USA Powerlifting must allow trans athletes to compete in the women’s division after transgender lifter JayCee Cooper won her discrimination case against the organization.
According to the 46-page ruling, “The harm is in making a person pretend to be something different, the implicit message being that who they are is less than. That is the very essence of separation and segregation, and it is what the MHRA prohibits.”
“The harm is in making a person pretend to be something different.” That is some incredibly concentrated irony.
March 5, 2023 @ 11:04 am
(Actually, Clinton was right about what he said. It’s just that taken out of context, it sounds crazy.)
Until the biological women lifters, or at least enough of them or the top lifters, simply refuse to compete against these faux-women, this nonsense is not going to stop.
March 5, 2023 @ 10:09 pm
I imagine that will be the next step, assuming this ridiculous ruling doesn’t get overturned on appeal. It’s a damned shame that women should have to go into exile from their own sports just to make people come to their senses. My own gym does a charity women’s competition every fall. I can only hope it’s a small enough town that no he-shes will try to pull that cynical shit here, or that will be the end of that event.