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Texas Fights Back, Proposes Bill Banning Athletes for Steroids...
Taking testosterone, or any steroid which improves athletic performance, is frowned upon in sports. Yet men who think they're ladies (who are naturally awash in testosterone) have competed against women without the natural testosterone advantage. We've written about it extensively (see Parents Outraged Over Transgender Track Star’s Unfair Advantage and “Male” Transgender Wrestler Steamrolls Competition in Female Division).
Texas is looking to level the playing field, as it were, to treat students who aren't anti-science with actual fairness.
The stated focus of the bill, SB 2095, is steroid use. But because gender confirmation often includes the use of steroids, critics say the true purpose of the bill is to discriminate.
Um, pause. As already stated, taking testosterone or any steroid which boosts one's athletic performance isn't fair to athletes who are not taking steroids. If a transgender whatever is taking steroids to make itself the opposite gender, or has an abundance of steroids (like testosterone) and competes with those who have an abundance of estrogen, that's not fair. Whatever happened to "fairness"?
This year, a Texas teenage transgender boy, Mack Beggs, was allowed to wrestle only girls, because his birth certificate says he was female at birth. Some complained that the boy's prescribed testosterone treatment gave him an unfair advantage over girls.
Right. For reasons already stated. See also "biology" or "general science even a sixth grader could comprehend."
Sen. Bob Hall, a Republican from Edgewood, Texas, who wrote the bill, said he intends to keep students safe and competitions fair.
The Texas Tribune quoted him as saying, "This bill is not addressing who plays on what sports. This bill is addressing individuals who ... are taking steroids, then make sure, as a result of that, the events remain safe and fair."
We're not talking quantum physics here, though if we were leftists would find that problematic. A male athlete would be banned from taking steroids against male athletes. A female athlete would be banned from the same. Regardless of the "M" or "F" box checked on one's birth certificate.
Both a transfemale (a born male) athlete, and a transmale (born female) athlete have an abundance of testosterone, either from being born that way or taking truckloads of steroids. Which can hurt the other athletes they compete against. Read Dear Transgender Fallon Fox: No, You Don't Get To Beat Up Women.
Once again, testosterone makes men stronger than women. If one is taking testosterone (either naturally or unnaturally) they have a strength advantage over those who are not taking testosterone. Why must I keep repeating myself? How is this controversial?
It shouldn't be. If transgenders want to compete in sports, let them compete against other trans athletes. We'll call it the Shemale Fluidity Don't Judge division. It'll be visually represented with a spotted hyena. I'll let you figure out why. If they want to have a third gender option, then let them have a third sports division. Keep boys with the boys, girls with the girls, and gender non binary fluid cronuts to themselves. Go ahead and call me a hater, see if I give any craps.