Extra Points: Save Women’s Sport
Over the past week, state finals on the track have begun in California, where a female athlete is missing out on qualifying for the California Interscholastic Federation Track and Field Championships.
No big deal, right? It happens. You gain some, you lose some.
Here’s the deal, though – it should NOT have happened.
A transgender woman, who was part of the women’s race, won second place, which ultimately knocked this athlete out of the race, and a shot at winning gold, something she’s been training for all her life .
I don’t care where you stand on the transgender side; I do my best to remain politically free on this subject, but as a father of 3 daughters, this frustrates me, and my point of view is rather simple on this subject: please do what you want with your life, many have come before us to fight for this freedom, and honestly, it’s none of my business.
That being said, however, 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 in March this year announced that transgender women who have gone through male puberty can no longer compete in women’s events at international competitions.
We can support everyone involved while maintaining integrity in our youth sports.
Keep women in women’s sport.
Women have been fighting for their rights for so many years, and in a flash, our society is doing its best to take them away, and to me, that’s not acceptable.