December 11, 2017

Transgender Weightlifter Claims There's No Difference Between Herself and Natural-Born Female Co-Athletes

Rebel Staff

A transgender weightlifter who has been dominating the female weightlifting circuit even though he was born a man is speaking out to claim that there is no difference between him and the women he keeps beating in competition. 

Recently decorated transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard said in a Friday interview that there isn’t any “fundamental” difference between him and the women he competes against.

“I don’t believe there is any fundamental difference between me and the other athletes, and to suggest there is is slightly demeaning to them,” he said, according to Newshub. “I think it’s incredibly disrespectful to the other competitors.”

Hubbard’s comments come after he won two silvers in the women’s World Weightlifting Championships, finishing second overall to U.S. competitor Sarah Robles, according to Reuters. Hubbard, 39, also finished second in the snatch category. Hubbard previously competed as a man in national weightlifting competitions, but began identifying as a female four years ago.

He met requirements set by the International Weightlifting Federation and International Olympic Committee to compete as a woman, given that he met the testosterone level threshold 12 months prior to competition. Hubbard competed as a woman at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand, in April and also became the first transgender to represent New Zealand in a weightlifting competition at the 2017 Australasian Championships in March, where Hubbard won gold.

Whether the left wants to admit it or not, men -- including those who have transitioned to become women -- are physically stronger than natural-born women -- that's just a biological fact. There are so many intricate strength differences between men and women that someone who was born a man is always going to have an advantage over a woman in sports, especially in such a physical sport as weightlifting. 


You must be logged in to comment. Click here to log in.
commented 2017-12-13 09:57:33 -0500
The world has gone nuts!
commented 2017-12-13 02:59:29 -0500
This crap will push more women onto Roids and they will suffer for it.
commented 2017-12-13 02:57:20 -0500
Andrew Stephenson Natural Test Levels? LMAO! Yeah sure. And try looking up normal levels in women and men , high in a woman is not even in the same ball park as low for a man. Even those pansies at Buzzfeed had higher levels than any natural woman. Your comment is based on ignorance.
commented 2017-12-12 23:15:59 -0500
The next time that big ugly freak-in-a-dress competes in one of those ‘snatch categories’, one of those big-boned-girl lifters, a female, ought to walk up and kick the freak in a dress square in the nuts…as everyone will notice, that won’t be no girl rolling around on the floor in agony…
And what about all those so-called officials that allow this degenerate BS!?
commented 2017-12-12 16:08:20 -0500
“Laurel Hubbard said in a Friday interview that there isn’t any “fundamental” difference between him and the women he competes against.”

Is Hubbard at the drugstore every month buying tampons?!!!! I would call Hubbard not having a shedding uterus a “fundamental difference”.
Perhaps a bone density scan would also reveal another “fundamental difference”.
commented 2017-12-12 15:50:00 -0500
One thing to bear in mind is that female weightlifters tend to have very high levels of natural testosterone as they’re the ones that are good at it. The ratio of intersex, androgen insensitive XY female competitors is high enough to actually be a very real consideration – they basically have the same “advantage” as an MtF trans would, with female genitals but otherwise rather masculinized physiology.

Basically, it’s not possible to just offhand-dismiss the possibility that competing with cis-females is inappropriate, without careful evaluation.