In 1988, Ben Johnson was Canada’s golden boy when he became the fastest man in the world. Then, Ben failed a urine test and it was determined that he was taking steroids in order to give himself an unfair advantage.
That Olympic gold medal was revoked, as were all his commercial endorsements. He was cheating.
Speaking of cheaters, watch is I relate the tale of 17-year-old Mack Beggs, currently transitioning from female to male yet still wrestling in the girls division.
Mack is receiving testosterone treatments. If the other female wrestlers he competes against were caught taking testosterone treatments to increase their strength, that would be deemed cheating and they’d be disqualified – much like Ben Johnson was for taking steroids.
But because Mack is transitioning, she doesn’t have to follow the rules, so last week Mack won the Class 6A girls’ state championship in Texas high school wrestling to a chorus of well-deserved boos.
And now, Mack’s playing the victim card.
Regardless of your position on “trans rights”, does anyone really think this is fair? This isn’t “trans-phobia”. It’s Biology 101!
Maybe some will endure hurt feelings but at least a Trans Division will bring about a measure of fairness – something that’s clearly lacking now.