• Reality Not Tolerated: UK Transgender Athletes Endangering Other Players … Referees, Too.

    Surge Summary: The transgender situation in the United Kingdom is impacting women’s sports in a manner that borders on self-parody. Athletes’ physical safety and referees’ careers are being imperiled.

    It’s becoming increasingly known many a transgender “procedure” is dangerous to those undergoing them – all that cutting and disfiguring and injecting of hormones is not good for any human body. But now, on the next level, we are discovering they’re not good for second party’s either.

    PJ Media’s Megan Fox writes:

    Rugby referees in the UK would rather quit their jobs rather than watch male players who identify as females injure and maim actual female players. The Sunday Times reported that the fear of “being sued as more men claim to be women join the women’s leagues and end up hurting natural-born female contestants with their strength and speed” has led to their decision to resign rather than take the liability.

    Tottering over into self-parody, the situation is also producing conditions like this:

    The refs also report that they have been warned not to question even bearded men for fear of being seen as non-inclusive. Women’s rugby does have a testosterone limit, but instead of testing the participants, refs are told to take the transgender athletes at their word.

    (I’m a woman, really! says Barbie, while scratching her week’s-worth of whiskers. To which the ref nods silently.)

    Referees, choosing to only speak off-the-record, instead, shared their concerns with the Times anonymously. One protested,

    being forced to prioritize hurt feelings over broken bones exposes me to personal litigation from female players who have been harmed by players who are biologically male. This is driving female players and referees out of the game.

    Y’see, these sports professionals are opting to live in the world as it actually functions, not as trans-activists insist it function. They’re protecting themselves and their reputations because failure to do so on their part could mean bankruptcy.

    Another ref objected to being called a “bigot” merely because he is doing his job, questioning the male athletes. You could say the bloke is fed up being attacked for conducting his duties with his eyes open.

    Fox reports on more of the league’s unintentional self-parody:

    Kelly Morgan, a biological male who plays on a women’s team, is hurting his own teammates, the BBC reported “She’s going to be a good, good player for the next few years,” said Brian Minty, Porth Harlequin coach, “as long as we can stop her injuring players in training.”

    The Times apologized for posting a photo of Verity Smith, a biological female insisting she’s a male and who actually did play women’s rugby with a beard. (No doubt chemically generated).  Fox admits she’s confused why Smith didn’t play on a men’s team when she’s claiming to be a male – but this transgender “man” obviously wants it both ways. For personal lifestyle purposes, she’s to be regarded as a man; for career/reality matters, she wants to stick with her actual XX status.

    Oddly and to her credit, Smith says she opposes biological men competing in women’s sports.

    The unnamed refs confided to the Times they spotted at least five bearded-ladies in the women’s league.

    By the way, the damage to people over this craziness isn’t limited to physical injury or squelching referees’ livelihoods.

    There are feminists like [tennis legend] Martina Navratilova who are being silenced for sharing valid concerns about allowing men to dominate women’s’ sports. Navratilova was kicked off the board of Athlete Ally for penning an op-ed vocalizing her concern that the practice of letting men compete with women is “unfair.”

    Charlotte Allen at First Things reported all the injuries the male athletes are inflicting on female opponents,

    “In 2016 another male-to-female transgender sprinter, Nattaphon Wangyot, took home all-state honors in Alaska’s girls’ track-and-field competition. In 2018, Rachel McKinnon, a transgender philosophy professor at the College of Charleston, won first place in the women’s cycling sprint 35-39 age bracket at the Union Cycliste Internationale’s Masters Track Cycling Championship. A photo of the event shows a hulky McKinnon in bicycle shorts towering over the second- and third-place winners. Transgender mixed-martial-arts fighter Fallon Fox cracked the skull of her opponent, Tamikka Brents, in a 2014 match, culminating a brief career of five wins to one loss. In 2012 trans woman Gabrielle Ludwig, 50 years old, 6’8” in height and 220 pounds in weight, joined the women’s varsity basketball team after enrolling at Santa Clara’s Mission College in California. She had fought in Operation Desert Storm as a man and had been married and divorced twice before changing her birth certificate to reflect her new female identity. Ludwig’s coach predicted to the Mercury News that she would be “the most dangerous player in the state”—a not unsurprising assessment since Ludwig was about a foot taller on average than any other woman college player at the time.”

    Recall, all of the above are human beings who were born male but who are play-acting at being female, steam-rolling the real articles along the way.

    “Male-to-female transgender athletes are vanishingly few in number” reflects Charlotte Allen,

    (like male-to-female trans people in general), but as the above examples indicate, when they compete, they pose a crushing existential threat to women’s sports. That is because the very existence of women’s sports is predicated, as Martina Navratilova recognized, on the now-highly politically incorrect observation that the two sexes are radically different physically. Women on average are not only smaller than the average man, but they cannot punch as hard, lift as much weight, or run as fast, owing to the enhanced bone density and muscle mass that testosterone affords.

    That comment is glaringly unfashionable, but also palpably true. What are we going to have to reiterate next? That the sun rises in the East? Sets in the west? That temperatures cool in the winter and warm in the summer? That dogs bark and cats meow?

    In “woke” 2019, assume nothing.

    H/T: PJ Media/Megan Fox

    Image: Screen shot: https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/49298550

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