Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
The one question people never ask about transgender athletic competition is why. Why do we have separate Boys’ and Girls’ sports? If boys and girls are identical in every way that matters, with lifestyle differences simply a matter of personal choice that can be changed at whim, why don’t we have one competition for all?
Minnesota State High School record holders:
Boys’ 100-yard dash: 9.6
Girls’ 100-yard dash: 10.8
Boy’s Shot Put: 65 feet 6 inches
Girls’ Shot Put: 54 feet 8.5 inches.
It’s not about personal choice, it’s about biology. The fastest girl is slower than every one of the top 10 boys. The strongest girl’s throw is 11 feet shorter. At the margin where champions are determined, girls cannot compete against boys. It sucks. It’s unfair. But it’s reality.
People who deny reality are delusional. We should not allow delusional people to make decisions affecting our children.
And if you ask the the question, the subject gets changed.
Every. Single. Time.