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Men in women’s sport? They just want equality, right?

16 November 2021

1:18 PM

16 November 2021

1:18 PM

It helps to be insane if you want to understand modern culture. 

 Take this article from the Seven West Media-owned PerthNow news website last week headlined: “Transgender surfer Sasha Jane Lowerson calls for more equality in her sport.”

Now to the normal person, equality is not served by permitting biological men to dominate women’s sport.

But PerthNow assume it is obvious to everyone that if women’s sport is stuck with only women – rather than say, middle-aged men, using their natural advantage to dominate the competition – then women’s sport won’t be equal. 


Don’t worry, insanity takes time. But with practice you’ll get there, and the United Nations is here to help.

The globalist entity — doing its bit to usher in the “new normal” — used its @UN_Women Twitter account back in February to helpfully inform us:

There’s no wrong way to be a woman

There’s no wrong way to be a woman

There’s no wrong way to be a woman

There’s no wrong way to be a woman

There’s no wrong way to be a woman

There’s no wrong way to be a woman

There’s no wrong way to be a woman

Repetition of this non-sensical phrase, and others like it, is a UN-approved pathway to the self-induced insanity necessary to function in the new normal. But I digress. 

The PerthNow article says Lowerson “doesn’t identify as a transgender woman, just simply a woman with a trans-experience”.

Well of course. I mean, every woman has a past, right?

Lowerson insisted: “I am human. I’m a woman, just like you, I don’t want to be treated any differently.”

Except that Lowerson is not “a woman just like you” — unless you are a woman with XY chromosomes — which would make you a man. 

And sure, a man is like a woman but not “just like a woman”. Kind of like men’s surfing competitions are like women’s surfing competitions, but not just like women’s surfing competitions.

I’m not sure why trans people need to point out that they are “human”. No one would ever suggest Lowerson is not a human, only that Lowerson is not a woman.

The article continues: “In her former life, Lowerson was among the top longboard surfers in the country and the world but now living her full truth, as her authentic self, she said the sport that helps her feel ‘as free as a bird’ is now caging her in like a criminal.”

No decent person would wish anything but happiness for Lowerson who has clearly had a difficult life. But wishing the very best for someone and holding to reality ought not be mutually exclusive positions.

Lowerson may well believe himself to be a woman. The issue is whether everyone else must believe that Lowerson is a woman.

If we respect Lowerson’s desire to live “as her authentic self” then we should also respect the right of women’s sport to restrict competition to biologically authentic women. Authenticity cannot be a one-way street.

Lowerson, aged 43, told PerthNow: “There’s a lot of work to be done in this space, we need to get away from that old-school way of thinking.”  

Sane people commonly refer to that old-school way of thinking as “biology”.

And while we are talking about sane people, they typically don’t believe women’s sport exists for the purpose of validating biological men who believe themselves to be women.

But like I said, that’s just sane people. And we don’t live in that world anymore.

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