Progressives always tend to latch onto culturally “hot” social issues and attempt to use them to boost their relevance…and sway young folks to vote for their candidates and initiatives come election time.
The biggie for the left — aside from abortion — used to be gay marriage, but now that ship has sailed since they got their way a few years back.
Now the big push is transgenderism, particularly the use of public bathrooms and the inclusion of men who identify as girls into women’s sports and vice-versa.
In fact, a transgender high school student — a boy who identifies as a girl — was recently allowed to join the girl’s track team. This raises questions of fairness, because, like it or not, biologically, this kid is a boy, has a male body and hormones, which gives him an unfair advantage over the ladies he’s competing against.
According to The Washington Times:
A Connecticut high school is allowing a 15-year-old transgender student who identifies as a girl to run on its female track team.
Coaches at Cromwell High School are thrilled with freshman Andraya Yearwood, whose speed compared to biological girls makes the student a star. Andraya clocked times of 11.99 seconds and 26.34 seconds in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, respectively, during the first meet of the season. Both times resulted in a first-place win.
“I have a spectacular female athlete,” coach Brian Calhoun told the Hartford Courant. “There’s nothing more to say. To approach it in any other way might create some sort of issue or conversation.”
Andraya told the newspaper she hopes to “inspire people, but not only with track.”
“I hope it inspires people to not hold yourself back just because you’re scared of it or it is your first time doing it, or because of other people’s negativity,” she said.
“I know they’ll say it is unfair and not right, but my counter to that is: Why not?” Ms. Nnaji told the newspaper. “She is competing and practicing and giving her all and performing and excelling based on her skills. Let that be enough. Let her do that, and be proud of that.”
No matter how you slice it, this individual is physically a boy, with male DNA, hormones, and body structure, all of which gives him an unfair advantage.
It’s also dangerous for this student to be given permission to change and use the ladies locker room at school and events. Of course, the privacy and concerns of the biological females on the team are of little value in the eyes of progressive educators.
All that matters is making the majority cater to the minority so the minority votes Democrat in the future.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]