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Connecticut Female Athlete: ‘Transgender Athletes’ Make Sports ‘Unfair’

Connecticut Female Athlete: ‘Transgender Athletes’ Make Sports ‘Unfair’

“It robs girls out of the chance to race in front of college scouts who show up for elite metes, and to compete for the scholarships and opportunities that come with college recruitment.”

In Connecticut, High School student and track star Chelsea Mitchell and a few of her teammates filed a lawsuit to block biological males from participating in female sports. A judge dismissed the lawsuit, but the athletes plan to try again.

Mitchell wrote about her experience in USA Today, which took a beating for giving her a voice.

Mitchell titled her piece, “I was the fastest girl in Connecticut. But transgender athletes made it an unfair fight.”

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) allows biological males who identify as females to participate in female sports. As a result, two males began running on the female track team in 2017.

Mitchell committed the ultimate sin. She brought up biology:

In the 2017, 2018, and 2019 seasons alone, these males took 15 women’s state track championship titles (titles held in 2016 by nine different girls) and more than 85 opportunities to participate in higher level competitions that belonged to female track athletes.

That’s because males have massive physical advantages. Their bodies are simply bigger and stronger on average than female bodies. It’s obvious to every single girl on the track.

Mitchell brought up another obvious problem: college scouts.

“It robs girls out of the chance to race in front of college scouts who show up for elite metes, and to compete for the scholarships and opportunities that come with college recruitment,” wrote Mitchell.

The athlete continued: “I’ll never know how my own college recruitment was impacted by losing those four state championship titles to a male. When colleges looked at my record, they didn’t see the fastest girl in Connecticut. They saw a second- or third-place runner.”

A male runner bumped co-plaintiff Selina Soule “from qualifying for the state championship 55-meter final and an opportunity to qualify for the New England championship” in 2019.

Alanna Smith, another co-plaintiff, got third place in the 200-meter at the New England Regional Championships. A male runner came in second.

Mitchell and the other athletes plan to appeal the dismissal of their lawsuit to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

Freak Out

Indeed, Mitchell did not lose every single race. So obviously, she shouldn’t complain, right?

That’s what the left says on Twitter.

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Leftists are such repugnant people.

    Ben Kent in reply to jamesleeiv. | May 24, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    THE ISSUE IS NOT TRANS ACCEPTANCE — IT IS FAIRNESS

    It is fundamentally unfair for 0.04% of people to try to tell the other 99.96% what to do, how to communicate and decide who can be called a man or a woman. All so their feelings are not hurt.

    Imagine if all very TALL people (over 6’6″) demanded that everyone wear stilts so that the very tall do not have to bend down to talk with them. Then they force everyone to call themselves tall if they are over 5’5″. Changing the language definition so that they don’t feel overly tall.
    > People would push back – because it’s unfair.

    Another, imagine if all obese people forced everyone to change their diet to more than 5,000 calories a day until they are at least 50 pounds over weight. All so that they do not have to feel bad about being overweight. Then they redefine “normal weight” to be up to 100 pounds over weight – so that they don’t have to be considered obese.
    > People would push back because it’s unfair.

    PUSH BACK AGAINST TRANS IS NOT DUE TO HATRED OF TRANS. IT IS DUE TO FUNDAMENTAL UNFAIRNESS.

    Transactivist try to frame as HATE any push back at all – even the most mild pushback.
    Do not fall for their tactics. They are coercive – purposely coercive.

    Trans activists want to take advantage of you’re good nature. They brainwash people into thinking the issue is Trans rights or gender rights. IT’S NOT AN ISSUE RIGHTS. IT IS NOT HATE.

    WHAT THEY WANT IS SIMPLY UNFAIR.

In track, males run differently than females. “Run like a girl” is actually a matter of anatomy. The female pelvis is modified through hormonal action to have a different shape to support pregnancies. This results in a different “Q angle” due to the hip width and pronation of the ankles, knees, etc. There is a reason that men run a much faster marathon than women. The male pelvis, etc. makes for a much more efficient gait.

You might as well get rid of weight classes in sports as pit hormonal males against hormonal females post puberty.

The average trans/neo-female (i.e. male conception, quasi-feminine gender) has certain physiological advantages over the average female, including: musculature, bone density, lung capacity. There is also the compelling human and social interest to acknowledge and normalize a positive juxtaposition of the sexes.

