The problem with young people today is no one teaches them history.
If they knew what the East German government did to their Olympic women athletes in the 1970s and 1980s, for instance, they might understand why it’s not fair for transgender men to compete against women in sports like swimming, tennis and surfing.
It’s ancient news now, but before the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, East Germany was arguably the most evil communist country in Western Europe.
It wasn’t just the lack of political, economic and social freedom or the fact that half of your neighbors and relatives worked for the Stasi.
It was also what East Germany’s government did to its athletes – women especially.
In the 1970s and 1980s the country’s women’s swim team dominated the world, breaking most of the women’s records and taking most of the medals at the Olympics.
Everyone knew why its masculine women swimmers were so good – and why many were sprouting facial hair. They were being doped.
From an early age, and mostly without their parents’ consent or knowledge, East German girls were being forced by their trainers to take growth hormones and testosterone, the male sex hormone.
The world sports community united in outrage when it learned what East Germany was doing and eventually the country was stripped of its medals.
Making parallels with East Germany and what’s going on in women’s sports today with transgender athletes is tricky, but I’ll try.
East Germany’s government gave drugs to biological women to make their bodies more like men’s so they could unfairly dominate women’s sporting events and win lots of medals.
In America today, we are giving drugs to biological men that make their bodies more like women’s bodies – and then we let the biological men who identify as women unfairly dominate women’s sporting events and win lots of medals.
The biggest difference between the 1970s and now is that today there is so little outrage in the sports world about how transgender policies are hurting women athletes and making a national joke of women’s sporting events.
Where are the angry male sportscasters or “pundits” in the media?
Few of them have screamed about how absurd and unfair it is to let transgender athletes like Lia Thomas, a 6-4 biological male, “compete” with smaller, weaker and differently built women athletes in the NCAA’s women’s swimming championships.
Where are the noisy feminists? What happened to the idea of sticking up for the equal rights, opportunities and dignity of women?
And, most all, where are the fathers? They should be fiercely defending their daughters, filing lawsuits and demanding that their girls be allowed to compete on equal playing fields – with girls.
Young women who’ve trained all their lives to be great swimmers like NCAA champion Riley Gaines are being disrespected and cheated in the name of wokeness.
Gaines – who says she was forced to share a locker room with Thomas last year and didn’t appreciate what she saw when he casually dropped his pants – has called for the NCAA to at least adopt a policy of separate locker rooms.
That’s way too sensible. And it will never happen because it’d be seen as a cruel insult to transgender athletes.
When it comes to transgenders competing in women’s sports, it’s not a woke country we are living in, it’s an insane one.
Things are so nuts it makes East Germany’s use of drugs and hormones seem almost ahead of its time.
In women’s sports it’s now OK to cheat to beat anyone, as long as you are the right gender and have the right drugs in you.
A comic I saw recently said you can be the 482nd tennis player in the world, and all you have to do is cut off your penis, put on a sports bra, and you can become the No. 1 woman player in the world.
Sadly, that joke would be much funnier if it weren’t true.
Harvey R says
The feminists are silent because they won’t admit that men and women differ physically. They probably gloat that a “woman”, in whatever form, is such a fast runner or swimmer.
“The world sports community united in outrage when it learned what East Germany was doing and eventually the country was stripped of its medals.”
I’m waiting for the same outrage to bubble up today.
Every man with gender dysphoria, who has competed as a woman, should be stripped of his medals, ostracized and barred from any future competitions. The women who came in second, third and fourth should be rightfully awarded their medals
This is a sick joke. Soon all medals in women’s sports will mean nothing.
Mark Dunn says
Several years ago PBS ran documentary about the East German swimmers. Lives were ruined, several of them had psychological issues, of the women they interviewed none were able to have children, one former swimmer was living as best she could as a man.
Craig Austin says
You just have to ” identify ” as a woman to change sex, no penis cutting required. Apparently ” Lia” is blessed with a whopper.
He says he’s a lesbian trapped in a man’s body, no kidding.
Evidently you don’t even HAVE to cut off your penis – just “declare” that you are a woman! I know there are SUPPOSED to be hormone levels to consider, but studies have shown that to not be the “end all” of creating a level playing field! And I agree – THIS INSANITY HAS TO END!!
How many people would vote for a candidate who stated “On DAY ONE we will end all funding and support for Transexual Insanity and refer those people to the proper Mental Health professionals. We will end all funding and support for RACIAL programs. ALL people will be treated EQUALLY – not “equity” – but EQUALLY! There will be no special carveouts for race, sex, or sexual preferences – ALL MEN AND WOMEN ARE TO BE TREATED EQUALLY!”
Evil Incarnate says
It’s not just in athletics, based on physical prowess, that men excel.
How many women are chess grand masters?
Some are really, really good. I, personally certainly couldn’t come close to competing with them. But how many are at the pinnacle of the chess food chain?
Spurwing Plover says
A re the Feminists going to object to what was then East Germany and what they did with their Women Athletes? Hey can you hear the Crickets?
I recently commented to someone I know slightly that the transgender practices of doping and gender affirmative Operations and hormone regimines was bad, and there were not many people who were in the wrong sex body for their innate psyche. He replied that there are very many such mismatched people, and anyone who opposes gender reassignment is a bigot, prejudical and lacks compassion. This experience told me what to expect from leftists when it comes to common sense judgments about the woke gender ideology being pushed on us by leftists all the way down from Gentle Joe in the WH to the school teacher helping her pupils find their true gender, which their parents do not have to know about. What a tragedy. Remember the Monty Python song about the lumberjack? I guess that should be banned for being genderphobic. And productions of Shakespeare and even Jane Austen should start including alphabet identity categories, in order to be equitable, inclusive and diverse or worse.
Shakespeare and Austin need to be racially diverse and include several individuals from the Tau Ceti system, or at least from just down the road in Alpha Centauri.
M Jondorf says
The 482nd ranked man in the world in tennis, wouldn’even have to cut off his penis, to become the top ‘woman’ player, if Mr Thomas is anythig to go by….N sacrifice ecessary, except by the wmen he competes against, who lose the prizes and medals and scholarships they have worked so hard for
“Where are the fathers?”
Is there anything else to say?
A man’s primary job is to protect the women in his life.
Seems the “men” still in possession of their balls are killing it in women’s sports.
How those balls haven’t been kicked up between their tonsils escapes me.
We are a nation bereft of balls.