By Jonathon Van Maren
On September 17, The Atlantic — a liberal magazine that prides itself on being a bastion of common sense and good writing — published an essay titled, “Separating Sports By Sex Doesn’t Make Sense.”
As one could gather, it was yet another capitulation to the transgender movement’s demands, but this time it provoked outright shock even among liberals.
The reality is that males have a competitive advantage over females, regardless of how they choose to identify. We saw this with Lia Thomas, the male swimmer who cleaned house in the women’s swimming matches after mediocre placements in the male races.
The same is true in volleyball, where one investigation at an international competition “showed that the serve most used by males was the intimidating and forceful power jump serve. Females, by contrast, utilize the standing serve. The momentum of the body of the server generates extreme power when jumping serves, and that’s naturally a benefit for male athletes.”
In another study, male players “far outperformed females on attacks,” which consists of tips, sets, spikes, or over-the-head hits.
The consequences of transgender policies have become clear time and time again, most recently in North Carolina. From the Education First Alliance:
During a girls’ tournament last month, a Highlands High volleyball player struck a Hiwassee Dam High player in the forehead with a ball. It is reported that the Hiwassee Dam player, a biological girl, suffered severe head and neck injuries, resulting in ongoing concussion symptoms, including vision problems. The girl has still not yet been cleared to play again by her primary care physician or a neurologist.