Sanity returns to trans madness: FINA bans trans swimmers


Sanity returns to trans madness: FINA bans trans swimmers

Finally, sanity prevailed in the world of women’s sport.

Swimming’s world governing body, FINA, announced on Sunday a ban on biological males from competing in women’s events unless they “crossed over” before the age of 12.

In other words, transgender athletes who have experienced the enduring competitive advantages of testosterone-flooded male puberty, such as increased muscle mass, lung capacity, and height, will no longer have an unfair advantage in women’s competitions.

The injustice became clear when University of Pennsylvania transgender swimmer Lia Thomas began flashing the competition. A mediocre swimmer when competing against men, she became a superstar in the pool against women after swapping genders.

Thomas rose from 554th place in the men’s 200m freestyle to fastest woman in the 500m freestyle at this year’s NCAA Championships.

Her teammates were so intimidated by the oppressive atmosphere, overseen by gender bigots and their cowardly university, that they were forced into silence or bitching anonymously.

But the FINA ban is a promising sign that the pendulum is swinging back to normal on the gender madness we’ve been living through that has irreversibly damaged a generation of children.

And it’s a slap in the face for the Biden administration to embrace gender ideology as a kind of moral crusade.

Lia Thomas in the water
Lia Thomas’ swimming career sent shockwaves through the sports community.
Josh Reynolds/AP
Lia Thomas, other swimmers with medals
Thomas won the women’s 500-yard NCAA title in March.

Joe Biden probably thought his executive order “Advancing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Persons” from last week was a two-time winner.

It would earn him social recognition during Pride Month, and it was one in the eye of that ghastly Trump 2.0, Ron DeSantis, who signed legislation banning Florida schools from teaching kindergarten kids about sexual orientation and gender identity.

The president’s radical executive order overturns state laws protecting parental rights and girls’ sports, and promotes transgender drugs and surgeries for children.

But it will backfire spectacularly at the ballot box as parents realize the damage of nearly a decade of cruel experimentation on children.

The tide is turning as more “transition fighters,” now young adults, share their tales of woe.

The Post shared some of their stories over the weekend. Chloe decided to be transgender at 12, was put on puberty blockers and prescribed testosterone at 13, and had a double mastectomy at 15. At 16, she realized it was all a mistake. But testosterone had masculined her chin, broadened her shoulders, given her facial hair, and possibly stolen her fertility.

Chloe Cole
Chloe Cole told The Post about her realization that the decision to switch at a young age was a mistake.
Courtesy of Chloe Cole

She wants her troubles to serve as a “cautionary tale” for other girls – and their parents.

None of this is intended to marginalize those people who genuinely suffer from gender dysphoria — a sense of being trapped in the body of the wrong sex — and who found peace in surgery and hormones as adults.

But the sharp rise in 13- to 24-year-olds identifying as transgender in the US is alarming — nearly doubling since 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention — as is the explosion of gender clinics for children .

It is reported that a disproportionate number of young people attending gender clinics are autistic or have poor mental health, making the rush to hormone-feed them and mutilate their bodies all the more reprehensible.

What we’re seeing is that the medical profession isn’t proceeding with caution like they once did in the “watchful wait” era, when most children outgrew any gender confusion and some were just plain gay.

In an attempt to normalize the notion of transgender children at a very young age, shockingly, Fox News recently appeared in a story about a trans teenager who “came out as a boy” at the age of five. It was summed up in the well-known activist mantra: “It is better to have a living son than a dead daughter.”

This is obscene emotional blackmail designed to scare parents into claiming that if they don’t unconditionally agree with their toddler’s gendered whims, they will end up committing suicide.

Pride flags fly in the West Village
Pride flags fly in the West Village around Stonewall National Monument.
Helayne Seidman

In any case, the data suggest that puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones may not prevent suicide and may even increase the risk, according to a report released last week by the Heritage Foundation.

Heritage compared annual suicide rates among adolescents in states that allow children access to cross-sex treatments without parental consent to states that do not, and found that after 2010, when puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones were used, a gap occurred.

As of 2020, the suicide rate among adolescents in the easily accessible states was 14 percent higher than in the states that required parental consent for treatment.

The conclusion: “Easier access to puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for minors has actually exacerbated suicide rates. . . Science doesn’t show that puberty blockers and sex-crossing hormones are necessary to prevent suicide. In fact, it shows rather the opposite.”

The emotional blackmail of gender activists, blindly parroted by the media, has only served the interests of a multibillion-dollar trans-tech industry, in which cynical pharmaceutical companies pump children with cancer-causing, fertility-destroying chemicals to halt puberty, or cross-gender traits cause.

None of this would be possible without the enthusiastic participation of medical professionals who turn their backs on their core commitment: “Do not harm the patient.”

In a just world, the doctors who cut off teenagers’ breasts and stuffed their bodies with harmful chemicals would go to prison. No doubt class action lawsuits are coming.

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