[–] Gwen 30 points

2022 is the 50th anniversary of Title IX. We should not be teaching our daughters to be gracious losers to athletes with unfair, insurmountable, biological advantage in their competitive sports.


Only biological sex-categories can guarantee females a fair playing field in competitive sports. In other words, females cannot overcome this performance gap with more talent or training, better coaching, facilities, or nutrition.

This is an impressive list of signatories. I wonder if we'll hear anything about this outside of swimming circles?

Good. I'm glad to see so many athletes speaking up for fairness. I'm sure the gender extremists will give far less attention to this letter than they did to that letter with 300-odd signatures supporting Thomas, but they keep ignoring the rest of us at their own peril.

[–] [Deleted] 14 points Edited

It's getting harder for them to hide that they're in the minority. Unless it's a carefully curated comments section, the overwhelming majority of comments about Lia Thomas are extremely negative. Even on liberal and leftist sites. The New York Times comments sections about this issue have to be closed because their own readers keep telling them to stuff it.

Like Ryan Grim woefully said, they're losing this one. No amount of screaming, name calling, insulting, belittling, or threatening is working. And since that's all TRAs know how to do, they're at a loss as to how they can silence these female athletes and their supporters.

What's interesting is that every time a reasonable comment by a devotee of the NYT does not get posted, or disappears after a half hour, that devotee knows they are being censored . . . it will build resentment.

Yes - they can delete the comment, but they can't delete the person who wrote it! That person will not only continue to hold that opinion: they'll also be annoyed that they aren't allowed to express it. And they'll question just how "oppressed" trans people are if no one's allowed to disagree with them.

I'm glad they're using the Ryan Lochte example - Phelps is always used as an example of a 'man who is a unicorn', but they fail to look at Lochte who is actually shorter than Phelps, w/ shorter feet (although Lochte is still pretty tall at 6'2) but Lochte, Phelps contemporary, has beaten him in some races AND when he lost to him, lost w/in fractions of a second. They also fail to show how Phelps trained like mad, worked really, really hard to get as good as he is. Elite women athletes who work as hard as Phelps and Lochte can never, ever beat them.

The other 2000 can't figure out what a woman is. A common problem these days.