“Our rules, and the basis of separating genders for competition, are based on physiological classification rather than identification.”
Last week, we brought you the story of Mary Gregory, a weightlifter born male, who others celebrated for breaking world records for women in the sport. Many people objected due to an unfair advantage.
Now Gregory has lost all of the titles.
Lily Wakefield reports at Pink News:
Powerlifter Mary Gregory, who broke world records, disqualified for being trans
Transgender powerlifter Mary Gregory, who claims to have broken four women’s world records in competition last month, has been stripped of her trophies and described as “actually a male.”
Gregory says she broke the squat, bench press, deadlift and total records for her weight class and gender at the 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation competition.
Following the event, Gregory posted on Instagram on April 27, thanking the federation for making her feel welcome as a transgender athlete and treating her as “just another female lifter.”
However, in a statement released on May 1, 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation president Paul Bossi said the group has stripped Gregory of her wins because he believes she is male.
“It was revealed that this female lifter was actually a male in the process of becoming a Transgender female,” Bossi said in the statement.
“Our rules, and the basis of separating genders for competition, are based on physiological classification rather than identification.
“On the basis of all information presented to the Board of Directors for this particular case, the conclusion made, is that the correct physiological classification is male.”
“Since the lifter’s gender classification for the purpose of our rules is not consistent with female, no female records will be broken by these lifts,” Bossi concluded.
Jazz Shaw of Hot Air makes an excellent point about this case:
The federation is clearly trying to tiptoe their way around the subject here to avoid backlash from the social justice warriors and their allies in the media. They’re taking great pains to insist that Gregory is a woman if he wishes to identify that way, but the federation’s rules are not based on gender identity, but rather biological sex. And even though Gregory was taking estrogen and testosterone blockers for eleven months, that didn’t make him biologically female…
If those records were allowed to stand, you might as well just not bother having a women’s division in weightlifting. No actual woman will ever win again. And the same goes for virtually every other sport.
On that last point, people seem to have finally woken up to this reality.
Jennifer Hartline writes at Stream:
Girls vs. Transgender: Girls Will Lose Every Time
Yet again, two boys competing on the girls’ track team in Connecticut have beaten the competition (no surprise!) and taken the titles and set new records and prevented girls from advancing to the championships.
Notice my language here, because this is the point. I’m not calling these students “transgender.” I’m calling them boys because that’s what they are. The news articles will use all the required Newspeak, but I will not. They were not merely “born male,” they are male. This ridiculous gibberish will be the death of us. Especially women.
Imagine a women’s sporting event where every single competitor was born male. That’s where we’re headed.
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