Well, this is becoming a more and more common story. Whether it’s bike racing, wrestling, or, as in this case, indoor track running, we are slowly but surely witnessing the ridiculously unfair effects of allowing boys and men to compete against females in sports.
We have, of course, known that this sets up an unfair playing field for practically as long as organized sports have been around. Thus, we’ve always separated men’s and women’s sports, placing them into two different categories for obvious reasons. But this is 2019, we’re past the “transgender tipping point,” and now schools are being forced to pit boys against girls, simply because these particular boys think they were tragically born into the wrong bodies.
From the Washington Times:
Andraya Yearwood hears the comments, usually from adults and usually not to her face.
She shouldn’t be running, they say, not against girls.
Yearwood, a 17-year-old junior at Cromwell High School, is one of two transgender high school sprinters in Connecticut, transitioning to female.
She recently finished second in the 55-meter dash at the state open indoor track championships. The winner, Terry Miller of Bloomfield High, is also transgender and set a girls state indoor record of 6.95 seconds. Yearwood finished in 7.01 seconds and the third-place competitor, who is not transgender, finished in 7.23 seconds.
Miller and Yearwood also topped the 100-meter state championships last year, and Miller won the 300 this season.
Wow, they must really be good, huh?
There are snippets of an interview with Yearwood in the article, and we particularly enjoyed this one where he/she acknowledges that there’s something unfair about the situation. But…hey, that’s life, right?
“One high jumper could be taller and have longer legs than another, but the other could have perfect form, and then do better,” Yearwood said. “One sprinter could have parents who spend so much money on personal training for their child, which in turn, would cause that child to run faster.”
That’s very astute, but here’s the thing: We don’t have separate leagues for girls with long legs. We don’t have separate categories for rich kids. If we did, and there was a rich kid “identifying” as a middle-class kid, then we would have an analogous situation. What Yearwood and Miller are doing is really nothing more or less than cheating to earn titles that they don’t deserve. It turns the entire league into a farce, and sacrifices the entire point of competition on the altar of political correctness-gone-amok.
In the grand scheme of things, how important is it that a handful of transgender athletes are running away with unfair victories? Probably not very. But it is symptomatic of the larger insanity in our society, wherein we are mandated to believe that just because a boy says they feel like a girl, that’s the end of the discussion. They said it, so it’s true. Period.
Sorry, but that’s not the way the world works. And the longer we cater to this nonsense, the more broken our world will become.