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Is this what leftists and progressives mean by ‘equality’?

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Andraya Yearwood

I did not intend to write about this story, but when I saw a picture of the teenager in question, I had to. He is 15 years old, clearly a biological male. Look at his picture for yourself, mustache and all. As Joy Pullman notes on The Federalist, he has “not taken drugs nor undergone surgery to mimic femininity.” Yet he was allowed to compete against other girls in a recent sporting event, and to no one’s surprise, he won – quite handily, at that. Is this what is meant by “equality”?

In recent weeks, we’ve read about a female high-school wrestler who identifies as male and who has been taking testosterone to prepare to “transition” to male. Unsurprisingly, she defeated the other girls, all of whom are not taking testosterone.

We also read about a male weightlifter who now identifies as female. Unsurprisingly, he defeated the women he competed against, setting a new record along the way.

Other examples could be supplied as well, since this is becoming more and more common.

How is this fair? How can progressives and liberals and leftists and LGBT activists and their allies think this is right? And do the feminists of the world really want to engage in head-to-head athletic competition with their male peers?

If this was done in the world of professional sports, there would not be a single woman winning, let alone playing at the elite, highest levels.

Not one female basketball player would earn a berth in the NBA. Not one female athlete would make it to the Olympics – in swimming or rowing or weightlifting or skiing or running or jumping or hurdling or boxing. Not one.

Men would dominate in every event, and women would be relegated to cheerleading.

That’s why we have men’s sports and women’s sports, men’s world records and women’s world records. And that why we celebrate the accomplishments of female athletes as females rather than comparing them to males.

There is nothing sexist about this. There is nothing hateful about this. There is nothing condescending about this. This is a matter of fairness, equality, and common sense.

At least it should be. Today, common sense is in danger of extinction, and concepts like fairness and equality are turned upside down.

The 15-year-old in question goes by the name of Andraya Yearwood, and as the Hartford Courant reported, Andraya’s first event with female peers was a cause for celebration: “With family, friends and teammates cheering her on at her first high school track meet, Andraya won the girls 100- and 200-meter dashes, and helped her 4×100-meter relay team take second place.”

What did this look like in person? One picture says it all (above), as Andraya leaves the other girls behind, girls who trained so hard for these events, only to be beaten by a boy. And I mean beaten decisively.

But Andraya’s mother had a response to anyone would protest the event: “I know they’ll say it is unfair and not right, but my counter to that is: Why not? 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.”

What kind of logic is that? Because this 15-year-old biological male is competing and practicing and giving his all, that makes it fair and right for him to compete with his female peers? No matter what these other girls do, no matter how hard they try, no matter how much they push themselves, they will not be able to keep up with an equally devoted male peer. How is this fair and right to them?

Andraya’s father is also supportive, saying that his son is competing just where he should be competing, also explaining that you are born into a particular body but you grow into being a particular person.

But athletic events are conducted in the body, regardless of how the person inside that body identifies. Yet when people ask Mr. Yearwood, “Why is your daughter running with the girls?”, his response is, “Because she’s my daughter, much like the reason your daughter is running with girls.”

With all respect to the Yearwood family, and with understanding that for them, this was a matter of life and death for their child, what Mr. Yearwood is saying is patently false. His child is not running with the other girls the same way the other daughters are running, just like his child does not have to deal with monthly periods or female hormonal changes, since Andraya is not like the other girls.

“But,” you ask, “what about Andraya? What if Andraya has gender dysphoria? What if identifying as female will save her life?”

That is between Andraya and his family and the Lord. But Andraya’s personal struggles cannot be imposed on everyone else, meaning, as a biological male, he has no business competing with other girls, or, for that matter, sharing their locker rooms and shower stalls. That is not the meaning of equality.

Even according to activist ideology, gender is a social construct but sex is biological. And when it comes to male and female athletic competition, we divide based on biological sex.

In the end, this is just one more example of why I believe LGBT activism will ultimately defeat itself.

You cannot wage a winning war against gender distinctions any more than you can redefine marriage while preserving its integrity. As expressed by Joy Pullmann, “It’s a pretty sure bet Americans did not expect tolerance for two consenting adults doing whatever behind closed doors to become a spearhead for forcing naked boys to shower next to naked girls and make girls second-class players on their own fields.”

Exactly.

And so, I appeal to progressivists, leftists, feminists, and LGBT allies and their allies, along with all those who cherish fairness, equality, and justice. Look carefully at the trajectory of your activism, and ask yourself: Is this really the kind of world that you want?


