A transgender athlete won the girls 100 and 200 meter dash at the Connecticut track state championship, beating out all other girls comfortably, and while in public many of the other girls on the team show happiness that they have a very fast running mate, there is a strong suspicion that in private, they are not so thrilled.
Whilst there is a strong argument to suggest that those who have transitioned should be able to compete in the gender category they identify with (and it is, in fact, the law in many places that they are allowed to do so), the runner in question here has neither taken puberty blockers, hormone therapy nor began any reassignment surgery.
So other than the runner’s word that they identify as female, they have taken no action to “align” their body. This gives the runner a hugely unfair advantage.
Modern America will denounce anyone who speaks out against transgender folk (and those that are just claiming to be), how comfortable would the other girls on the team be speaking out about their misgivings? Probably not at all. They would endure censure and ostracism for doing so. This is not fair to them. Who will stand up for their rights?
The transgender (biologically male) runner would have finished dead last in the boy’s events based on “her” times.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
A transgender high school athlete beat girls in the Connecticut track state championship Tuesday, but his time would have placed him last in the boys’ race.
Andraya Yearwood, a freshman at Cromwell High School, placed first in the girls’ 100-meter and 200-meter dash finals against girls from other schools in the region, according to Turtleboy Sports. But his time would have earned him last place in both boys’ competitions.
Yearwood finished the girls’ 100-meter dash with a time of 12.66 seconds and the girls’ 200-meter dash in 26.08 seconds.