Two athletes competing in the Connecticut Girls Indoor Track Championships finished 1st and 2nd in their sprinting events. In fact, they even set the records for fastest girls to ever compete in the event in history. It could have something to do with them both being born as males.
One of their competitors, Selina Soule, says the issue is about fairness on the track with wider implications. The Glastonbury High School junior finished eighth in the 55, missing out on qualifying for the New England regionals by two spots.
Soule believes that had Miller and Yearwood not run, she would be on her way to race in Boston in front of more college coaches.
“We all know the outcome of the race before it even starts; it’s demoralizing,” she said. “I fully support and am happy for these athletes for being true to themselves. They should have the right to express themselves in school, but athletics have always had extra rules to keep the competition fair.”
When history looks back on this time, the strange obsession with ignoring physical transgender benefits over those born biologically as females is going to be a head-scratcher. At best it will be seen as a hiccup in a time when transgender rights and limitations were misunderstood because of the newness of the phenomenon. At worst it will paint our hyper-sensitive times as completely misinformed about the differences between transgenders and non-transgender counterparts, particularly in competitive sports.
In the meantime, female athletes are stuck with competing against those who have performance-enhancing biological advantages over them. The saddest part is in a world that was at least partially created by feminists, it’s the females they hoped to empower who are being most harmed by this logical fallacy.
In life, things are rarely fair. They shouldn’t be made less fair based on the whims of people who feel their chromosomes were mistakenly sorted. Should transgender athletes compete against biological females? Of course not.