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Average Boy Beats Talented Girl Runner: Title IX is Dead

This might be the most offensive transgender story yet: Hormone-free, muscled-boy with long dreadlocks decides to run against girls because he’s too slow to run against boys and, big shocker, he wins.

The local newspaper’s framing of the issue is hilariously, also pathetically, politically correct. No sense of injustice for the biological girl who lost while facing a genetic and hormonally-enhanced competitor. It’s all mild consternation:

And as Stonington junior Kate Hall, who had won the Class M 100 last year, brushed back tears after she had finished second behind transgender female Andraya Yearwood of Cromwell in the 100, this much was clear:

The question that could not be ignored has no easy, painless answer.

“It’s frustrating,” said Hall, who finished third in the 200. “But that’s just the way it is now.”

There was no more gracious runner in defeat Tuesday at New Britain Stadium than Hall. There was no more gracious runner in double victory than Yearwood.

No, the two did not talk.

“I wouldn’t know what I would say, honestly,” Hall said.

Neither heard any words of derision directed toward the 15-year-old Cromwell freshman. Nobody, Andraya said, was “rude.” And that is no small victory. Dignity is expected among competitors, coaches and parents, yet also can become a casualty in the heat of competition.

Andraya Yearwood identifies as a girl. She is recognized by her school district as a girl. Those are the parameters of the CIAC rules. They are clear. Andraya should be able to compete as a girl.

The question of what is fair competitively is nuanced and difficult.

Feminists remain silent in this face of usurpation.

What is even the point of having girls sports? Why not just have average boys slap on pony-tails (or why even bother with that charade?) and compete?

Ridiculous nonsensical self-indulgent political correctness is swallowing the culture whole and Western civilization stands by the side applauding politely for fear of being perceived as closed-minded.

Girls pay the price but that’s just par for the regressive course of leftism where, ultimately, there is no common sense or justice, but might makes right.

Melissa Mackenzie
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Melissa Mackenzie is Publisher of The American Spectator. Melissa commentates for the BBC and has appeared on Fox. Her work has been featured at The Guardian, PJ Media, and was a front page contributor to RedState. Melissa commutes from Houston, Texas to Alexandria, VA. She lives in Houston with her two sons, one daughter, and two diva rescue cats. You can follow Ms. Mackenzie on Twitter: @MelissaTweets.
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