Mark Steyn Takes on Trans Athlete on Special Treatment
The 2018 Winter Olympics are right around the corner, and with their arrival comes a renewed look at the controversy of transgender athletes.
Apparently, in these Winter Olympics, athletes will not be required to submit to gender testing. This means a transgender athlete can compete with the sex they identify with, not the one in which they were born. Of course, anyone with a half-functioning brain will be able to tell you that this situation could become problematic.
As stated in the video below, it’s no longer a question of if a biological male who identifies with a woman will win a women’s Olympic event, but when. Perhaps, the “when” is just a few months away.
Joanna Harper, a transgender woman and medical physicist, was interviewed in the video. In her opinion, there is no problem with transgender people being allowed to compete in the Olympics because it doesn’t give them an advantage.
That’s right. According to this “expert,” a biological man will have no advantage over a biological woman when competing in an athletic event.
During the interview, Joanna admits that men who have gone through puberty have a substantial advantage over women when it comes to athletics. She says it’s important to note that transgender women are unable to compete (per the rules of the Olympics) unless they have completed a year of hormone changing treatment. According to her, this changes the biological makeup of a male, taking away many of the athletic advantages they would otherwise enjoy over a female athlete.
Whether people believe that others should be able to choose their gender or not, most can agree that women and men should be relegated to compete with others who have the same biological makeup. After all, this is the only way to keep sports fair. To claim there is a way to make it fair when a woman is really a man biologically seems pretty naive.
~ Liberty Video News
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