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Mendoza: Fairness in a woman’s ‘competition’

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TITLE IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the US was passed to expand the law to forbid discrimination against women. There weren’t transgenders then.

Transgenders are people with a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their sex assigned by God.

In sports today, much interest—or controversy?—is on men transgendered as women.

In many US states, a sex change is mandated through surgery in order for a trans person’s gender identity to be legally recognized.

Google says that a trans woman, a transgender woman and a transsexual woman are one and the same.

And OxfordDictionaries.com says transgender means “denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with the person’s birth sex.”

Before US President Obama stepped down in 2017, he issued an executive order extending Title IX protection to transgenders.

“For men,” reports Edwin Benson of the Associated Press, “it begins with injections of estrogen hormones, which causes the body to acquire the outward characteristics of female gradually.”

It is in sports that the transgender issue gets debated about heatedly, especially in the US.

Recently highlighted was transgender Carolien van Harrikhuyzen’s Women Masters cycling victory in Los Angeles in October 2018.

The real woman can beat a transgender at times but no way can she win all of the time.

Even the legendary tennis champion, Martina Navratilova, a longtime pro-homosexual advocate, sees the unfairness of it.

“A man can decide to be female,” says Navratilova, “take hormones if required...win everything in sight, earn a small fortune... and then reverses his decision. It’s insane. It’s cheating. I am happy to address a transgender woman in whatever form she prefers, but I would not be happy to compete against her. It would not be fair.”

After this interview with BBC, Navratilova got herself kicked out by Athlete Ally, a protransgender organization with which Navratilova has long worked.

Navratilova was just expressing an opinion. And she gets axed.

Where is fairness there?


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