Female athletes in Alaska and around the country are crying foul after a young man calling himself (or “identifying as” to use the current jargon) a girl won high honors, displacing actual girls, at the girls state track and field finals. The young gentleman, a Haines, Alaska, senior named Nattaphon Wangyot, competed against girls as young as 9th grade in the 100 and 200 meter sprints. Never before has a male competed in Alaska’s girls state finals – and for the obvious reasons.
Wangyot immigrated to the United States from Thailand in 2014 and also has been permitted to play on the girls volleyball and basketball teams for his high school. Of course, this takes away a spot on the roster for girls who want to play and would qualify if they weren’t competing against a young man. Despite all the politically correct doubletalk about gender identity, DNA is what it is. And no matter how many times Wangyot says he is girl, he still has male DNA which means that he also has the hormones and muscle mass of a man. It matters. Take a look at the picture above.
As Peyton Young, another runner who competed in the finals said, “I don’t know what’s politically correct to say, but in my opinion your gender is what you’re born with. It’s the DNA. Genetically a guy has more muscle mass than a girl, and if he’s racing against a girl, he may have an advantage.” It’s sad that this young woman is self-censoring to avoid getting caught in the cross-hairs of the PC police. DNA isn’t an opinion. It’s an objective fact.
Jim Minnery, president of Alaska Family Action, said at a protest, “We are here today as a voice from the community to ensure that female athletes are not denied the playing opportunities and scholarships otherwise available to them and to make the playing field even again. Allowing students to play on teams of the opposite sex disproportionately impacts female students, who will lose spots on a track, soccer and volleyball teams to male students who identify as female.”
He’s right. What happens to Title IX – what happens to women’s sports – when men start competing in them? It’s not hard to foresee how this will end true women’s sports to the detriment of female athletes and women more generally.
This is probably as good a time as any to quote Austin Powers: