Martina is a beloved & respected athlete.She was a fearless defender of gay rights in early 80’s when it was career endangering. By denouncing & excommunicating her you weaken your cause. Plus, it’s not necessarily transphobic to worry about impact of trans men on women’s sports. https://t.co/0KnD7Cf7rE
— Christina Sommers (@CHSommers) February 19, 2019
How dare the greatest female tennis player of all-time imply that biological men would have an advantage over women in professional sports? Destroy her! Take away her records! Send her to the gulag! pic.twitter.com/ZPMtRyTRoY
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) February 20, 2019
there are almost 2,000 males in the US alone who are faster than the fastest woman in the world. This includes boys as young as 13 or 14. The fact that such stats even need to be compiled shows how bonkers the world has gone on the issue of biological sex https://t.co/e4yM7M0Qe3
— Jonathan Kay (@jonkay) February 19, 2019
It's problematic to suggest that a person's biological sex may be correlated to differences in athleticism 🙈 pic.twitter.com/KXzqaxOasI
— The Safest Space (@TheSafestSpace) February 24, 2019
More. Andrew Sullivan writes (second item):
If you take this argument seriously — that biology is entirely a function of gender identity — then the whole notion of separate male and female sports events is in doubt. A trans woman should, in my view, be treated exactly as a woman — unless, as in this case, it clashes with biological reality. There aren’t many contexts in which this really counts, but sports is one of them. Yes, it sucks. But denying reality is stupid, can easily backfire, and will alienate countless otherwise sympathetic people. And note that if the Equality Act were to pass — a priority for Nancy Pelosi — it would be illegal to bar a trans woman from competing against biological females, as it is already in many states.
It is even transphobic, I am now informed, for a gay man not to want to sleep with a trans man who has a vagina. In response to my recent column on the subject, I was told by Sue Hyde, a woman who is at the very heart of the LGBTQIA++ movement, to, yes, give it a try: “Maybe Sullivan … would give [a handsome trans man with a vagina who uses a dildo as a penis] a toss in the hay and next day, be singing a different tune about category woman/girl >>> category man/boy persons’ capacities to uphold and expand the experiences and meanings of homosex.” Maybe. Or maybe I’ll sleep with whomever I want — you know, something we used to call sexual freedom.
But this is how deep the ideology runs. It wants to control not only the public discourse, and language, and rig sports contests, but also insinuate itself into the most intimate areas of an individual’s sex life. Once upon a time, the religious right would tell me that I should sleep with women because I might find the right one and finally be happy. Now the intersectional left is telling me something almost exactly the same. What has happened to this movement? Where on earth has it gone?