Female Athlete to Supreme Court: “Why Try” Competing Against Biological Males?
The legal sands may soon be shifting in a landmark case before the United States Supreme Court. The justices are considering arguments in Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity, a case which could be the definitive word on whether or not laws banning sex discrimination can apply to men who identify as transgender women. Depending on how the court rules, the case could have wide-ranging implications that go well beyond the parameters of the case itself. Indeed, the judgement could affect everything from gender-separated bathrooms to female-only sports.
Speaking of the latter, a high school student was among those speaking in front of the Justices on Tuesday as opening arguments began. Grace, who plays soccer and softball in high school, told the Supreme Court that she’d witnessed herself how transgender athletes can dramatically change the landscape of the playing field.
“You make it to the field and you see a high school boy across from you. Not as a coach, not as an assistant, but as a player,” she said. “It’s confusing. Your entire team’s focus and motivation is lost and defeated before you even start.”
She said that her softball team lost to an opposing team that included a biological male. That event, she said, took her team’s morale from one of “yes we can!” to one of “why even try?”
As much as the left likes to insist that people can simply choose their gender in accordance with however they happen to feel, it just doesn’t match up with biological reality. And nowhere is the conflict between “feelings” and reality more glaring than the field of competitive sports. Liberal SJWs are burying their heads in the sand on this issue, completely oblivious (or apathetic) to the fact that they are hurting girls and women – the very people they claim to support!
As hard as it is to keep the faith these days, we continue to believe that the transgender backlash is coming. The signs are everywhere. TERFs (trans-exclusionary radical feminists) are growing in number and ferocity. Parents and student athletes in New England are regularly quoted as irate over watching hulking “girls” wipe the wrestling mat with their competition. And in Australia, transgender people who transitioned in their youth are now looking for a way to change back.
The insanity continues, there’s no doubt about that. But there are glimmers of hope. With any luck, the Supreme Court’s decision in this case will provide another.