S/he’s baaaaaack! We talked about Andraya Yearwood back in April (see Women’s Sports are Dead: ‘Female’ Transgender Track Star Slaughters Female Competition). S/he is that transgender track star who was, I don’t know, silencing the haters in the best way possible or something. Either way, s/he just took home TWO state championships in Connecticut!
Running against girls.
As a biological boy.
Instead, the day belonged to Cromwell’s Andraya Yearwood, a freshman who won both the 100 and the 200. Yearwood is a transgender athlete who competed for Cromwell as a girl for the first time on April 5, winning both sprints in a tri-meet against Portland and Old Saybrook. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference “defers to the determination of the student and his or her local school regarding gender identification,” according to a Hartford Courant story about Yearwood earlier in the year.
Yearwood isn’t the first trans athlete cheating taking advantage of a competitive edge (see Parents Outraged Over Transgender Track Star’s Unfair Advantage and “Male” Transgender Wrestler Steamrolls Competition. In Female Division). But more critics are speaking out.
Including those who are sympathetic to the trans agenda…
None of this, in my mind, answers the question that could not be ignored.
Yearwood, who has yet to undergo any hormonal treatment on the long process toward sex reassignment surgery, sprinted faster than anyone else for two state class titles.
Was it fair?
On a biologically competitive basis, it was not.
But what about a high school girl who simply wonders exactly what is an equal playing field on a track in New Britain?
What do we tell these girls?
A transgender girl’s journey is more important than your journey?
I’m shocked that more liberal, feminist women aren’t asking that question. Mind you the above is framed more politely than I’ve put words together (read Dear Transwomen: No, You DON’T Know What it Feels Like to be a Woman). Yearwood, or any boy who naturally possesses more testosterone than the girls, or a “transboy” taking more testosterone than her biological boy competitors, is CHEATING. They can identify as a fruit basket, I don’t care. They can identify as the bust of Winston Churchill. I still don’t care. But they cannot enter any competitive sport with such a monumental advantage as this, then be praised as a winner.
This boy stole opportunities from girls. He subjugated these young women, mansplained to them that “these are the rules, I’m just as much of a girl as you are, shut up or be labeled a transphobe.”
But please, tell me about the “patriarchy” it’s such a cute story. Then read Wake Up’Feminists’: Transgenderism is the War on Women!