By Harold A. Black
This is not a politically correct article. For the life of me I can’t figure out how things that are so politically incorrect are labelled as being “politically correct.” My friends on the left will probably tell me that I am a bigot but it looks like the progressives and their ilk have thrown women under the proverbial bus. The support of the Trans community with their gender identity means that men identifying as women can compete in women’s sports, go into their bathrooms and do so with impunity. Males who identify as women who were mediocre athletes now find themselves as champions. Track and field records have fallen to such ex-males. Soon they will be competing in all women’s sports and females who have devoted their lives to athletic pursuits will find they are no longer competitive. Think I am kidding? An aged 15 and under boys soccer team FC Dallas routed the US women’s national team 5 -2 in a scrimmage. Imagine what that portends for women’s sport.
Several states have passed laws prohibiting biological males from competing in women’s sports at the high school and college levels. Biological males have an added physical advantage due to the male hormone, testosterone. However, to be fair this advantage is not evident in every sport, only those dependent upon strength, speed and endurance.
Not surprisingly, Trans rights are supported by the Biden Administration. His Department of Justice opined in a challenge to a West Virginia law “A state law that limits or denies a particular class of people’s ability to participate in public, federally funded educational programs and activities solely because their gender identity does not match their sex assigned at birth violates both Title IX and the Equal Protection Clause.” The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has echoed the Biden administration in condemning laws that prohibit biological males from competing in women’s sports. The NCAA argued that its approach “requires testosterone suppression treatment for transgender women to compete in women’s sports”. However, studies in the Journal of Medical Ethics and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism argue that even with testosterone suppression biological males retain their advantages and will still have performance benefits over women.
As to the bathroom issue, the first time I encountered a man who identified as a woman was at an Ohio State football game. He came out of the women’s bathroom and my other half and another woman came out after him both visibly shaken.
Recently, a women’s spa in Los Angeles where a man supposed to have exposed himself has been in the news. Many women in the spa were aghast especially since some young daughters were present. Predictably the Transgender supporters said that this is where “she” should be. One activist stated that “If you don’t want your child to see a variety of bodies, don’t take them to naked spaces.” The spa had said that “modesty must be checked at the door, as no clothing is worn in these gender-separated areas.” For some reason that I don’t understand, Black Lives Matters protesters showed up outside the spa to clash with protesters demonstrating against Los Angeles’ gender identifying policy. Violence ensued with several people having to be taken to hospitals treated with non-life threatening injuries.
I naively thought that a solution on the bathroom issue would be to have Men’s, Women’s and gender neutral bathrooms. However, many landlords argued that such an addition would be too expensive and the Trans crowd claimed to be miffed and insulted. So my solution is a simple one. Take “Men “and “Women” off of bathroom doors and doors to spas. Rather allow admission by genitals. Put up a picture of male and female genitalia on the doors and say “if your sexual organs look like these, then you may only enter here.” I don’t know if this will stand legally but do it, take it to court and see what happens. This will revisit the recent Supreme Court decision not to hear a case on bathroom discrimination. Of course, the ultimate solution would be to boycott any establishment that allows men to use women’s facilities and vice versa, regardless of what the local law states.
In this case, the wishes of a sliver of the population are supported by the government while that of the overwhelming majority is being ignored. I find it interesting that the left whines about the wishes of the people being ignored when they do not get their way on spending bills and other pieces of legislation. Yet they ignore the will of the people when they support the so-called right of an individual who identifies as the other sex to impose themselves on the vast majority of the citizenry.