How is this remotely fair?
It’s amazing that leftists still continue to carry the simultaneous narratives that women need more opportunities in sports and also that men should be allowed to play women’s sports if they identify as women.
These two ideas stand in direct opposition of one another, of course, because (and perhaps this is what modern feminists refuse to accept) there are undeniable physical and hormonal discrepancies between men and women which give men a distinct advantage in any sport.
While we do see cases of men who lose strength due to hormone treatments that suppress testosterone production or women who take so much extra testosterone they are actually able to beat men in isolated incidents (and certainly demolish female competitors if they’re still in female leagues), the vast majority of stories coming out about transgender athletes undeniably affirm that male features beat out female features every time.
And all too often we hear stories of large, clearly physically superior male athletes leave male leagues and join female leagues only to absolutely destroy their biologically female competitors.
The Daily Wire reports:
Standing at six-foot-two and weighing-in at 220 pounds, male-to-female transgender handballer Hannah Mouncey is dominating at the women’s Asian Championships in Japan.
Before his transition to female in May 2016, Mousey played for the Australian men’s handball team.
According to Handbolls Kanalen, Mouncey scored four goals in a match against Kazakhstan on Friday and contributed a combined eight goals in matches against Japan and Iran.
“Australia defeated Iran by 29-24 and the result may turn out to be gold worth. If they finish in fifth place or better, Oceania is winning a World Cup through the Asian Championship. It also means that IHF will not have a wild card to share,” reports the Swedish outlet.
Due to Mouncey’s weight, height, and testosterone levels, he was barred from entering the Australian Football League, Women’s (AFLW) draft, last year. Mouncey wrote a piece for The Guardian in September blasting the AFL for their regulations. He noted specifically that the weight regulation is a form of “body shaming” and a blow to all women, transgender or not.
Mouncey has been a vocal proponent of transgender “women” in sports for some time, making the case that he should be allowed to play despite his elevated testosterone levels.
He argues that since handball is about speed and agility, his weight doesn’t necessarily give him an advantage.
His performance at the women’s Asian Championships seems to indicate otherwise.
Just take a look at some of the photos of him in action. He has an obvious looming advantage over these much smaller women:
Langsam wird es echt lächerlich…
…und nein, damit ist nicht Hanna Mouncey gemeint… 😁😅😃 pic.twitter.com/gXnKvQATzD
— Hadi ya (@mittelfinger) December 9, 2018
— Parker Kincaid (@parker_kincaid) December 7, 2018
@AusHandball How to put Australian Handball in the spotlight. High time a stand was taken against the participation of self defined ‘women’ in women’s sport. Worst form of mysogeny I have ever witnessed. Women have no chance…next time a whole team ? What a ‘testosterone bomb’.. pic.twitter.com/y2nf8OO86G
— Dorothy van Koolwijk (@dvank_van) December 7, 2018
If you were a woman, is there any sport in which you’d consider playing against this dude an even playing field?
One certainly feels for this young man and his struggles and we pray he can find the peace he needs. But there is nothing remotely fair about putting aside the needs of every female handball player so that he can feel included.
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