This is far from the first time we’ve covered this type of story here and I’m sure it won’t be the last. (In fact, we have a few of them today.) Last June I wrote about a state high school girls track meet in Connecticut that was won by two students, Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood. The problem was that neither of these students are girls. They’re transgender boys who “identify” as girls. The outcome left plenty of students and parents upset over the obviously unfair competition.
Now, as reported by Western Journal, these same two competitors have done it again, sending actual girls down in the rankings.
The top two runners in the girls 55-meter dash at Connecticut’s high school track championships have something in common. Winner Terry Miller and second-place finished Andraya Yearwood are both transgender runners…
Competitor Selina Soule said that while the two students have the right to express who they are, rules such as the one in Connecticut that puts no restrictions on transgender athletes are not fair to everyone else.
“We all know the outcome of the race before it even starts; it’s demoralizing,” she said. “I fully support and am happy for these athletes for being true to themselves. They should have the right to express themselves in school, but athletics have always had extra rules to keep the competition fair,” she said.
This example is unfolding at the high school level, but the phenomenon is taking place all the way up to the Olympic Games and professional sports. As long as boys and men are allowed to run against women and girls it’s going to continue. In Connecticut, while the girls have clearly been taught to try to treat these dominant male competitors kindly, you can see the insanity is starting to become an issue.
So how did the winners respond to these complaints? The boys think the girls just need to “work harder.” But that doesn’t change the fact that both of these kids hold records in one girls’ event that are in the top ten fastest times in the country. If you compare those times to the boys’ events they would be far down the list.
This issue is showing up in college competition as well. One runner in the NCAA is similarly “dominating the competition” in the women’s track events less than a year after having competed (without this level of success) in the men’s events. (Daily Caller)
A top-ranked runner in NCAA women’s track is dominating the competition and setting records one year after competing as a man at the same level.
Franklin Pierce University senior CeCe Telfer leads the NCAA’s Division II women’s division in the 55 meter dash and 55 meter hurdle events. Telfer led Franklin Pierce’s women’s track team into the top 25 rankings for the first time in program’s history, local newspaper The Keene Sentinel reported in December. The New Hampshire college is ranked 14th in DII.
“Senior CeCe Telfer (Lebanon, N.H.) won three Northeast-10 Conference titles on Sunday, to lead the Franklin Pierce University women’s track & field team and earn Most Outstanding Track Athlete honors at the NE10 Championships, hosted by American International College, on the campus of Smith College,” reads a Feb. 17 article the school’s athletic department posted.
Some of us have been trying to raise the alarm about this for years, not that the mainstream media has picked up on it. But now, some famous female athletes are risking the left’s fury by raising their own voices. Read this open letter to the Olympic Committee by Brazilian volleyball superstar Ann Paula Henkel.
It is with respect but much concern that I write, to all entities responsible for sport, about the threat to the virtue of women’s competitions that now occurs with the acceptance of athletes that were born men, developed muscle mass, bone mass, lung and air capacity as men, in forms of sport created and formatted specifically for women. If someone has to go public and pay a price in the name of truth, common sense and fact, I’m willing to bear the consequences. The space, won with integrity by women in sport is at play.
Here’s another question to consider. If these actual women, who have been conditioned to “acknowledge” the female status of these men, are willing to admit that the two genders (and there are only two) are different, why must they still pretend that these male athletes are women in order to make their point? There’s no reason to be rude or begin denigrating others, but all of the female athletes in these stories bend over backward to make sure they’re giving a tip of the hat to the idea that these boys can “be girls” if they want to.
But by entering these competitions, the transgender athletes are effectively cheating by using an inherent advantage the actual girls don’t have. That’s not very polite of them, is it? These genuinely female athletes need to be able to stand up for themselves and make their case even if it brings down the wrath of the liberal mobs on their heads. Otherwise, you can simply write off competitive sports for women going forward. It’s already starting here and now.