Transgender high school sophomores Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood came in first and second place respectively in the 100-meter race at Connecticutt’s State Open Finals this month. Miller also won the top prize for the 200-meter race. She and Yearwood were born male, but they now identify as females, whatever that means.
Wow, what a coincidence! The only transgender females running, and they finished first and second! What are the odds of that?
“Some parents within Connecticut’s high school track and field circle expressed outrage,” ABC News notes. Some?
It is astounding to me that any parents or runners—though the students are subject to daily PC brainwashing, so I’m sure that’s a factor—put up with the ridiculous and anti-competitive Connecticut Athletic Conference rules. They generously allow high school athletes to compete based on the gender with which they identify. Says ABC in another masterpiece of equivocation, “Critics say the rules give male-to-female transgender people a competitive edge over cisgender women — whose biological sex matches their gender identity — because some have higher testosterone levels than non-trans females.”
Oh, critics say that, do they? How about a slight edit: “Male-to-female transgender people have competitive edge over cisgender women whose biological sex matches their gender identity because some have higher testosterone levels than non-trans females.”
“I think it’s unfair to the girls who work really hard to do well and qualify for Opens and New Englands [competitions],” sophomore sprinter Selina Soule, who finished sixth in the 100-meter State Open Finals, told the Hartford Courant. “These girls, they’re just coming in and beating everyone. I have no problem with them wanting to be a girl.”
That is, “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”
Well, of course it’s unfair. Both Miller and Yearwood make Caitlyn Jenner look like Kate Upton. Letting them compete as women when they are still obviously to a greater or lesser degree young men in some respects turns a girls athletic competition into a sham—but it’s a well-meaning sham. That appears to be the theory.
The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference [CIAC], which governs high school sports, only says that its rules are in alignment with state law, which when passed did not take into consideration big, strong boys being able to compete as girls because they wanted to. Connecticut law would need to be changed before the CIAC could alter its policy, the organization said. Legislators being legislators, they won’t do that unless forced.
Every single parent of every single born-female competitor should pull their daughters out of every event in which a transgender competitor is entered. Until they do, the rigged races will continue.
This is my favorite part: the justification for this undeniably unfair rule offered by Cyd Zeigler, the author of “Fair Play: How LGBT Athletes Are Claiming Their Rightful Place in Sports.”
“I’m really tired of hearing about unfair advantages. The way our entire society is designed, transgender people have inherent disadvantages everywhere they turn,” Zeigler told ABC News. “They want to call these advantages unfair, as though if you’re a cisgender person that any advantage that you might have over someone else are fair. But any advantages that a transgender athlete might possibly have are automatically deemed unfair. Why is that?”
Why? Because it is unfair, that’s why. Zeigler really is arguing that because transgender people have a tough time adjusting to society, they have an inherent right to treat others unfairly.
He is a foolish and unethical person identifying as a respectable expert.
[ Much of this issue was discussed last year, in the case of the reverse case of the transitioning female high school wrestler, who is taking male hormones as she gradually becomes male. Texas has the reverse of Connecticut’s rule: athletes have to compete according to their birth-gender. Thus Matt Beggs, who looked like this last I checked, when he won the 2018 state girl’s wrestling title.
..has to compete as a girl wrestler. In Connecticut, he would have to compete as a male, assuming he decided to identify as one. You can review that discussion here.]