Another Beautiful and Brave Biological Male is Smashing Women's Track Records With Four Consecutive Wins
Ladies and gentlemen, another beautiful and brave individual has smashed another sports record. For the women, of course.
Fifty-year-old Tiffany Newell, a Canadian transgender (ahem) "woman" has won five women's track and field races since February of last year when they broke the Canadian Women’s 45-49 record time by a whopping 6 seconds. Then, this past January, Newell won the women’s 3000-meter and 5000-meter events at the Winter Mini Meet. In February, Newell won first place in two separate 1500-meter races.
\u201cA trans-identified male took the top spot at a women's running competition in Canada last week, adding to his rapidly growing list of victories against female athletes.\n\nTiffany Newell, 50, has set at least one Canadian women's running record.\n\nhttps://t.co/Hcw7PzrDHF\u201d— REDUXX (@REDUXX) 1677513641
Newell began transitioning in 2017 and in 2020 claimed to have reached acceptable levels of testosterone to compete against the ladies. Despite the past 50 years of testosterone pumping through their veins. Three years should definitely reverse all of that biological advantage...right?
Well, er, actually...studies prove this is not the case. Science has shown time and time again that men are, in fact, stronger than women. Which I'm sure you're shocked by. Specifically, a study from the British Journal of Sport Medicine found that trans-identified males completed 31% more push-ups and 15% more sit-ups in one minute on average than a female, and also ran 1.5 miles 21% faster. And even after two years of testosterone suppression, they were still 12% faster.
Needless to say, Newell's success has sparked outrage among the seemingly few female athletes out there without male genitalia. Newell addressed these critics in an interview with Running Magazine and also addressed the possibility of an "open" category for transgender athletes: "The policy makes sense for non-binary athletes, but I don’t feel comfortable racing against men. I am a woman, and I feel most comfortable racing against women or other transgender women. I believe an open category can work if athletes can continue to race against athletes of the same gender."
They don't feel comfortable racing against men. Imagine that.