Dictionary.com includes this in its definition of dichotomy: “division into two mutually exclusive, opposed, or contradictory groups.”BOOM! These nine words sum up much of contemporary liberal thought. “We’re for gays and gay-rights but we’re pro-Islam and Sharia” is one such contradiction. “We’re for women’s rights but are in favor of allowing biological men to compete (and win) in sports events against real women” is another.
It’s a trend that’s gaining momentum.
In recent weeks we’ve filed reports on a man who’s dominating women’s volleyball and another who took gold in a women’s weight lifting competition, both with potential Olympic consequences for the losers. Now “So-sorry-you-lost” syndrome is filtering its way down into America’s high schools.
Under the title “Boy Believes He’s a Girl, Defeats Girls At Connecticut State Championships. Actual Girl Too Afraid To Say Anything About It” the Daily Wire writes about Connecticut’s class M high school new girls 100 and 200 meter dash champion:“A Connecticut freshman boy who identifies as a girl, who as of April had not had sex reassignment surgery or taken hormone and puberty blockers, was allowed to compete against girls in the Connecticut high school Class M state championships, where he won both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes with times that would not have even finished last in the boys’ same events.
What makes the matter poignant is that the girl who won the girls 100-meter dash Class M state title last year as a sophomore, and finished second to transgender sprinter Andraya Yearwood in the 100 and third in the 200 this year, knew she couldn’t say what she truly felt because of political correctness.
Kate Hall, from Stonington High School, told the Hartford Courant:
It’s frustrating. But that’s just the way it is now … I can’t really say what I want to say, but there’s not much I can do about it. You can’t blame anyone. Her times were slowing during the season. If I ran my best race, I could have won. I didn’t. I hadn’t felt good the last three days, but there are no excuses. From what I know she is really nice and that’s all that matters. She’s not rude and obnoxious.
Yearwood, on the other hand, chortled to the Day after winning both events, “It feels really good. I’m really happy to win both titles. I kind of expected it. I’ve always gotten first, so I expected it to some extent. … I’m really proud of it.”So last year’s champion was a sophomore meaning there was a great likelihood she could have taken home blue ribbons in this, her junior year, and again next year as a senior. But liberal-mania has killed all that since the he/she Yearwood is only a freshman.
How is this possible, one may wonder?
“The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference leaves gender-identity cases to local school districts, as the Courant has reported:
The CIAC defers to the determination of the student and his or her local school regarding gender identification. According to the CIAC handbook, it is fundamentally unjust and contrary to applicable state and federal law to preclude a student from participation on a gender specific sports team that is consistent with the public gender identity of that student.
Yearwood finished the girls’ 100-meter dash with a time of 12.66 seconds and the girls’ 200-meter dash in 26.08 seconds. The last-place finishers for the boys’ 100-meter and 200-meter dashes, Shayne Beckloff and Terrance Gallishaw, finished the races in 11.73 seconds and 25.59 seconds, respectively.
Meaning that had Yearwood competed against the boys s/he would have finished behind the last place finishers in both events. Well behind.
But as poor Kate Hall says, “that’s just the way it is now.”
Glad you’re proud of your blue ribbons, Andraya.
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn]