Get ready for the outrage because it is coming.
Governor Kristi Noem (S.D.) has just passed legislation that is going to create significant uproar in the progressive community.
Transgender athletes can no longer participate in women’s sports in South Dakota.
Get Ready for It
I don’t care what anyone says… you can never convince me that someone that is born a man does not have a significant advantage over a woman in a competitive sport in the majority of cases.
There are some sports where it may not make a difference, such as diving, but in a sport such as swimming where pure power is used, there is a clear advantage.
The University of PA swimmer, Lia Thomas, is proof of that.
Thomas was not winning races swimming with the men, yet he is dominating women’s swimming since making the change.
He has been beaten on occasion, and world champion swimmers are not afraid of him, but what about the girls in the other meets that finish second and lose notoriety because Thomas is getting all the press.
Just look at his times in the races where he wins and compare them to the men’s times.
In most meets, he would not have even medaled.
That is exactly why Thomas would not be able to swim in a competition in South Dakota.
Noem stated, “This bill’s about fairness.
“It’s about allowing biological females in their sex to compete fairly in a level playing field that gives them opportunities for success.”
Her critics claim Noem is bullying transgenders, with Sam Ames, the director of advocacy at The Trevor Project, being among them.
He stated, “At a time when young people are facing an unprecedented need for support, it is devastating to see politicians instead invent new ways to exclude them.”
I would counter that by saying if you want transgenders to compete, then start a new classification and let them compete against each other.
Nobody is telling Thomas he cannot identify as a woman, grow his hair long, wear a dress, or anything else… they are just saying that if you are not a biological woman, you should not be in the pool with other women who are.
What do you guys think? Should transgenders be able to compete in women’s sports?
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Source: New York Post