USA Powerlifting has responded to the transgender agenda by publishing a policy that explains why it is not appropriate or fair for transgender athletes to participate in the sport.
Barbend, a weight lifting webpage, has reported on the new policy which covers two distinct areas.
“The first has to do with the use of testosterone or other androgens, commonly used to assist in transition from female to male. By virtue of the anabolic nature of these compounds, they are not allowed, nor is a Therapeutic Use Exemption granted for such use for anyone. This applies to any and all medical conditions, which might be treated through use of androgens.”
This is reasonable. It is scientific. It is fair. The report on policy continues,
“The second area involves the participation of male to female competitors. Through analysis the impact of maturation in the presence naturally occurring androgens as the level necessary for male development, significant advantages are had, including but not limited to increased body and muscle mass, bone density, bone structure, and connective tissue. These advantages are not eliminated by reduction of serum androgens such as testosterone yielding a potential advantage in strength sports such as powerlifting.”
This is good news for many athletes.
Spokeswoman for Binary, Mrs Kirralie Smith, also welcomed the news, “The reality is, physicality matters in sport. Women are being discriminated against in sports where an athletes’ feelings are being exalted over biological reality.” Smith added, “It is refreshing to see an organisation such as USA Powerlifting taking a reasonable and scientific approach to this issue. Men and women are different, and that is ok. Both need to feel confident in the criteria for competition. This is a fair call.”