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Let Trans Athletes Have Their Own Sport Competitions | Chronicles

Posted by M. C. on June 4, 2021

Now, what they were previously doing to male wrestlers is being done to them by the transsexuals. They do not at all appreciate the latter intrusion and are in splendid ignorance of the fact that they were previously guilty of the very same act of trespass. How’s that for “mansplaining?”

https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/blog/let-trans-athletes-have-their-own-sport-competitions/

By Walter Block

Nowadays, feminists are all up in arms about the insertion of males who declare themselves to be females into women’s sports. This is not an unreasonable concern for, if encouraged, or even allowed, transsexuals will sound the death knell of female athletic competitions.

The latest episode of transgender incursions in women’s sports concerns New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, who previously lifted weights as a male. The Olympic authorities of that nation have not yet decided whether Hubbard will represent them in this year’s event in Japan, but they may very well do so. If they do, there goes an Olympic spot that would otherwise have gone to a biological woman. Feminists are once again outraged.

The biological fact is that boys, whether they declare themselves females or not, are stronger, faster, quicker, and more agile, than girls. This gives them a gigantic competitive advantage in pretty much every sport.

For example, almost 300 high school boys can beat the women’s world record in the quarter mile. Similar disparities between teenage boys and female Olympic champions exist in many other track and field events, as well as in swimming. John McEnroe famously speculated that if Serena Williams, one of the best female tennis players ever, competed with men, she would rank around 700th in the world.

There are now numerous cases on record in which male transsexuals entered female races and pulverized the field. The feminists are quite right to object to this undermining of girls’ sports. Happily, enlightened states such as Mississippi are now protecting young ladies from these unwarranted and unjustified invasions. Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves just signed a bill to ban trans athletes from women’s sports.

Yet, it was not that long ago that the shoe was on the other feminist foot. Then, they were demanding that girls be allowed to compete with boys in sports such as wrestling. The male wrestlers were appalled. Coming from decent families, boys were told “Don’t hit girls (and don’t crush them either!)” How to quell this incursion? Start the match flat on your back, lie there, get pinned, and allow the girls to win all the competitions? Take the very opposite tack? The former didn’t embarrass them, and the latter went against the grain of civilized order. The result was a despoliation of the sport of wrestling, courtesy of the feminists.

Now, what they were previously doing to male wrestlers is being done to them by the transsexuals. They do not at all appreciate the latter intrusion and are in splendid ignorance of the fact that they were previously guilty of the very same act of trespass. How’s that for “mansplaining?”

What about male transsexuals? Are they to have no competitive arenas of their own? Due to their use of estrogen, they are weaker and less competitive than otherwise would have been the case, but still far stronger than undrugged girls. And their female to male counterparts are stronger and thus more competitive than they were before, thanks to doses of testosterone, but still nowhere near the level of males. No, they should not be banished from sports rivalry. They, too, deserve to experience the joys of competition. They should be allowed to organize their own events, whether in high school, college or the Olympics. We already have the Paralympic Games. Why not also organize athletic games for transsexuals?

Walter Block

Walter Block is an economics professor at Loyola University and a Mises Institute senior fellow. He is author or several books, including Defending the Undefendable (1976). 

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Using Statistics Means You’re ‘Silencing Women’s Voices’ – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on December 3, 2019

This kind of gobbledygook is actually taught in real-live universities.

This is what you get for your hundreds of thousands of debt.

Not good for US.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/12/thomas-woods/using-statistics-means-youre-silencing-womens-voices/

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Tom Woods Show

From the Tom Woods Letter:

It turns out that feminists don’t like quantitative research — you know, the kind where you gather and assess objective data.

A fine gentleman in my private Facebook group brought to my attention a gem from a textbook called Social Research Methods.

Here are excerpts from the section called “Feminism and Quantitative Research,” followed by my commentary on each.

“Quantitative research suppresses the voices of women either by ignoring them or submerging them in a torrent of facts and statistics.”

My commentary: This is insane.

“The criteria of valid knowledge associated with quantitative research are ones that turn women, when they are the focus of research, into objects. This means that women are again subjected to exploitation, in that knowledge and experience are extracted from them with nothing in return.”

My commentary: This is insane.

“The emphasis on controlling variables exacerbates this last problem, and indeed the very idea of control is viewed as a masculine approach.”

My commentary: This is insane.

“The use of predetermined categories in quantitative research results in an emphasis on what is already known and consequently in ‘the silencing of women’s own voices.’”

My commentary: This is insane.

This kind of gobbledygook is actually taught in real-live universities.

My dashboard university, Liberty Classroom, on the other hand, is the opposite of this.

It is like a ten-megaton bomb to stuff like this.

Normal people teaching real history and economics. Zero leftist jargon. Takes a sledgehammer to political correctness. Cures educational malpractice.

See you there:

 

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e & f: Freiburg and the dimension of sexual violence: Defenseless Prey

Posted by M. C. on November 15, 2018

The feminists and MeToo activists who hyperventilate because of inadequate women’s rights in India or Iran, or because of a boss’s sexist glances, remain silent.

https://equityandfreedom.com/article/thorsten-hinz/defenseless-prey/

It was only after a two-week delay that the rape of an 18-year-old girl in Freiburg im Breisgau became known, although – or rather: because – the crime is of particularly heinous quality and it is not an individual assault resulting from a specific situation, but a collective crime with anti-German connotations. There is a 21-year-old principal offender from Syria and seven, including a German, possibly even 14 accomplices, who spent four hours abusing the young woman. They were apparently known to be highly criminal and some were subject to deportation. Nobody knows how many incidents of this kind have occurred. Politics, justice and the state as a whole are in failure mode. Together with the media, they form a dysfunctional system that peddles its citizens as defenseless prey.

It’s no better in the so-called civil society. The feminists and MeToo activists who hyperventilate because of inadequate women’s rights in India or Iran, or because of a boss’s sexist glances, remain silent. Only 500 participants gathered for the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) protest rally in Freiburg, four times as many for the counter-demonstrations. The majority demonstrated “against sexualised violence against women and against the instrumentalization of the victim.”… Read the rest of this entry »

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