British rapper Zuby conducted an experiment Tuesday on Twitter, challenging the new idea that there are no inherent gender differences by doing a live weightlifting demonstration where he, "identifying as a woman," broke the British women's deadlift record.
"I keep hearing about how biological men don't have any physical strength advantage over women in 2019," Zuby tweeted, referring to a series of recent articles insisting that male-to-female transgender individuals have "female penises," and that there's no inherent gender differences between men and women that should keep male-to-female transgender individuals from competing against natural-born women in athletic events.
"So watch me DESTROY the British Women's deadlift record without trying."
Don't worry. Zuby assured his viewers that everything was fine because, while he was deadlifting, he personally identified as a woman, making him eligible to challenge the women's record.
I keep hearing about how biological men don't have any physical strength advantage over women in 2019...— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) February 26, 2019
So watch me DESTROY the British Women's deadlift record without trying.
P.S. I identified as a woman whilst lifting the weight. Don't be a bigot. pic.twitter.com/dYRraHCB42
So easily, in fact, that while he was at it, he tried for another: The women's bench press record. And, after that, the women's squat record.
"May as well," the rapper tweeted, "to fight bigotry."
I'll take the squat and bench press records too while I'm at it...— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) February 26, 2019
May as well.
To fight bigotry.
The bench press record fell immediately. Zuby, "identifying as a woman," was able to surpass the best female British athlete by a wide margin, and he was able to do it, as he put it, while looking "strong, stunning, and brave" — just as Serena Williams described female athletes in a confusing Nike commercial, promoting female athletes competing against men, that aired during the Academy Awards.
Just took the UK women's bench press record too...— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) February 26, 2019
Strong, stunning and brave. pic.twitter.com/PYReGRkyYI
Once successful, Zuby took on his detractors, assuring them that his experiment was all in the service of feminism.
Welcome.— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) February 26, 2019
My preferred pronoun is 'The Great One'.
He even took on critics who insisted that it was self-evident that men are more capable at lifting heavy weights than women.
Stop being a bigot— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) February 26, 2019
Please. I'm fighting for equality.— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) February 26, 2019
When one "expert" on international competition challenged Zuby based on Olympic regulations, which demand a lower-than-10-nanomols level of testosterone for 12 months prior to competition for male-to-female transgender individuals to compete in a global contest, Zuby simply retorted that his critic was challenging what he felt in his heart to be true.
Stop questioning my lived experience.— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) February 26, 2019
This is an act of violence.
When asked why he didn't celebrate his victory by jumping up and down like a true girl, Zuby said, plainly, that he didn't want to gender stereotype.