The left sure has a funny way of implementing “fairness” and “equality”—two of their all-time favorite buzzwords—which in recent days, typically include harming women.
For instance, liberals deemed a man who “identifies” as a woman as superior to biological women with the crowning of Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner as Glamour Magazine’s 2015 Woman of the Year.
Now, liberal ideology has, yet again, taken a bat to women, this time in the realm of athletics: Pre-operation males who identify as female are now allowed to compete against biological women in the Olympics. Because, fairness.
Out Sports reports that an “unpublicized” “Consensus Meeting on Sex Reassignment and Hyperandrogenism," which took place in November, has changed transgender guidelines and loosened restrictions on male to female transgender athletes, completely abolishing the rule that declared men had to be post-op in order to compete against women.
“To require surgical anatomical changes as a pre-condition to participation is not necessary to preserve fair competition and may be inconsistent with developing legislation and notions of human rights,” states the guidelines.
Any man identifying as a woman who decreases his testosterone to 10 nmol/L or under for at least 12 months prior to the Olympic competitions is now free to compete against women.
Of course, this is truly unfair for women—women who do not have that certain appendage, that is. It has been noted by Robert S. Beil, M.D., of Montefiore Medical Group that biological males have numerous advantages when competing against biological females, including size and strength.
Per British Journal of Sports Medicine:
The decision to categorically restrict male to female transsexual athletes from competing in a given sport as females rests on two critical assumptions. The first is that most people exposed to testosterone from puberty onward will develop physical and/or physiological attributes that contribute to a distinct performance advantage over most women. Although the performance boundaries between male and female athletes have narrowed in the past several decades, there are distinct gender differences that exist on average.The second assumption needed to justify restricting male to female transsexual participation in female events is that these attributes can withstand the hormonal manipulation of sex reassignment, thereby giving the male to female transsexual athlete an unfair competitive advantage. Certainly, there are some effects of testosterone that cannot be reversed, including (most notably) its effect on postpubertal height in men. Men are on average taller than women, with the pubertal growth spurt accounting for most of the gender difference.
But the International Olympic Committee refuses to acknowledge this much.
“Since the 2003 Stockholm Consensus on Sex Reassignment in Sports, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of autonomy of gender identity in society, as reflected in the laws of many jurisdictions worldwide,” states the guidelines acting to justify the blatantly obvious unfairness it has created.
“To require surgical anatomical changes as a pre-condition to participation is not necessary to preserve fair competition and may be inconsistent with developing legislation and notions of human rights."
Here the left has worked to dismantle a fair, equal playing field with new absurd guidelines in the name of social-justice and equality. This is just one example where the “equality” of the left is killing actual equality.