Medical Ethics Journal: Males Identifying As Females Hold Advantage Against Women In Sports – Duh!
When it comes to scientific research, testing, and studies, everyone can pretty much agree the findings of these are valid IF these use the scientific method and meet the standards of the scientific method. Yet, Democratic anti-constitutionalist politicians support the “science” of “climate change” when the research, testing and studies do not satisfy the scientific method. On the other hand, these same individuals reject scientific research, testing and studies that satisfy the scientific method. The best example of this rejection of science is the “transgender” issue and agenda.
The Daily Caller reported that a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics confirmed that “suppression of testosterone levels in male athletes isn’t enough to eliminate their natural advantages over female athletes”.
The paper’s findings contradict congressional Democrats’ claim that male athletes who identify as transgender don’t have an inherent advantage over their female competitors.
The paper, “Transwomen in elite sport: scientific and ethical considerations,” concluded that male athletes who identify as transgender women have an “intolerable” advantage over their female competitors.
The authors, two bioethics professors and a physiology professor, noted that “there is very little scientific evidence” to support the argument that “hormone therapy will mitigate the advantage transwomen may have in comparison with cis-women athletes.”
The authors cited research showing that “healthy young men did not lose significant muscle mass (or power) when their circulating testosterone levels were reduced to [below International Olympic Committee guidelines] for 20 weeks.”
“Moreover, retention of muscle mass could be compensated for by training or other ergogenic methods,” the study continues. “In addition, the phenomenon of muscle memory means muscle mass and strength can be rebuilt with previous strength exercise making it easier to regain muscle mass later in life even after long intervening periods of inactivity and mass loss.”
The authors noted that “indirect effects of testosterone will not be altered by hormone therapy. For example, hormone therapy will not alter bone structure, lung volume or heart size of the transwoman athlete, especially if she transitions post puberty, so natural advantages including joint articulation, stroke volume and maximal oxygen uptake will be maintained.”
The authors’ solution is to eliminate binary gender-based categories in sports altogether, rather than excluding biological males from female events.
In summation, the study concluded the following:
- Male athletes who identify as transgender have unfair advantages over female athletes;
- Even when male athletes suppress testosterone levels, they’ll still retain advantages over female athletes;
- Democrats’ Equality Act would force public schools to include biological males who identify as transgender girls on female athlete teams; and,
- Congressional Democrats have downplayed transgender athletes’ biological advantages in female sports.
Despite this study that confirms what many Christian, conservative, constitutionalists already know without having a scientific study to verify it, Democrats, like Ilhan Omar, continue to willfully ignore the obvious and the scientific study, claiming the advantage is “not supported by medical science.”
“The myth that trans women have a ‘direct competitive advantage’ is not supported by medical science, and it continues to stoke fear and violence against one of the most at-risk communities in the world,” Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar wrote in a January letter to Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, urging him to investigate USA Powerlifting for barring male weightlifters from female events.
Ellison said the matter was out of his jurisdiction.
And these individuals have the nerve to call those who have confirmed and verified that climate change is a hoax being used to redistribute wealth on a global scale “anti-science”.
Democrats Jerry Nadler (NY) and Katie Hill (CA) continued playing down the male advantages, despite common sense knowledge of an advantage males hold over females when it comes to sports during the House debates over the “Equality Act”.
Democrats’ Equality Act would make “gender identity” a protected category under federal anti-discrimination laws, which would force public schools to expand female athletic teams to include biological males who identify as transgender girls.
“Many states have sexual orientation and gender identity nondiscrimination laws, and all of them still have women’s sports,” House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said during a committee hearing on the bill in April.
“Arguments about transgender athletes participating in sports in accordance with their gender identity having competitive advantages have not been borne out,” the New York Democrat continued.
Democratic California Rep. Katie Hill similarly downplayed concerns about the bill’s effect on female athletics.
“This is fear-mongering about transwomen playing in sports. Are you kidding me?” the California Democrat said during the bill’s floor debate in May.
The bill passed the House in May with unanimous Democratic support and now is in the Senate. It is expected that the Republican-controlled Senate is unlikely to vote on the bill causing Democratic presidential nomination hopefuls to prioritize the bill for passage if elected.
Male athletes have racked up victories in girls’ and women’s sports. A biological male, Laurel Hubbard won two gold medals in women’s weightlifting at the 2019 Pacific Games earlier this month.
Two biologically male runners, both of whom identify as transgender, have dominated high school girls’ track in Connecticut, leading at least one female competitor to cry foul.
Franklin Pierce University (FPU) runner CeCe Telfer, a biological male, won an NCAA women’s championship in May. Telfer won the DII women’s 400-meter hurdles by more than a second. Telfer previously ran a variety of events for Franklin Pierce’s men’s team, during most of which time he went by the first name Craig, according to school records.
NCAA policy is that male athletes who identify as transgender can compete on women’s teams if they suppress their testosterone levels for a full calendar year. The NCAA in 2011 published an explainer calling it “not well founded” to assume “that being born with a male body automatically gives a transgender woman an unfair advantage when competing against non-transgender women.”
After the “hoohah” feminist movement, which provided Gloria Steinem and Helen Gurley Brown fame, feminists are remaining eerily silent in the face of having all they “demanded” eradicated in one fell swoop of unconstitutional legislation. Moreover, spokespersons for Nadler, Hill and Omar did not return “The Daily Caller’s” request for comment after the paper was published.
The “party” that built a platform on supporting women and minorities has kicked women and minorities to the curb in order to promote and implement their agenda by using special interest groups. What’s even more bizarre is women are still supporting the “party of propaganda” while the women politicians have supported the eradication of women’s sports through promoting the admission of mentally ill men to compete alongside females in women’s sports. It’s an oxymoron wrapped up in hypocrisy.
It’s a tactic being used to demoralize women, take opportunities away from women athletes, and promote discontent and divisiveness. One must wonder where politicians and those in the NCAA put their brain. Anyone with even half a brain knows that men hold an advantage over women when it comes to sports; therefore, it is the reason why sports are separated by gender. Since the study identified that even suppressing testosterone did not remove the advantage males had over females, the NCAA policy that males identifying as females are required to suppress testosterone levels for one year is moot and lame.
So, while these charlatan, willfully ignorant politicians call Christian, conservative constitutionalists “science deniers”, who is really the science deniers when these hacks choose to believe “false” science and “deny” actual science? If you are a parent who has a female child that is also an athlete, stand up and be counted; advocate for your daughter to be able to compete in her chosen sport on a level and fair playing field. Failure to do so now will mean your daughter may not be able to attend college on an athletic scholarship. Instead, the scholarship will go to a mentally ill male who has no business competing in women’s sports.
Article posted with permission from Sons Of Liberty Media