Gender ideology in schools is affecting the ordinary rules of competitive sport, and putting the safety of young girls in danger.
The recent winner of the high school wrestling championships in Euless, Texas is Mack Beggs, a 17-year-old, a transgender male. Mack, a biological female, competed in the girls 110-pound category, even though Mack had been taking steroids which would ordinarily be against the rules in competitive sport.
While the use of steroids to advance performance in wrestling is not allowed, the league makes provisions for students who have been prescribed them by doctors.
However, parents and fellow competitors were less than pleased over this ruling. They maintained that Mack, who has been on steroids for over a year now, not only possessed an unfair advantage over the other girls but, critically, presented a safety hazard to the other competitors. One female competitor was so afraid of being hurt in the competition that she forfeited the match so she did not have to face someone whose physical composition was altered by steroids. The parent of another girl was so exasperated at the decision that he took to a legal route:
One parent has launched a lawsuit against the League, claiming it is putting girls at risk of 'imminent threat of bodily harm' by allowing Mack to remain in the 110-pound weight class.
Jim Baudhuin, a local parent and lawyer who filed the lawsuit against the league, told DailyMail.com on Sunday he was not trying to get in Mack's way but insisted he had an unfair advantage over the girls in the category.
'It's fundamentally unfair.
While Mack remains in the 110lb weight category, the changes to his body mean he is stronger. Mr Baudhuin said he has injured some of the girls while wrestling them.
Instead of respecting the decision of these girls and their parents to make a choice which prioritised their safety over any other consideration, Mack’s family accused them of hatred, bigotry and discrimination.
Not only has this case made waves in the sport world, but it has called attention to how the cultural acceptance of transgenderism has changed the face of sport. Initially, men’s and women’s sport were separated according to the natural, biological differences between the two sexes, which allowed both genders to compete fairly. Had they not been separated this way, men competitors would have had a significant advantage over women competitors. However, with the rise of the transgender agenda, the lines between men’s and women’s sport are being blurred, frequently giving transgender individuals a distinct advantage over those who associate with their natural gender.
Cases like this give credence to the fact that the LGBTI agenda, a movement pushing for a relativist approach to gender, will not exclusively affect those who actively support this cause. In the case of the girl’s wrestling team in Texas, they had to forfeit first place to an individual who was actively taking steroids and possessed the abilities of a male competitor. Not only did this scenario endanger the wrestlers on the team, but it gave them a notable disadvantage.
Undeniably, we see the consequences of transgenderism in the world of sport. As this transgenderism becomes more mainstream, such issues will become ever more prevalent in other branches of public life.
As we stand on the brink of a potential change in our definition of marriage and a shift in gender roles, we need to consider the toll these policies are taking on countries such as the United States, and ask ourselves the burgeoning question: is this what we want for our country?