This is staggering. Up is down, in is out, and ‘not complicated’ in this story means ‘couldn’t be more complicated if you tried!”
Little Athletics Victoria has a policy of allowing gender dysphoric kids to participate in whatever category they feel like. The CEO, Anthony McIntosh, insists teenage boys will have no advantage over teenage girls if they choose to identify as girls for track and field events.
He told 3AW Drive, ““What we expect our parents, officials and volunteers to do with these kids is not that complicated. If a child athlete identifies as a particular gender, then that’s how we treat them. We don’t try and overcomplicate things.”
The thing is, it wasn’t complicated to begin with. But now it is. Pubescent boys have bodies surging with testosterone. Their muscle mass, lung capacity, height, weight and strength is generally much greater than girls.
It is a matter of biological fact.
It is why there are separate male and female categories to begin with.
Putting the obvious changeroom issue aside, let’s compare the 2018 results for Little Athletics Australia under 14-year old boys versus under 14-year old girls. Even 3rd place getters in the boy’s events beat the best girls.
EVENT U14 BOYS 1st 2nd 3rd U14 GIRLS
100m time 11.52 11.67 11.68 12.28
200m time 23.52 23.59 23.81 24.79
400m time 51.30 52.08 52.15 55.88
High Jump 1.83m 1.77m 1.75m 1.70m
Triple jump 12.56m 12.29m 12.20m 11.66m
Shot put 17.99m 16.88m 15.61m 13.53m
Discus 51.25m 48.80m 48.57m 38.42m
Radical gender activism disadvantages girls in sport. There are significant biological differences between males and females. These differences ought to be celebrated and protected. Removing the distinction of gender in sport will give males a competitive advantage.
What is stopping boys who consistently come 2nd or 3rd in the boy’s category from suddenly identifying as girls so they can trample all over the girls best efforts?
The CEO of Little Athletics Victoria is wrong. The least complicated way forward is according to biological, scientific, sexual fact. That is, unless he wants to further disadvantage and discourage females in sport.
Report compiled by Kirralie Smith, Binary Spokeswoman