By – Ian Gargan
The attention surrounding Lia Thomas is a clear-cut example of cheating in a sport. Gender identity has no place in sports, yet why is the left so supportive? It is clearly Anti-women! They can never spend enough time in a gym to have larger hands and feet like a man. They can’t do cardio until they build a larger respiratory system or do enough pull-ups to gain the natural muscle mass of a man. We could have a couple eat, sleep, drink, and breathe identical for years and the two will never end up being the same build. So why are we letting the left shame us into allowing men to dominate women’s sports?
The people on the side of Lia are claiming it’s only because she is winning that we have an issue. Precisely, if Lia were only placing top 12 or swimming in a recreational league at the town pool, I’m sure news outlets wouldn’t have given it the time of day. The problem grows when the cheater has something to gain. The NCAA doesn’t pay a monetary value for 1st place, but it will always be on a person’s list of accomplishments if they decide to coach or teach swimming for a living. Lia is stripping these females of their accomplishments by competing on uneven grounds.
I would shift the blame to the agency that allows this situation to pass their guidelines. The NCAA is basing their rules solely on how it makes them look, as opposed to scientific outcome. When the woke mob decided that men who identify as women should be eligible to compete as women, the NCAA crumbled and offered the thinnest barrier to entry they could: A trans female or man turned woman, must be on testosterone suppression therapy for one calendar year. Where is the evidence behind this? Show me the person who thought 1 year of testosterone suppression would reverse 19 years of biological growth!
A University of Manchester study from 2020 begins by stating that before puberty, the difference in gender does not affect the ability to play sports, as it is about fine motors skills and team play. The key moment is when a boy begins to hit puberty. The biological effects of elevated pubertal testosterone are responsible for the difference in athletic performance between genders. The study provided that the base performance advantage of a man can be 10-50% higher than a woman, depending on the sport. After the suppression of testosterone in men, they observed a trivial effect on muscle mass, size, or bone density. It does cause a decrease in all these attributes, but not enough to deem this competitively significant. The study quotes, “If those policies are intended to preserve fairness, inclusion and the safety of biologically female athletes, sporting organizations may need to reassess their policies regarding the inclusion of transgender women.”
The reasoning behind having a women’s category is to create a level playing field, however, citing a 2020 study, I would say the NCAA missed the mark. They are reformulating their criteria for the 2023 season, but it seems too little too late for the 2nd place finisher who courageously poured her heart out into the race, despite the unfair odds.
In contrast, Ève Gascon, a female hockey goalie, took the ice this week as a starter in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. She received a huge reception from the crowd and became the third female in the male-dominated league. On the other hand, Thompson received boos after finishing first in the Women’s 500-Yard freestyle. When David beats Goliath with a stone it’s incredible but the opposite just sheds light on the disadvantage in the first place. If you watched someone drink a bottle of whiskey, then a glass of water, would you consider them sober? Self-Identity has no place in sports, and we need to stick to facts. By becoming an all-inclusive type of society, society has thrown biological women under the bus. What ever happened to believing in the science?