If you were writing a parody sitcom about everything ridiculous about the transgender trend currently racing through America, you couldn’t do better than what’s really going on in Texas high school wrestling.
For the second year in a row, Mack Beggs, a female that is currently “transitioning” into a male by way of testosterone injections, took home the prize in the girls’ Class 6A 110-pound division. Her victory was met with a mixture of cheers from fans either too progressive or too polite to acknowledge the reality of this idiocy and boos from fans who recognize the truth: That this girl is plainly on steroids.
After all, the majority of performance steroids are just variations on injectable testosterone. Those that aren’t specifically testosterone are designed to amp up production of the hormone. We’re sure Beggs has other reasons for taking her hormones than cheating at wrestling, but what difference does it really make in the end? The fact is that she has an unfair advantage over the other girls and it is no coincidence that she has an undefeated record.
On the other hand, we suppose we can’t really heap much scorn on Beggs, whose biggest sin is that she’s terribly confused. She even asked to be put in the guys’ division, but state law says that high school athletes must compete according to their birth certificate. See, Texas is one of those old fashioned states where it isn’t a foregone conclusion that you can just “choose” to be whatever gender you think you are. What impossibly backwards hicks, right?
But in this case, it does create a bit of a problem. A problem that could have been solved by banning the use of injectable testosterone, granted, but a problem nonetheless.
Angela McNew, Beggs’ mother, told the news that the fact that her daughter has artificially boosted her strength beyond what a normal female is capable of has nothing to do with her wrestling domination.
“He has so much respect for all the girls he wrestles,” she said, using her child’s preferred pronoun. “People think Mack has been beating up on girls. The girls he wrestles with, they are tough. It has more to do with skill and discipline than strength.”