Dr. Michael Brown, a Jewish believer in Jesus, is a biblical scholar, apologist, worldwide speaker, and activist. He is the host of the nationally syndicated, talk radio program “Line of Fire,” and he serves as president of FIRE School of Ministry in Concord, NC, as well as adjunct professor at a number of seminaries. He is the author of 25 books, most recently “Breaking the Stronghold of Food.”

 

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  1. maryannburneyallen April 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    I thought testosterone was considered a performance enhancing substance. An athlete’s body makes it naturally is not any different than an athlete injecting it. If it’s above a certain level you should be disqualified from women’s sports.

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    • FrankC April 18, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      Measure HIS testosterone levels, and allow all of the girls he is “competing” against use the same level of testosterone. We need to level the playing field.

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      ltuser April 18, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      It IS supposed to be a PFE drug and thus many athletes who have been popped for taking them have been smacked for ‘doping’. BUT even if those gals take the exact same amount of testosterone, as he is, they still won’t physically be capable as he is…

      And after reading this to my mom she was wondering. Did this cretin ‘change his mental gender’ to being female, cause he “Couldn’t hang” with his fellow male counterparts, so did it so he could whup on some gals easily???

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    • Dragon60 April 18, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      If he has outside genitalia he belongs in the boys sports and athletics as well as showers and clothes. I don’t see why he would want to participate in the girls sports and athletics. It is not right or fair to the girls to have to participate with an it/him.

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    • kenyanmocker April 23, 2017 at 10:23 am

      Test all for testosterone levels, any above what the average certified female has would be treated with drugs to kill the testosterone to the accepted level. Most males will decide not to play the games when they end up with limpis-dickis which can become permanent.
      They use those drugs for men that have had prostate cancer and they want to stop PSA from rising.

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  2. tws500 April 18, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    While these opposite-sex pretenders are one thing, the really stupid people are the ones who allow these young people to register in the athletic meets as the opposite sex. People living in reclusive tribes, for example, can tell the difference between the sexes — but, leftist-liberal Americans cannot tell the difference between a man and woman or a boy and girl.

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    • DrGadget April 19, 2017 at 3:13 am

      They will end up destroying all women’s sports. I can see the WNBA composed of all men who didn’t make the cut over at the NBA and suddenly “realized” they identify as female.

      (from the article)
      “Men would dominate in every (Olympic) event,”

      No, not every event.
      Women’s gymnastics is different than the Men’s. Men won’t do well on the uneven bars.
      Rhythmic gymnastics would still be dominated by women.
      The equestrian events would be the same because the horse does all the work and should win the medal.

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    • peleus April 19, 2017 at 8:59 am

      In the fullness of time how are these folks going to be classified at the Olympic games? Will the international committees be in touch with the same nonsense that seems to have effected our view of competition. Suppose they don’t pander to this BS and look at how the potential female competitors have been screwed over by these folks.

      Again, cut through the BS a guy beat girls completing in their event, imagine that and the folks enabling this behavior should be sent to their room

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      ltuser April 19, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      [Will the international committees be in touch with the same nonsense that seems to have effected our view of competition]

      Being there is quite a few western worlds that seem to be infected by this insanity, i can’t see how they can NOT eventually ‘get in touch with it”..

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    • bingeman April 19, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      Let’s take it to the limit…gender neutral bathrooms…next stop…gender neutral sports…no more boys’ teams/girls’ teams,mens’ teams or womens’.One for all and all for one…this needs to be pushed as much as possible.
      Let’s then see how long it lasts before even the most “tolerant” liberal comes to acknowledge how insanely absurd this BS is.

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  3. j13un1992e April 18, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Could I add an Amen to that? Very good article..

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  4. proudoftheusa April 18, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Sick! Sick! Sick!
    We are the laughing stock of the world

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      ltuser April 18, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      The terrorists don’t need to destroy us any more.. These insane libtards are doing a good enough job of it..

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  5. wdjinc April 18, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    The country has gone wacko thanks to the liberals.

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  6. Jeff613 April 18, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    And the crazy train keeps on moving forward! FEELING you are a female does NOT change the testosterone in your body! Men are physically stronger — and as the author said, this is not racist, this is not sexist, this is FACT!

    The people competing as females should be ASHAMED of themselves! The people ALLOWING it should be MORE ASHAMED of themselves!

