Monday, March 09, 2020

An Interesting Strategy

As the court challenge for trans athletes is winding its was through the courts, I thought up an interesting strategy against the bigots.
Opinion: Defending the rights of girls in sports
New Haven Register
By Margaret Streicker
March 5, 2020

When someone says I run like a girl, I say thank you.

And I think about all the hours of sweat, toil and effort I and many other female athletes have put into our sports, our teams and how lucky we are to have the opportunity to know competition through sport, be it though the many pickup games, intramural, club, JV, varsity and elite athletic training I and others have experienced. I think about Title IX and what a milestone that was across college campuses to ensure equal access to sport. I think about how Title IX was still rolling out when I competed in college, and about the U.S. women’s soccer team who only last year made international headlines in their not-yet-won fight for equal pay.

These are complicated times, and in an effort to be fair and inclusive to all, we can often lose sight of the bigger picture. Recently, Connecticut girls and young women took a stand when they filed a suit, and I applaud their courage. Protecting the rights of girls and young women in sports is not about excluding boys, young men nor those seeking to transition from men into women, it is about recognizing that we female athletes — and we women in general — train, sweat and perform differently than those born with an XY chromosome pair. Muscle mass, bone density, center of gravity, width and curvature of the hips and hormone balance are fundamental biological differences that do affect competitive sports.
Well first off… chromosomes do not just determine gender, there are dozens of other factors.

The kicker is the last sentence…
Margaret Streicker is a candidate for U.S. Congress in Connecticut’s Third District.
This isn’t about trans athletes, it isn’t about winning or losing… this is about politics!

This is about votes, this abut about campaign donations, and this is about wedge politics.

With over twenty-five percent of the federal judges appointed by Trump we have a very strong possibility of the case going all the way to the Supreme Court. How will the Supreme Court rule on the Title IX case? We should know by June when the court come out in June when the court rules on the Title VII case it heard in October.

But in the meantime we have to worry about this case in Hartford federal court.

We know they are going concentrate on the word “sex” meaning what is between your legs even though numerous court cases including Appeals court cases that we are covered under Titles VII and IX, the Trump justices put the Bible ahead of the Constitution and court precedent.

So how can we get around conservative view that sex is between your legs?

Well I had a novel idea defense.

Since they trying to define the sex is only about what’s between your legs, lets say okay “sex” is “sex” and it is states that defines what “sex” is on a birth certificate not the federal government. So therefore as long as their birth certificate is in agreement with the team they are playing on then it is not a Title IX violation.

But the problem is that in states where trans people cannot change their birth certificates they would be forced to play on the teams of their gender that was assigned at birth.

Meanwhile in Idaho they are trying to pass a law banning trans athletes from competing in school sports by forcing them to play on the team of the gender they were assigned at birth.
Nike-sponsored transgender athlete advocates against proposed anti-trans legislation in Idaho
Chris Mosier is one of the first transgender athletes to compete on the international level. Now, he's asking Idaho legislators to stop potential discrimination.
March 3, 2020

BOISE, Idaho — He was the first transgender athlete to represent the United States in international competition and first transgender athlete to qualify for the Olympic Trials in the gender in which they identify.

Chris Mosier is also the first transgender athlete to be sponsored by Nike.

Mosier didn't become the first transgender athlete to make the US Olympic team in racewalking. However, that hasn't slowed him down from trying to stop Idaho from becoming the first state to ban transgender women and girls from competing with other women and girls in athletic competition.

Mosier flew from Chicago to Boise in the middle of training for his Olympic qualifier to speak out against a series of bills making their way through the statehouse.
"I don't think this is what Idaho wants to be known for, to be the first state in the country to write discrimination into law in such an extreme way. HB 500 is an extreme bill," he said. "To write discrimination into law for the rest of the country to see, it's not a good look for Idaho."

1 comment:

  1. I am confused by the inconsistent use of pronouns in the second story. He/his/they campaigning for the rights of trans women to compete in sports? Is this mis-gendering by the reporter, or is Chris a trans man?