, esteem, recognition, scholarships, and even recruitment from colleges.
But even with all the obvious indicators of what was right and just in this case, the transgender lobby has successfully thrived to this point in abject, belligerent defiance science and common sense.
Thankfully, if not surprisingly, the Department of Education struck a blow for both in their ruling:
“[The transgender policy] denied female student-athletes athletic benefits and opportunities, including advancing to the finals in events, higher level competitions, awards, medals, recognition, and the possibility of greater visibility to colleges and other benefits.”
Yes, it did. Just like transgender philosophy that teaches there is no gender binary (male/female) denies the basic identity of their supposed cultural allies: lesbians, gays, and bisexuals. If there is no such thing as a “male,” you can’t be gay. If there is no such thing as “female,” you can’t be a lesbian. And bi-sexual implies the existence of a bi-nary.
Just like transgender philosophy deprives children it is inflicted upon of the opportunity to develop normally, naturally, and free from a whole host of emotional, spiritual, physical, and physiological impediments.
I don’t want to count any chickens, but that’s why this ruling could portend some really good things for those of us anxious to see sexual sanity return to our culture. As long as it was conservative Christians battling transgender theory, it was a media cause célèbre.
But by threatening the autonomy and progress of young women, it’s possible the veneer has suffered a fatal crack that will expose the ugly consequences we’ve been inviting with our cultural flirtation with this dangerous agenda.
I mean, if the Department of Education can figure it out…