THE SERVANT GENERAL
ASSAULTS ON FAITH, FAMILY AND LIFE
OLYMPICS AND TRANSGENDERS
February 10, 2018
The insanity has invaded the Olympics.
Shame: 2018 Winter Olympics allows men claiming
to be ‘women’ to compete against real women
9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – For the first time in Olympic
history, men who identify as "women" are being allowed
to compete against women during the Winter Games in South
Reports Larry Brown Sports:
the first time, the IOC [International Olympic Committee]
has ruled that transgender athletes can take part in the
Olympics. Female-to-male athletes can compete “without
restriction,” while male-to-female athletes must undergo
hormone therapy. Previously, IOC guidelines called for athletes
to have reassignment surgery followed by at least two years
of hormone therapy in order to be eligible. The only remaining
regulation is that male-to-female athletes must demonstrate
that their testosterone levels have consistently been below
the cutoff point for at least one full year prior to competition.
remains unclear if there are, in fact, any openly transgender
athletes competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Speaking as a former amateur boxer, I am all agog at the thought
of a female-to-male transsexual actually qualifying for an
Olympic spot. “Faster, higher, stronger” is not
only the motto of the Olympics, it sums up the relationship
of elite male athletes to elite female athletes. For example,
Florence Griffith Joyner of the USA ran 100 meters in 10.49
seconds. Usain Bolt of Jamaica did it in 9.58 seconds.
In sports, that’s a big margin.
No woman has broken Flo-Jo’s record since she set it
in 1988, which underscores what an accomplishment it was for
a woman to reach that speed. The first men recorded running
the 100-meter dash in under 10 seconds did so in 1968. Scores
of men have finished the Men’s 100-meter faster than
Flo-Jo finished the Women’s. So, really, I am not expecting
a female-to-male transsexual to give Usain Bolt a run for
his money anytime soon.
But neither am I expecting Flo-Jo’s record for the women’s
100-meter to stand much longer, especially when men who claim
to be "women" are attempting to break the record.
It will fall, perhaps by an impressive amount, but the victor
won’t inspire girls around the world. The victor, although
identifying as a woman, will probably never have been a girl.
The most likely athlete to break the women’s record
will be the athlete who has had the incomparable advantage
of having once been a teenage boy. And when teenage girls
see that, they may well wonder whether all the work and sacrifice
that goes into an Olympian will be worth it.
I can imagine a much, much different kind of Olympics in future,
one that features elite male athletes and “female”
athletes who, like eight members of Iran’s women’s
football team, were not born women.
The International Olympics Committee is not insisting that
“Transgender” athletes undergo what some call
sex-reassignment surgery but what is more aptly called genital
mutilation. However, it is insisting that athletes who participate
in women’s sports not have had over 10 nanomoles of
testosterone per litre of blood in their bodies for a year
This is supposed to make competition in women’s sports
fair for, you know, women – women who are just women,
with women’s standard physiology, not intersex, like
South Africa’s Caster Semenya, and not transsexual,
like New Zealand’s weightlifting Laurel Hubbard (born
Gavin). However, it’s not just the current, or very
recent, ownership of testosterone that makes the difference
between male and female athletic ability: it’s also
the presence of that testosterone as a teenager. The long-term
effects of having high testosterone, and a male body, cannot
I’m glad the IOC isn’t insisting that biological-men-who-identify-as-women
have themselves surgically altered to resemble biological
women more closely, but at the same time, I wonder what is
left to stop scores of cynical men hungry for fame and advertising
contracts to enter women’s sports.
Recently I read a fascinating book about how the British Women’s
Olympic Team was transformed. Team GB recruited women who
had only a nodding acquaintance with the sports they were
ultimately to compete in but had superhuman levels of the
will to win. I am sure there are no shortage of men who, lacking
the ability to compete against elite men, nevertheless, have
the will to win against women.
The losers will, of course, be women, and women’s sports,
and, in fact, all women lose.
I played hockey as a teenage girl, and nothing I experienced
on the ice suggested that playing hockey against teenage boys
would be wonderfully safe. And, as I mentioned above, I was
an amateur boxer, and nothing I experienced in the ring led
me to think I could fight any male boxer older than 12.
What parent would want to encourage his or her daughters to
enter into high-contact sports against teenage boys or men?
And what parent would now support wholeheartedly a 10-year-old
girl’s dream of becoming an Olympic gold medallist,
knowing that the awarding of the women’s gold medal
will now largely depend on whether or not a man, who says
he's a "woman," wants to try for it?
I love women’s sports, which is to say, any sport done
by women, in competition with other women. That there are
any women’s sports at all is thanks to women proving
to men that athletic games and training wouldn’t hurt
our supposedly delicate insides.
Being able to play at all, to play well and to win against
each other was the point. Only rarely have we been that interested
in besting the boys at their games.
What a shame that some of the boys now want to best us at