Finally, a sporting institution is standing up for women. After too many pathetic men who couldn’t hack it as men, “changed” genders so they could compete as transwomen, the USA Powerlifting Association stepped up. They’re now saying: check the member between your legs. If it’s long and raises on its own, you ain’t a woman. Okay that’s not exactly how it was worded, but I have my hopes and you have yours. Here’s what happened: a male to female transgender (a dude) named KayCee Cooper applied to compete at a weightlifting event in Minnesota. He got this response:
“Male-to-female transgenders are not allowed to compete as females in our static strength sports as it is a direct competitive advantage,” wrote USAPL Therapeutic Use Exemptions Committee Chair Kristopher Hunt in an email to Cooper.
Hunt followed up with Cooper in January with this explanation:
“Transgender male to female individuals having gone through male puberty confer an unfair competitive advantage over non-transgender females due to increased bone density and muscle mass from pubertal exposure to testosterone.”
Duh, men and women are different. One of the things which makes use different are the hormones coursing through our bodies. Testosterone makes men stronger than women. This isn’t an opinion, it’s a fact. So for a man to put on a dress or grow out his hair then say “Yep, I’m a girl!” even if he is taking hormones to make him more ladylike, he’s still been awash in testosterone his whole life. He still has a strength advantage over women. And a propensity to forgo asking for directions.
KayCee is still crying about it:
“They allow trans people to compete in their untested division,” Cooper said. “I won their Minnesota State Championship and it was amazing, but it still felt off knowing that I was denied eligibility for USA Powerlifting.”
Rich, as KayCee denied a powerlifting win from an actual woman. He scored that one because the rules of that specific competition weren’t concerned with reality or even fairness, but about political correctness. Related: Spanish Transgender Woman (a Man) Will Compete for Miss Universe.
Women’s sports are for women. The end. Women’s sports are not traditionally for great spectatorship. They’re not a place where men can go around beating their chests about how they’re stronger than women through no effort of their own. Women’s sports are a safe space for women to compete with other women because women like to compete. Anytime a man invades that space, he’s depriving women of what those women want: to test themselves and their abilities against other women.