The end of women’s sports may be closer than anyone thought. A transgender girl or woman can participate in women’s sports wrecking havoc for the women who would like to compete. Men competing as women have the strength advantage that makes it nearly impossible for women to win. Now, they also have to contend with transgender boys and men. They may not have the natural strength advantage but if they are taking large doses of testosterone, they too have a huge advantage,
Take Mack Beggs from Texas. She recently won the state title in women’s wrestling thanks to large doses of testosterone than has given her very large muscles in her arms and shoulders. If this were the Olympics or professional sports he/she would be tossed out of the competition.
Some of the wrestler’s opponents have said Beggs had an unfair advantage among girls because of the testosterone he is taking as a part of his gender transition.
The University Interscholastic League, which governs school sports in Texas, said the state’s education code allows the use of a banned drug such as steroids if it “is prescribed by a medical practitioner for a valid medical purpose.”
Beggs’ win came days after the Trump administration revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students use the bathrooms of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama.
Beggs, a junior at Trinity High School in the Dallas suburb of Euless, had a 52-0 record ahead of the weekend tournament and was favored to win the high school championship in his weight class. On Saturday, he beat Chelsea Sanchez 12-2 to earn the championship.