Well done the 235 Democrats and 2 left wing Republicans looking to sponsor a bill that will make it law to allow transgender students to be able to play on the team of their chosen gender. The bill is being called the Equality Act. Yes, the identity politics of the left want to defy basic biology. This is not to deny their rights to be regarded as their chosen identity but to stop this nonsense of men playing women’s sports.
The US Army conducted a study on the physical differences between men and women.
1) women had 60-70% of the isometric force of men.
2) women had 60% of the weight lifting power of men
3) women had 78% of the power/body weight of men
4) blood pumps through a woman’s heart at 30% less than a man
5) women have 6% fewer red blood cells and 10-14% less hemoglobin than men meaning recovery rates are slower because males have more oxygen in the system.
Whatever one thinks of the Equality Act, Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps could have easily identified as a woman and cleaned up gold in all the same Olympic events they swept in the men’s equivalents. Would the world have been happy with that? Heavyweight boxing perhaps?
While we are littered with examples of men identifying as women competing in women’s sports there are next to no examples of the reverse. If the Democrats did their homework they’d realize there are numerous women who identify as women compete against men. Some winning without distorting biological reality.
21yo Spanish rider Ana Carrasco became the first woman to win a world championship in motorcycle racing. She won the World Supersport 300s crown. If there was ever a better display of rising to a challenge in a sport dominated by males, this was it!
CM wrote in January about her first ever race win last year on equal machines with the boys. Shows that grit, determination and skill can make the difference without this recent desire to throw handicaps to even it out. Great job indeed to win on identical bikes. CM remembers seeing her in 2015 on the RBA Racing Moto3 bike in Motegi. Impressive.
We shouldn’t forget the performance of Michele Mouton who finished runner up in the 1982 World Rally Championship against an all male field with zero free kicks? She won four races in the season. Call it raw talent. She didn’t require complex formulas, spreadsheets and laws to give her a handicap. She won on her own merits.
Isn’t that the thrill of competition? To compete on equal terms even if the underdog?
Spare a thought for the poor girls who train hard that may never achieve what they were rightfully owed because of gender based identity politics supported by government.