Three female Connecticut high school runners have had enough of losing to the boys. In a lawsuit filed this week, Selina Soule, Alanna Smith, and Chelsea Mitchell are demanding that the Connecticut Association of Schools Interscholastic Athletic Conference exclude transgender athletes from girls’ sports and restore a divide based solely on inherent biological sex.
“Forcing them to compete against boys isn’t fair, shatters their dreams, and destroys their athletic opportunities,” said attorney Christiana Holcomb. “Having separate boys’ and girls’ sports has always been based on biological differences, not what people believe about their gender, because those differences matter for fair competition.
“And forcing girls to be spectators in their own sports is completely at odds with Title IX, a federal law designed to create equal opportunities for women in education and athletics,” Holcomb continued. “Connecticut’s policy violates that law and reverses nearly 50 years of advances for women.”
At the center of the lawsuit are two boys pretending to be girls: Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, both of whom have been in the headlines for their total domination of the Connecticut high school track scene over the past three years. Both are biological males competing according to their “gender identity,” which is female.
In an AP interview last February, Yearwood said that her biological sex is just like any other advantage an athlete might bring to the track.
“One high jumper could be taller and have longer legs than another, but the other could have perfect form, and then do better,” he 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.”
This is the kind of pretzel logic you have to twist when you’re defending the idiotic concept that your mind – not biology – has the final truth about your gender. It doesn’t thrill us to mock the arguments of a deeply-confused high school senior, but Yearwood’s logic here is the same used by any other defender of trans “rights,” be they 15 or 55. And it doesn’t make any more or less sense whether the speaker is a kid or an acclaimed psychiatrist.
We hope that the girls are successful in their lawsuit. Not because we’re that heavily invested in the Connecticut high school running scene, but because we’re talking about basic matters of truth and fiction. More than any other time that we can remember, the transgender movement has unmoored us from scientific rationality and thrown us into a world of fantasy and fairy tales.
A country that can be convinced that girls can be boys and vice-versa can be convinced of anything. The viability of Western civilization going forward may very well be determined by when and if people stand up on this issue and say, “Okay, sorry, but you lost me.”