Extra points: It’s time to save women’s sport
The state finals in track and field began last week in California, where an athlete missed out on a place in the California Interscholastic Federation track and field state championships.
No big deal, right? It happens. You win something, you lose something.
Here’s the deal, though: It should NOT have happened.
A transgender woman who competed in the women’s race took second place, ultimately knocking this athlete out of the race for a chance at gold, which she had been training for all her life.
I don’t care where you stand on the transgender side; I’m doing my best to remain politically free on this matter, but as a father of three daughters, it frustrates me, and my take on it is pretty simple: please do what you want with your life, many have done it before I fight for that freedom, and frankly, it’s none of my business.
That said, transgender women should NOT participate in women’s sports, and I don’t think that’s controversial, or at least it shouldn’t be.
The World Athletics announced in March this year that transgender women who have passed through male puberty will no longer be able to compete in women’s competitions at international level.
We can support everyone involved while maintaining integrity in our youth sport.
Keep women in women’s sports.
Women have been fighting for their rights for so many years and suddenly our society is trying with all its might to take them away from them and I’m not okay with that.