Desperate to figure out how to include transgender athletes into the male/female sports dichotomy, researchers from New Zealand’s University of Otago say it is up to sports leagues to change the way they look at the gender divide. Instead of opening up a third division or requiring transgender athletes to compete with the sex of their birth, the researchers say it is important to deal with the problem with a “more nuanced approach.”
“It is important to both extend and celebrate diversity, while maintaining fairness for cis-women in sport,” the study concluded. “To be simultaneously inclusive and fair at the elite level the male/ female binary must be discarded in favour of a more nuanced approach. We conclude that the gender binary in sport has perhaps had its day.
“The best solution,” the researchers found, “is to dump the male/female binary in sport, replacing it with an algorithm which takes into account gender identity, socioeconomic status and physiology.”
The best solution for whom, exactly? A handful of men who now think they’re women? Or the literal rest of the world, which just wants to have fair play on the field without the left’s social justice idiocy ruining things for everyone else? Sorry, but why do we have to change things for 99.9% of the population because 0.1% of the population can’t handle the way things are? In what other area of life would we upend our entire social institutions to cater to such an insignificant minority?
And you can even put the word “minority,” used in its traditional civil rights sense, aside, because we’re not talking about disabled people or African-Americans or the deaf. We’re talking about people with a psychological disorder that requires therapy, not pandering. If therapy doesn’t “work,” then fine. But that doesn’t mean we have to force normal girls to compete with men-in-all-but-name on the hurdles. That doesn’t mean we have to see a “woman” win a weightlifting competition and clap our hands as if nothing is amiss. Please, we’ll be tolerant, but we can’t ignore reality for the sake of your little movement.
Studies like this are exactly what make people skeptical of the soft sciences. This was a research study in search of a conclusion that would satisfy the radical left, not a natural conclusion of the evidence.
What is HAPPENING to this world?