Last week, we reported about two boys who identify as girls that took first and second place in a girls track meet in Connecticut, preventing two girls from taking the two top spots in the competition.
Along with a link to a Washington Times article about the “#transgender sprinters”, conservative David Rubin sarcastically offered “congratulations” to “Intersectional Feminists” (men who identify as women, for those of you who are not up on your current social justice warrior terminology) for defeating actual girls in a GIRLS indoor track competition in Connecticut this weekend.
Congrats to the Intersectional Feminists! pic.twitter.com/onnmvnrc4k
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) February 25, 2019
It doesn’t matter if you identify politically as being on the right or left, this type of unfair competition is going to backfire in a very big way on the left, who continues to push the envelope over what is socially acceptable and what is morally incomprehensible.
President Trump’s outspoken oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who regularly posts videos of himself playing basketball and other sports with his daughters on social media, hit back against the celebration of men defeating women in sports. In his tweet, Trump Jr. spoke for a lot of people who are furious this injustice is happening to girls who train so hard to become top athletes, yet are being given a huge physical disadvantage when men who identify as women are allowed to compete against them.
Trump Jr.tweeted: I feel so sorry for the young ladies who trained their whole lives to be the best in their state and to hopefully attain scholarships etc etc… this is a grave injustice.
I feel so sorry for the young ladies who trained their whole lives to be the best in their state and to hopefully attain scholarships etc etc… this is a grave injustice. https://t.co/cduhojza4B
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 25, 2019
Now, the Daily Mail is reporting about an 18-year-old Colorado wrestler who forfeited two state tournament matches against girls due to his religious beliefs, ending his high school career in the sport.
From the Daily Mail – Brendan Johnston, 18, pulled out of his match against Skyview High senior Jaslynn Gallegos in the first round of the tournament last month.
The senior at the Classical Academy in Colorado Springs then decided against fighting junior at Valley High Angel Rios in his third-round consolation match.
He said the move – which ended his high school wrestling career – was down to his religious and personal beliefs.
Brendan, who is Christian, told KDVR: ‘It’s so physical, physically close. I don’t think that’s really appropriate with a young lady. It’s also very aggressive and I’m not really, I guess, comfortable with that.’
He added: ‘There is something that I really do find problematic about the idea of wrestling with a girl, and a part of that does come from my faith and my belief.
‘And a part of that does come from how I was raised to treat women as well as maybe from different experiences and things.
‘I don’t think that I am looking at them as not equal. I am saying that they are women and that is different than being men, because I do believe that men and women are different and we are made differently.
‘But I still believe that women are of equal value to men. I don’t think that seeing men and women as different [opposes] the idea of equality.’
Johnson has not wrestled a female since starting the sport in seventh grade despite wrestling not being a sanctioned sport in the state.
He told The Denver Post: ‘And I guess the physical aggression, too. I don’t want to treat a young lady like that on the mat. Or off the mat. And not to disrespect the heart or the effort that she’s put in. That’s not what I want to do, either.
‘Wrestling is something we do, it’s not who we are. And there are more important things to me than my wrestling. And I’m willing to have those priorities.’
What do you think? Should this young man be forced to forfeit the competition because he’s not comfortable with wrestling with young women the same age? Have schools crossed the line by allowing girls to wrestle with boys? We’d love to hear what you think in the comment section below.