The left has completely lost its mind.
Every corner of society is under assault from terrible left-wing ideas.
Now liberals are making one insane argument that would destroy sports.
Leftists are increasingly buying into the insane idea that there are no biological differences between men and women.
This ridiculous postmodernist concept has real-world consequences for society.
For example, radical gender theorists are making the argument for getting rid of sex segregation in the world of sports.
These ideas were once relegated to the fringes of academia, but now so-called mainstream publications are entertaining this madness.
From The Atlantic:
“Decades of research have shown that sex is far more complex than we may think. And though sex differences in sports show advantages for men, researchers today still don’t know how much of this to attribute to biological difference versus the lack of support provided to women athletes to reach their highest potential.”
So according to radical gender theorists, WNBA players would be just as good as NBA players if there were more resources, i.e. money, poured into women’s sports.
This is the same deranged neo-Marxist idea that the left has been trotting out for decades.
Everything is based on materialism and social construction; biology is largely irrelevant.
A five-year-old could poke holes in that argument, but some ideas are so stupid that only an academic could advocate for them.
In terms of competitive sports, the biological differences between men and women is chasmic.
Look no further than University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, who was ranked in the 500s when he competed on the men’s team as William Thomas.
After “transitioning,” Thomas ranked number one the next year.
Sari van Anders, the research chair in social neuroendocrinology at Queen’s University, in Ontario, told The Atlantic, “Science is increasingly showing how sex is dynamic; it has multiple aspects and also shifts; for example, social experiences can actually change levels of sex-related hormones like testosterone in our bodies in a second-to-second and month-to-month way!”
This is the example of gender extremists coming up with a conclusion and desperately looking for a justification, but none exists.
van Anders added, “If safety was a concern, and there was evidence to select certain bodily characteristics to base safety cut-offs on, then you would see, say, shorter men excluded from competing with taller men, or lighter women from competing with heavier women, across sports.”
First, there are weight classes in sports like boxing and wrestling.
Second, any differences in size in other sports is mitigated by speed and skill level.
For example, a shorter basketball player can compete if he or she is faster, quicker, bouncier, and more skilled than taller players.
Sports is the ultimate meritocracy.
Not a single player in the WNBA would have made her men’s college team, not even as a walk-on.
If Title IX and sex segreation ended today, women in sports would be reduced to near zero in the sports that both sexes choose to play.
Leftists know this, but they just don’t seem to care.