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      ltuser April 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      The more sickening part to me, is that his (its) parents are PROUD that he/she/it is doing good as a girl.. and think its “Fair and empowering”.. BUT seem to obviously not give a rats behind about how UNFAIR it is to all the TRUE girls out there that will be 2nd best to this “IT”…

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  7. noneavailable April 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    This is a little pansy mommy’s boy that is not good enough to play sports with the boys so he plays with girls. These are not valid athletic contests and should be boycotted by the real athletes. What bs

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  8. MaD dOG April 18, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Only in Liberal La-La Land can Climate Change be considered “settled science” yet this boy is considered “female.”

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      ltuser April 18, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      And i STILL have not seen any scientific proof that “Gender Disphoria” even exists.. IMO its all a made up mental issue.. To justify this insanity..

      No oe on the left has ever been able to tell me a concrete answer to “Well, how exactly does someone know they are ‘gender disphoric”?? Are there mental markers? Are there any concrete indicators?? Or is it all based on feeling?

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  9. Peterrabbit April 18, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Watch the movie “Harrison Bergeron”. He’s still got an Adam’s apple, seminal vesicles, a prostate gland. He doesn’t have a womb, ovaries.

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  10. nvrick April 18, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    The liberal/progressive idiots believe that they can change reality just by saying one thing or person is another. If you say that a horse’s tail is a leg, the horse still only has four legs, not five.
    These idiots should realize that they are entitled to their opinions, they are not entitled to their own “facts”.
    They are all for “equality”, but only on their own terms. Several years ago, the US Open tennis tournament made “history” by making the decision to pay women the same prize money as men. But in their attempt to equalize the awards, they forgot one simple fact: Women are only required to play a maximum of three sets, as opposed to men who have to play a maximum of five. To be truly “fair”, the women should only be paid 60% of what the men get, or else be required to win in five set matches.

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      ltuser April 18, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      [These idiots should realize that they are entitled to their opinions, they are not entitled to their own “facts”.]

      But that’s the thing rick. THEY love trying to re-write reality and the books to showcase THEIR facts as what is the truth (check global warming for example)..

      I am certain if such a device as was show in the (for tv) film, Stargate Arc of Truth, ever actually existed, they would have NO compunction on using it to re-write everyone’s concept of what is and is not fact to mirror THEIR belief on what facts are…

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    • jjb54 April 19, 2017 at 10:16 am

      @ Ituser –

      Quote:[These idiots should realize that they are entitled to their opinions, they are not entitled to their own “facts”.]

      Just last year, I had that thrown at me by a liberal: ” Jj, you are entitled to your opinion, but you do not own the facts. ”

      I simply stated: You, sir, you should have done a bit of homework before you posted this, as you would see it is NOT opinion but based on facts, the fact that the person in question DID INDEED say what I stated. . o O ( oops )

      There were at least 10 different independent sources that all confirmed my post.

      His answer was choice: ” Well they got what the the person said, obviously wrong! ”

      For which I responded: You, sir, do realize that one of those source was an actual audio – video recording of the person saying so? That A/V was not edited so context could not be twisted otherwise?

      The best they could do: ” It is my opinion that audio-video was doctored some how. ”

      I simply reminded them of their quote they threw at me. No who is taking opinion and making it ‘fact’ when there is none?

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      ltuser April 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      [I simply reminded them of their quote they threw at me. No who is taking opinion and making it ‘fact’ when there is none?]

      I am surprised they didn’t claim that “That audio recording may say XYZ, but he must have mispoke…”

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  11. Terisharie April 18, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Enough is enough. This boy’s mental state is so unnatural, it’s sickening.

    Transgenderism should not be validated. It is a mental illness and the only treatment is psychiatric help, not hormone treatment and body mutilation. We have opened up an evil can of worms and there is no going back. What an outrage.

    If governments are going to force us to accept subversive behavior, then at least there should be a competetive fairness in sports. A transgendered female with testosterone will beat out a normal female any time, not fir to normal females woth their natural hormonal make-up. There should be sports teams for transgendered males and females to separate gender normal people from the sick genders. That would create a level competetive field. It’s time stand up for this.

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  12. mamacat104 April 18, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Insanity runs extremely high among the leftists and progressives… THIS IS TOTALLY NOT RIGHT and it’s time for the REAL girls/women to fight back somehow and demand that NO ONE born as a male competes against REAL girls/women… it is TOTALLY UNFAIR AND NOT EQUAL ….. Obviously the leftists and progressives have NO brains, NO common sense… This garbage needs to stop!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH….