She’s right on the merits. Separately, with establishment of the Pro-Choice religion, normalization of the transgender spectrum, genderphobia is a clear and progressive condition.

Yeah, but according to the Army recruitment standards…

I do not understand those who claim that there is no physical advantage to being born male. If that were the case, then where are the examples of athletes being born female (who perform at a non-elite level in competitions in their gender of birth), transitioning to male, and then outperforming elite male athletes in that same sport?

Heck, even take an elite female athlete – transition Rhonda Rhousey (or pick whatever female fighter is tops right now) from female to male – she isn’t going to win any UFC Championship on the male side. Heck, she may not win a single match. Or look up how Venus and Serena Williams fared in their match against Karstan Braasch (at the time, the 203rd ranked player in male tennis).

If there were no advantage to being born and growing up as a physical male, then the examples should go both ways. They don’t.

    amwick in reply to cazinger. | May 25, 2021 at 12:12 am

    There is a physical difference,, sexual dimorphism is real. Whether or not it is an advantage depends on the situation.

I don’t see how it could be any more obvious. There are males and females. They are different.

If some random person identifies as a female goat, are you going to wait for their feta cheese to age?

Nature sets standards, mostly are clear. Acknowledge them!

    Ben Kent in reply to Romey. | May 24, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    Progressivism is about denying reality.

    Cognitive dissonance takes years of practice.

      RandomCrank in reply to Ben Kent. | May 24, 2021 at 4:35 pm

      The original Progressives improved this country. As with all movements, there were negatives, but history will show that the positives outweighed the negatives. The original Progressive president was Teddy Roosevelt, a great American who richly deserves his place on Mt. Rushmore.

      Today’s “progressives” bear as much relationship to the Progressives as today’s NYT does to what the NYT was when it was a great journalistic institution. The nameplate exists, with about as much relevance as the Roman senate after the fall of the republic.

      So yes, “progressivism is about denying reality,” as long as you’re talking about the small p “progressives.”

        Milhouse in reply to RandomCrank. | May 24, 2021 at 7:14 pm

        No, the original Progressives did not improve this country. Every one of their ideas was terrible, and made this country a worse place. They were the New Deal or Great Society of their day, and today’s Progressives justly use their name. And yes, I include the much-overrated TR. He had good personal qualities, but his policies were terrible.

          mark311 in reply to Milhouse. | May 25, 2021 at 4:39 am

          I think that opinion is a reflection of your politics rather than a sober analysis of the New Deal, TR etc. Suffice to say I think you are wrong about the policies.

        gonzotx in reply to RandomCrank. | May 24, 2021 at 7:22 pm

        I meant to down vote you big thumbs

        Milhouse in reply to RandomCrank. | May 24, 2021 at 7:27 pm

        Oh, and the NYT was never a “great journalistic institution”. It was always the trash it is now, relative to its times. Not only is it the paper of Walter Duranty, but also of Guido Enderis, Berlin bureau chief for the NYT through the 1930s, among whose “scoops” was the NYT reporting the start of WW2 as a Polish invasion of Germany.

The athlete continued: “I’ll never know how my own college recruitment was impacted by losing those four state championship titles to a male. When colleges looked at my record, they didn’t see the fastest girl in Connecticut. They saw a second- or third-place runner.”

If a scout was recruiting for a college that allows men on its women’s teams, then she wasn’t looking for you anyway; she was looking for the fastest boys willing to race in drag. (Puts a whole new meaning on the term “drag racing”.) If she was recruiting for a college that doesn’t allow men on its women’s teams, then she was ignoring the boys racing against you, and was looking for the fastest girls in the race, so if you came in first among those she would have seen that.

    Ben Kent in reply to Milhouse. | May 24, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    “Drag racing” — clever wordsmithing Milhouse.

    You get the prize for phrase of the day.

    Master_Of_Fumes in reply to Milhouse. | May 24, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    Nope. Colleges compete under NCAA rules and regulations. NCAA allows the mentally ill man dressed as a woman to compete against real women. If schools want to be competitive, then recruiters will always go for the man in drag over a real woman.

    “drag racing”

    That was BRILLIANT!

Also it would ruin women’s chess.

    JHogan in reply to rhhardin. | May 24, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Chess rules favor the patriarchy. And are probably racist.

      drednicolson in reply to JHogan. | May 25, 2021 at 11:15 am

      White moves first. Dats rayciss!
      The Queen is the strongest piece on the board. Dats…!

