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 Tucson.com, 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.