At the present time, the IOC has changed their guidelines to say that self-identified women can compete against women, so long as their testosterone level remains below 10 nanomoles per litre (nm/l) for 12 months.
On average testosterone levels are;
- Men between 7.7 and 29.4 nm/l,
- Women have between 0.12 and 1.77 nm/l.
Under those IOC guidelines, hormonally restricted men can maintain a nearly 500 percent testosterone advantage over women.
“Not every male advantage dissipates when testosterone drops” according to Alison Heather, a physiologist at the University of Otago. “Some advantages, such as their bigger bone structure, greater lung capacity, and larger heart size remain. Testosterone also promotes muscle memory. Transgender women have a heightened ability to build strength even after they transition,” Heather explained. Some impressive women athletes seem to agree with Heather, Olympic Gold Medallist Paula Radcliffe, high-profile tennis winner (and outspoken lesbian advocate) Martina Navratilova, and British Olympics Silver medallist Sharron Davies said “There is a fundamental difference between the binary sex you are born with and the gender you may identify as, to protect women’s sport, those with a male sex advantage should not be able to compete in women’s sport”.
One feminist activist, Women’s Liberation Front board member Kara Dansky advised Fox’s Tucker Carlson that CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post had all shut her group out and that Fox was the only network to give them any voice.
Feminists also wishing to put their case for gender fairness have been shut out in the USA so it is likely that the same thing will happen with the New Zealand mainstream media.
This progressive hypocrisy can’t help but hit the fan next July, when men competing as women start racking up Olympic gold, at the expense of biological women who physically can’t compete with larger, stronger men. When the 2020 Summer Olympics arrive, media suppression of feminist concerns might change. Perhaps the change has already begun? The case involving a biological man now calling herself Laurel Hubbard, who before conversion, until well into his 30s, had competed as a man in Olympic-calibre weightlifting events, then transitioned at age 35. Post-treatment she took two golds and a silver at the games in Samoa, dominating three women’s heavyweight lifting categories. In response, New Zealand- based Speak Up For Women demanded that males be barred from competing as women, regardless of their claims of ‘transgender womanhood’. Even though a similar feminist sports advocacy group in Great Britain also spoke out against Hubbard, the IOC proved unable or unwilling to listen and fairly address the issue.
Not just in New Zealand but in the United States, within the younger generations a transgender college competitor CeCe Telfer recently won the NCAA Division II 400 metre National Championship run.
Also, transgender athlete June Eastwood’s victory helped her Montana State team finish first at the Montana Invitational. Transgender girls are also competing in high school athletics, shutting out other girls at every turn. For instance, Terry Miller recently won the girl’s 200-meter dash at the Connecticut State Open track championship. Miller and fellow transgender athlete Christiana Holcomb dominated Connecticut, winning 15 state championship titles within the female ranks.
These self-identified women could be on the fast track to Olympic gold. Helen Carroll, who worked on the NCAA Transgender Handbook, estimates that only three-tenths of one percent (0.3%) of Americans identify as transgender; disproportionately there are 200 transgender women in NCAA sports today.
That disproportionate representation ensures that there’s a lot of Olympic gold out there that young women won’t have a prayer of winning. This reflects the state of transgender women in sports here and worldwide. The mainstream media have kept a very PC lid on the outrage expressed by some feminist groups, but the 2020 Olympics will change that – which in fairness to everyone will be great to see by the fair-minded.
The Olympics are typically watched by more than a billion people worldwide. Many of these viewers will, for the first time, be confronted by biological men “identifying as women”, competing as transgender women and taking advantage of their huge natural male abilities. For the first time, viewers will be confronted with the spectacle of biological men dominating in events previously only open to athletes who are biological women.
The core purpose of the feminist movement has been to prevent women from being dominated by men so this transgender inclusion will inevitably create a huge rift within progressive circles.
Worse for them, this disastrous (for the left) debate may occur in public, during the titanic political face-off between an extreme progressive who’ll be running against the more traditional Trump.
Along with the impeachment hollow witch-hunt, this controversy is sure to highlight America’s left-wing hypocrisy, shattering the Democrats’ fragile progressive coalition into smaller shards of their small hyper-special interest groups.
Especially hard hit will be those entitled people who insist that they are ‘truly special’ and actually deserve and demand support from all the progressive politicians and businesses.
A progressive own goal could be on the horizon. Hopefully, we will see it happen in New Zealand too.
Sources: Fox News, The Guardian, Research.