Pedaling a Delusion

Women’s sports are in trouble. For the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I'm John Stonestreet with The Point.

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If an athlete chemically enhances their abilities before a race or game, it’s considered cheating. But having an unfair hormonal advantage is okay if an athlete identifies as transgender.

Recently, Jillian Bearden, born male, placed first in the 106-mile Tour de Tucson women’s bicycle race. His victory made history, according to, but it was some who commented on the article who really saw the truth.

“This is unfair to women,” said one woman, pointing out that male bodies have natural advantages of testosterone, which increases muscle and bone mass for life. “Whatever Jillian feels in her soul,” she wrote, “her body is not constructed the same way as a female body…”

The commenter was right, but replies were swift and harsh: “Shame on you,” wrote some. Others called her observation “disappointing.”

When feelings trump reality, female athletes who speak out against insanity are considered transphobic. And those who deserve to win are left in the dust of the sexual revolution.


Further Reading

Transgender cyclist is top female finisher at El Tour de Tucson
Ezra Amacher | Arizona Daily Star | November 19, 2016


Transgenderism - The Back Story
RE: Misplacement of the virtue of humility... "A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth; that has been exactly reversed." G.K. Chesterton - 1908

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