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  13. odayterrence April 18, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    This is happening in high schools. What steps are being taken to protect scholarships? Will a great future engineer or scientist miss this opportunity because SHE lost HER scholarship to a transgender who was physically but not academically superior?

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      ltuser April 18, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      That is a valid concern. Will this “IT” be granted a scholarship cause of how fast HE is on the track, even though IT feels it is a female??

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  14. dorcasherrington April 18, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    People need to embrace the sex God created them to be and quit trying to pretend they are something they can never be. Men should dress like men and women should dress like women and no one should feel a need to condone the lifestyle of those that pretend they are anything but what they really are.

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  15. TPS121 April 18, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    By their standard there should not be men’s and woman’s sports just sports. Everyone tries out and whoever performs best makes the team. After all were all equal right?

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  16. MichaelJ April 18, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    If a girl happened to be better at something than the boys and we let her beat the dickens out of them for the same reasons, would the boys complain?

    Is the Pope Catholic? Everyone on Earth should be complaining about this.

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  17. ConservativeNotRepublican April 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    These types of incidents lend a whole new meaning to the term “identity theft”.

    When those in authority cave to the stupidity of political correctness and refuse to recognize that males and females are different, especially in terms of strength and speed, and then allow mentally ill men to still compete against women, they have STOLEN from those women who compete on a fair basis.

    It makes me want to puke. Liberals are idiots.

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  18. columba April 18, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Eventually, the left ties itself up in knots of contradiction. Otherwise, the feministas would be protesting against this nonsense as patriarchal oppression of women athletes.

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      ltuser April 18, 2017 at 11:46 pm

      Notice, we have yet to have a single Feminist come out and condemn any of this stupidity. Guess all their ranting about equality doesn’t matter anymore..

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  19. jrchambers April 18, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    “Andraya’s personal struggles cannot be imposed on everyone else.” That statement says it all. If you have a problem: deal with it. Do not include everyone else. In official, organized track competition: males run against males, females run against females. Please do not tell me that the idea is racist, discriminatory, unfair, old fashioned or hateful. It is none of those things. It is common sense. This is what the “war” is all about. It is a war against tradition, reality, fairness, logic and common sense. Who/what wins? Another thing: keep Andraya out of the women’s restrooms. If we stop pandering to nonsense, these problems will be reduced to a realistic minimum.

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  20. Doug V April 18, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    If there is “no distinction,” between men and women in sports…as long as they “self-identify” male/female, can any of our liberal friend justify why we need Title IX any more?

    If we make all sports “gender-neutral” basically, all of the college scholarship will go to men. The men’s sport scholarships go to the men; and the women’s sports scholarships go to the men…that “self-identify” as a woman. Male hormone shots can only modify biology so far…you get a burly looking woman athlete…but its still a woman.

    The East-German “women” Olympic athletes demonstrated this in the 1960s through early 1980s. Between hormone shots and other similar “performance enhancing steroid drugs,” their “women’s teams” look about the same as their men’s team…only a little shorter maybe (ESPECIALLY their swimmers).

    Should Berry Bonds appeal his MLB ban…and claim that he was really a male lesbian and needed the steroids to maintain her self-identification as a transgender woman?

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      ltuser April 18, 2017 at 11:49 pm

      I do remember those east german teams. Same with the russian and others from the area. Al “roided up” till you could not tell guy from gal…

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  21. Zeigfried Whiffle April 18, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    I “self identify” as a Leprechaun. Where’s me pot-o-gold ???

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  22. cloudshe April 18, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    where are the liberal trolls? just proves that this area is one where they know their position is a loser, stupid, and against all intelligent thought(just like much of the rest of their nonsense)

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  23. stephenjg April 18, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Well, it is a given fact that liberals all have a mental disorder. It is obvious the way they think.

    This kid probably has to compete with girls to have a chance to win. If he were competing with boys, his chances of winning would decrease dramatically.

    It is all a bunch of BS. Political correctness is destroying our nation.

    By the way, her parents of full of BS too. By their logic I, being a grown man, could compete with 8-year-olds in a weight lifting competition because I identify as an 8-year-old. It is all insane.

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  24. patriot159 April 18, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Finally a legal way to take steroids and compete! Watch out Olympics, here I come! See, I’m a man that identifies as a woman that is transitioning back to a man, therefor I need help from testosterone to “restore” my manliness. Or maybe I’ll compete as a women…depends how I feel when I sign up. Insanity opens up all kind of neat options! Fun huh? NOT!!

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    ltuser April 18, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Patriot. I am just wondering how long it will be before we start to SEE this insanity infect the Olympics…

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