Who among us would object to men and boys sharing girls’ bathrooms and showers, but the House’s specific refusal to exclude Title IX sports activities from the new law may give some pause. In fact, “fear mongers” claimed, unsuccessfully, that the measure will destroy women’s sports entire. While that may be a tad draconian, certainly the day of genuine women setting world records will be ending.
Just out of curiosity, I looked up and compared the world records for the 100 and 200-meter dash, men and women, professionals and high schoolers alike. Those who claim that there is no physical difference between the two sexes are, putting it simply, wrong.
100 meter dash:
Men: Usan Bolt 9.69
Boy: Bolling: 9.98
Women: Florence Griffith Joynes 10.49
Men: Usan Bolt 19.30
Women: Florence Griffith Joynes 21.34
"Selina Soule explains that Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood have an unfair advantage—She's speaking for girls who are 'afraid to speak up because of retaliation from the media, school officials, and coaches.' "
This year, trans students, Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, took 1st and 2nd place in the 2019 Connecticut State Championships in Girls Track. When Miller and Yearwood took 1st and 2nd in 2018, parents and students started talking about the unfair advantages they have, and other significant issues, like girls losing scholarships. The media painted the girls as bigots and sore losers.
Selina Soule, a 16 year-old student, spoke out in a YouTube video, posted April 12. She says, “We all watched in surprise, as our chances to win vanished.”
DyeStat records show that Miller would rank 120th in the 55-meter dash, in the Connecticut State Boys Track division (the division Miller ran with just prior to joining the Girls Track division in 2018). And Yearwood would rank 195th.
In 1988, Flo Jo set the record of 10.49 seconds in the Women’s 100m race. A developmental biologist, who posts stats on Twitter, under FondofBeetles, points out that in 30 years, no woman has beat Flo Jo’s 100m record of 10.49 seconds, but in 2017 alone, 744 male athletes ran 100m in less than 10.49 seconds. 744. In one year.
In a 2018 interview, on Good Morning America, Miller explains that instead of complaining, the girls should try harder. Miller and Yearwood are also “Courage Award Recipients” this year and will be honored at the 78th Gold Key Event on April 28th.
In her YouTube video, Selina Soule says, “The media has been even worse, attacking us and portraying girls as sore losers. And that we should try harder. We do train very hard, but when a mediocre boy athlete can outperform the best girl out there, any day, because of their physical superiority, we are just losers, not sore losers.”
As Ms. Soule points out, losing track events means losing the attention of college coaches and scholarship opportunities (unless one has wealthy parents, or falsely claims to be an approved minority). That’s a small price to pay for maintaining the new reality that the modern mind controls and determines biology, of course, but one can still sympathize with girls like Selina who have yet to catch up with our brave new world.