It’s Always Unfair to Allow Boys to Compete Against Girls

No matter how they identify.

There. I’ve said it. Even though this insane article from USA Today, declares “everyone agrees” that Andraya Yearwood was properly allowed to compete as a girl, I stand in dissent. As the mother of three daughters and having previously been married to an age-group and high school swim coach, I know that allowing boys to compete in girls’ events can never be fair.

Rational people know this instinctively, which is why separate boys and girls teams exist in the first place. Starting at the youngest age levels, the fastest boys will always be faster than the fastest girls due to a number of physiological factors. These include:

  • a larger heart and lungs in relation to body size
  • longer and larger bones for greater leverage and a better framework for muscle mass
  • greater muscle mass in relation to body weight
  • higher proportion of fast-twitch muscle cells

Many of these changes will be unaffected, or minimally affected, by hormone therapy, but in this case, the athlete had not even begun treatment. He competed with the full benefit of every advantage a biological male possesses over a biological female.

This Daily Caller article notes that had Andraya competed as a boy, he would have finished in last place. That doesn’t really tell the whole story, or paint a complete picture as to just exactly how much of an advantage males have over females. Consider this: Andraya’s winning time in the 100m dash was over a second slower than the boy’s qualifying time of 11.5. In other words, if he had chosen to compete as a boy during the regular season, he likely would not even have qualified to participate in the state championships, but by competing as a girl, he was able to win two events.

This is reality. A run-of-the-mill high school male athlete can beat the best of the girls.

At the highest levels of competition in sports like track and swimming, women’s records lag behind men’s by about 10%. This differential has remained constant for decades.  It doesn’t mean that female athletes are competing at a lower level of excellence than male athletes, only that there are real physiological differences between men and women, boys and girls.

Allowing boys to compete in girls’ events, as I said above, can never be fair. Not only are girls being forced to compete against boys, they’re required to like it, then shower with the boys who stole their righteous rewards at the end of the day.

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2 responses to “It’s Always Unfair to Allow Boys to Compete Against Girls

  1. …this insane article from USA Today…

    Good thing you linked, that’s not very exact.

    This is reality. A run-of-the-mill high school male athlete can beat the best of the girls.

    This is why I hate the “waif of a girl beats up guys because she had some training montages” thing in movies. Buffy? She’s literally magic. Black Widow? She was tortured into being the height of human perfection, a sort of evil robot version of Captain America, and she still fights smart, not straight on.

    It’s dangerous.

    My kids will, hopefully, be OK… even when we watch Frozen, half the time I point out that Anna was SMART the one time she got physical. He wasn’t expecting anything, she had backup, and the impact shoved him back so his knees were hit and he fell over backwards.

    Not only are girls being forced to compete against boys, they’re required to like it.

    And then they are required to be alright with showering with him.

  2. Nina

    When this stuff hits the Title IX fan, girls and their parents will rightfully be up in arms and not so quick to embrace the transgender trend/fad. This sad, mentally ill boy and his crappy parents basically stole from the girls he ran the race with. They lied, cheated and stole. Those are the values that sad, sick boy’s parents are teaching him.

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