NPR exists for one reason: to tell urban elites what they want to hear. And in 2023, they want to hear happy talk about their current favorite grievance group.
So it's no surprise that NPR is not fully convinced transgenders competing in women’s sports is a bad thing. In response to the World Athletics ban on transgenders competing in women’s track and field events, NPR tweeted out:
The international governing body for track and field will ban trans women athletes from elite women’s competitions, citing a priority for fairness over inclusion, despite limited scientific research involving elite trans athletes.
Insert audio of a record player coming to a screeching halt here.
NPR eventually revised its tweet after a host of users that have a shred of common sense called out its stupidity. While NPR changed the wording of its original post, the updated version was still quite idiotic.
Correction: An earlier tweet incorrectly stated there is limited scientific evidence of physical advantage. Existing research shows that higher levels of testosterone do impact athletic performance. But there’s limited research involving elite trans athletes in competition.
Oh so in elite setting this isn't a problem, gotcha.
Well, that’s not even true.
Lia Thomas set six new Ivy League records in women’s swimming in his first year as a competitor. Until Tuesday, a transgendered female held the Canadian Powerlifting Union record for bench press. A 50-year-old male holds several records in the women’s masters division of track and field events in Canada.
The bottom line is that no matter when, where, or how transgenders end up competing against biological females, the result is always the same: women lose. This is not because they are incapable athletes (far from it), it is because transgendered females still possess inherent physical advantages over real women, and no amount of hormone suppressants or self-mutilation changes that.
Simply put: transgenders should not be allowed in women's sports.
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