A female athlete failed to qualify for the California Interscholastic Federation State Track & Field Championships after failing to advance to the state finals on the track in California over the past week.
Insignificant, right? It occurs. You win some games and lose others.
It should NOT have occurred.
A second-place finish by a transgender woman in the women’s race ultimately eliminated this athlete’s opportunity to win gold, for which she has trained her entire life.
I don’t care where you stand on the transgender issue; I try to stay politically neutral on this stuff, but as the father of three daughters, it frustrates me, and my take on this is rather simple: Please, do what you want with your life; many have fought for that freedom before us, and it’s honestly none of my business.
Having said that, transgender females should NOT compete in female sports, and I do not believe this to be controversial, nor should it be.
In March of this year, World Athletics announced that transgender women who underwent male puberty are no longer permitted to compete in women’s events at international competitions.
We can support all participants while preserving the integrity of our junior athletics.
Keep women in women’s athletics.
For so many years, women have fought for their rights, and suddenly, our society is doing everything it can to strip them away, which I find unacceptable.