Steve Balich Editors note: Trying to get better odds of winning by saying you identify as a sex other than as you were born is just nuts. Women are good in sports and some are even better than a man, but for the most part men who are bigger and stronger by nature will dominate in certain contact sports. I don’t think a man should be allowed to say they feel like a women so they can be a star in women’s basketball, or football. I am not against professional teams being of a mixed sex, but lets be honest about it. If a women can kick a 50 yd field goal why not sign her to a pro football team as a women. It is unlikely there are enough women to compete in Pro Football that they would eliminate the men. If a 6 foot 4 inch 200 lb. man is a great basketball player why not sign him to play on a women’s pro team. I guess the problem is that there is a point when the men may dominate in the women’s leagues eliminating the very reason women’s leagues were started.
Ignoring Biology Doesn’t Make It Less Real
Suppose I declare that I am a king. Should you be required to address me as “Your Majesty”? You say, “Williams, that’s lunacy! You can’t prove such nonsense.” You’re wrong. It’s proved by my declaration.
It’s no different from a person born with XY chromosomes declaring that he is a woman.
The XY sex determination system is the sex determination system found in humans and most other mammals. Females typically have two of the same kind of sex chromosome (XX) and are called the homogametic sex. Males typically have two different kinds of sex chromosomes (XY) and are called the heterogametic sex.
Governments are beginning to ignore biology and permit people to make their sex optional. Sex can be changed on one’s birth certificate, passport, Social Security card, and driver’s license.
In New York, intentional or repeated refusal to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun, or title is a violation of the New York City Human Rights Law. If a person born with XY chromosomes asserts that he is a woman, then repeatedly addressing the person by the name on his birth certificate, referring to the person as “him,” or addressing him as “Mister” violates the law and subjects the villain to heavy penalties.
The law requires acknowledgment that sex is optional rather than a biological determination.
Do the people who support the optionality of sex also support the optionality of age? My birth certificate shows 1936 as my year of birth. Age cutoffs exclude me from many jobs, such as police officer, service member, and firefighter.
If one can change his sex on his birth certificate according to how he feels, why not his age? I think I’ll petition to change my year of birth to 1972.
Super Bowl LIII made history. For the first time, there were two male dancers working out with a cheerleading squad—in this case, with the Los Angeles Rams’ squad. Men being on the field with female squads is not new. They’ve helped the women with stunts. But Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies danced with the female cheerleaders and performed all the same moves.
It’s nice to see cheerleader barriers fall, but there’s another form of rampant cheerleader discrimination that needs to be addressed. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a full-figured older female cheerleader for any professional sports team. Most appear to be younger than 30 and don’t look as if they weigh more than 120 pounds.
There are other forms of discrimination in sports. There’s a sensible argument that can be made for segregating sexes in football, boxing, basketball, and ice hockey. Men are typically stronger and bigger than women, so integrating sports such as football, boxing, basketball, and ice hockey would lead to disproportionate injury and possibly death to women.
But what about sports in which there’s no contact, such as tennis, bowling, billiards, and swimming? Why should there be men’s teams and women’s teams? Why aren’t feminists protesting against this kind of sports segregation?
After all, feminists have ignored the huge strength, aggressiveness, and competitiveness differences between men and women in their demands that women be assigned to military combat units.
Refusing to acknowledge chromosomal differences and giving people the right to declare their sex can lead to opportunities heretofore nonexistent.
For example, the men’s fastest 100-meter speed is 9.58 seconds. The women’s record is 10.49 seconds. What if a male sprinter with 10-second speed claimed womanhood, ran in the women’s event, and won the gold? A lower bar to achieving fame and fortune exists in women’s basketball. It would take only a few tall men who claim they are women to dominate the game.
Suppose a college honored the right of its students to free themselves from biological determinism and allowed those with XY chromosomes to play on teams formerly designated as XX teams. What if an “unenlightened” women’s basketball team refused to play against a team with a starting five consisting of 6-foot-6-inch, 200-plus pound XYers?