Transgenders competing in women’s sports is a thing we debate in 2019 (see NCAA Conference’s “Female Athlete of the Week” is Transgender and WATCH: This is Why You NEVER Bet Against Transgender Athletes). On one side, people believe those born as men competing against people born as women is inherently unfair. On the other side, you’re a transphobe if you’re on the first side. As with any of the great debates of our generation, there’s always South Park to respectfully air both sides of the argument. If for some reason this video was removed, click here. I would have just embedded that people, but Hulu is selfish.
Here’s what I find most sad about the whole transgender “ladies” in women’s sports. In the olden days, the “moral of the story” was up-lifting and usually offered important lessons: it’s wrong to steal, be a nice person, Epstein didn’t kill himself. They were life lessons people needed to hear at that moment to grow into better people.
The life lesson here is that maybe, just maybe, opening a discussion just to possibly consider as to whether or not something may or may not be fair does NOT make you a transphobe. Or any -phobe for that matter. That’s the debate. Instead of dealing with the after-effects of what happens to women when we allow men to just say they’re women.
Anyone with half a brain knows it’s unfair to see men competing and taking opportunities away from female athletes in women’s sports. Yet the same side which says its championing the rights of women is somehow the same sides eager to grant special rights to men… who just say they’re women.