Friday, May 10, 2019

you can't ignore the chromosomal reality

As I've written many times before, I'm fine with transgender folks who identify as whatever gender they feel comfortable with. I take the libertarian attitude that whatever goes on in your head is your own damn business. However, once certain biological realities begin to affect external reality, that's when I have to start drawing lines. I've cited (here) the case of transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox and cis-female MMA fighter Tamikka Brents, who was severely beaten by Fox, to the point of having bones in her face broken. My own feeling is that it's morally repugnant for a man to use his closed fists to beat a woman. By extension, it's morally repugnant for a chromosomal man to beat a woman in such a manner as well, whether that man has undergone transition surgery or not.

If we expand the discussion to how trans women are starting to take over what used to be cis-women's sports, we see a similar moral issue. Is it right for biological males to take over and dominate traditionally female sports? I don't think so. If anything, sports organizers need to think about creating a separate "trans league" for this new category of human being.

Below is a video about one girl's harsh experience in track and field when the trans women muscled in. This issue will only become more bitterly divisive as the biology-denialists persist in ignoring obvious phenotypic differences between chromosomal males and chromosomal females. It's going to force even modern feminists to acknowledge that cis-women need to have a place carved out for them in society, because without such a space, they will be buried by an avalanche of trans women who remain biologically male.


motorrad said...

I have been following this development for a while. I was the fastest white guy in illinois in the 100 meter dash in 1982 and 1983 (insert Al Bundy joke here) but I never made it to State because there were a lot of black guys faster than I was. However, I just looked up the national high school record for the girls 100 meter dash and i would hold that record. By a lot. I don't know where this ends. Was it Spock that said
" in a world of the insane, the sane man would appear insane." If he didn't, he should have.

Kevin Kim said...

I think Orwell said, "In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." That's about as close as I can get to the Spockism.

Here's what some Googling reveals re: the Spock quote.

The trans issue is definitely concerning when it comes to sports.