“The truth is if you wanted to be inclusive what you would, of course, make sure that transgender athletes, who have male bodies feel welcome and comfortable on the male teams…”
Author Abigail Shrier, who made waves with her book on the transgender effects on girls across the country, told Tucker Carlson that President Joe Biden’s trans executive order “spells the destruction of women’s sports.”
Biden’s order forces schools to allow transgender female athletes to compete on the female team and vice versa.
“I mean this order spells the destruction of women’s sports,” said Shrier. “It’s probably the greatest blow to women’s rights we’ve seen in decades.”
The whole conversation centered around Shrier’s recent op-ed in The Wall Street Journal:
“Finished. Done,” Olympic track-and-field coach Linda Blade told me. “The leadership skills, all the benefits society gets from letting girls have their protected category so that competition can be fair, all the advances of women’s rights—that’s going to be diminished.” Ms. Blade noted that parents of teen girls are generally uninterested in watching their daughters demoralized by the blatant unfairness of a rigged competition.
I say rigged because in contests of strength and speed, the athletic chasm between the sexes, which opens at puberty, is both permanent and unbridgeable. Once male puberty is complete, testosterone suppression doesn’t undo the biological advantages men possess: larger hearts, lungs and bones, greater bone density, more-oxygenated blood, more fast-twitch muscle fiber and vastly greater muscle mass.
Carlson and Shrier brought up Allyson Felix, who is the best female sprinter of all time. Her 400 meter is 49.2 seconds.
Shrier pointed out that 300 high school boys in 2018 could beat that time. I could not find where Shrier found that information. but I found the 2017 NCAA Division I Championships in the 400m had 24 males with times from 44.57 seconds to 47.36 seconds.
“The truth is if you wanted to be inclusive what you would, of course, make sure that transgender athletes, who have male bodies feel welcome and comfortable on the male teams because putting male bodies against male bodies, that’s what sports is about. It’s about bodies. It’s not about identification,” Shrier explained.DONATE
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