      … …
      We’ll circle back to that one!

Were all these women who ran much much faster than you transgender?

The only name I see on that list who is from Connecticut is Terry Miller, who is indeed a “trans-girl”. Whom Chelsea Mitchell has actually beaten several times.

It seems to me that rather than appeal the dismissal of the lawsuit it might be easier to find some friendly boy who is faster than the plaintiffs and is willing to join the girls’ team and compete with them, thus enabling them to pick the lawsuit up where it left off. The only reason it was dismissed in the first place was because there were no longer any “trans-girls” competing against the plaintiffs, and they had not asked for monetary damages, so there was no longer anything the court could do for them. That dismissal was correct, but it’s contingent on the conditions remaining the same. Resume the harm being done and the case can resume.

    RandomCrank in reply to Milhouse. | May 24, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    That would be ideal in theory, but a terrible idea in practice. I am thus skeptical that it will ever happen. And I hope it won’t, because in the real world it would expose “some friendly boy” to an unconscionable level of scrutiny, stigma, and harrassment. It could easily ruin that kid’s life, and that’s not acceptable. Or, to put it differently, “the ends do not justify the means.”

RandomCrank | May 24, 2021 at 4:24 pm

The hard part here will be to keep myself from writing too much about a subject that I have studied in depth. This is the internet, the land of the short attention span, so I’ll try to be selective.

For starters, anyone who wants to know what the “transgenders” are about should read the article at the link. It’s going to give you vertigo, but it’s definitive; I have confirmed it through independent research. The site where it was originally posted is controlled by California leftists, so they cancelled it. However, the archives didn’t.

https://archive.is/qb6lR

The other thing to say is that, as a gay man, I reject the “T” in LGBT. No one ever asked us about this. As the article at the link will show, these people start out as heterosexuals. Most of them are male-to-female, and in the large majority of those cases, they wind up as “lesbians.” It’s very twisted, and has never had anything to do with being gay.

These “M2Fs” have wreaked havoc among lesbians, who are being ordered to accept them as women, when in fact they are men who have undergone radical cosmetic surgery, which almost never makes them even superficially credible in their new “gender.”

There are some “FtMs” out there, and I met one in a gay bar some years back. To me, she presented as an imitation of a 12-year-old boy. At the time, I wondered what she was doing in a gay bar. If she wanted to be a “man,” and was real about that, she’d have cruised women in straight bars. Again, very twisted, and nothing like the propaganda we’ve been fed.

All woke feminist intersectional theory considered… Why are there “women’s sports” at all? Isn’t sex/gender just a social construct? Why divide people up into two arbitrary groups for sports? Shouldn’t everyone be competing with everyone else?

    RandomCrank in reply to JHogan. | May 24, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    I will presume that your comment was sarcastic, or at least I hope it was. Seems obvious, but it’s the internet so you never know.

      JHogan in reply to RandomCrank. | May 24, 2021 at 6:26 pm

      Sarcasm from me. But that’s basically what the radical left cultural Marxists want.

        stevewhitemd in reply to JHogan. | May 25, 2021 at 1:54 pm

        No, what the radical left cultural Marxists want is power. To get that they have to tear down current society. Tearing down women’s sports is just one part of that.

By the way, I am very far from a “transphobe”. I have a fair number of transsexuals among my friends, acquaintances, colleagues, and clients, and I get along well with all of them, because I treat them with the respect to which they are entitled just like anyone else. That means that for most ordinary purposes I play along with their delusion and address them as they wish to be addressed. I consider that mere politeness and decency. I don’t tell them that I think they’re delusional unless they ask me directly, because that would be rude. And I genuinely don’t think any less of them for it. But none of that means I actually accept their view of reality as the truth.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Milhouse. | May 25, 2021 at 12:32 am

    Cool story…I don’t think anyone asked to hear about how you have trans friends that you passive aggressively don’t respect.

      Milhouse in reply to healthguyfsu. | May 25, 2021 at 1:35 am

      I respect them just fine. Respecting them doesn’t require that I actually share their delusions.

        mark311 in reply to Milhouse. | May 25, 2021 at 4:47 am

        Seems fair to me, friendship and respect doesn’t entail nodding in agreement with everything someone says. In fact id argue that its a sign of respect to have differences in opinion and actually be able to communicate in a civilised manner about them.

harleycowboy | May 25, 2021 at 10:52 am

Just start a transgender league. Problem solved.

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