Seen the story where a “Cousin It” who was born a girl but wants to be a boy wrestled in a competition with other girls and won?
People are complaining that it’s not fair because he was taking testosterone shots and had an advantage.
#1: fuck these assholes who want to grandstand about their perverted lifestyles
#2: if it’s born a girl and wants to be a boy, then fight against boys (and vice versa)
#3: if it’s a girl that wants to be a boy (or vice versa) then, just like the Olympics and Tour de France, if any chemicals are in the body that should not be there (abnormal levels of testosterone, for one) then that “thing” should be disqualified.
Several people complained that 17-year-old Mack Beggs, of Texas, USA, should not be allowed to wrestle women as his testosterone treatment, which he is taking as he undergoes his transition from female to male, has made him too strong to wrestle women fairly.
But under the state’s governing policy for athletics, students must wrestle against the gender listed on their birth certificates.
On Friday, Mr Beggs was hailed the winner of the quarter-finals of the Texas state championships after beating Taylor Latham in the 110-pound class. The score was 18-7.
Ms Latham’s mother said her daughter was wrestling someone whose body was chemically toned for strength.
She said: ‘I wanted her to forfeit as a protective mum.
‘She’s a fighter. She’s not a quitter. She’s a senior. She’s fought for the last three years to get here. She was going to see it through even though I wasn’t sharing the same opinion.’
When the match finished, Mr Beggs shook hands with Ms Latham and then celebrated.
While many cheered the champion, others said the match was unfair.
Patti Overstreet, a parent of another competitor was heard shouting from her seat: ‘That’s cheating’ and ‘Big cheater!’
She said: ‘Look at how beefed up she is. It’s because she’s taking an enhancement.
‘Whether she’s a boy, girl, wants to be purple or blue it doesn’t matter. When you’re using a drug and you’re 10 times stronger than the person you’re wrestling because of that drug that (shouldn’t be) allowed.’
Mr Beggs also beat Mya Engert 12-4 to push his record to 54-0 and leave him two victories away from a state title.
He will resume competition in the semi-finals today.
On Facebook, Mr Beggs addressed the criticism.
He said: ‘The thing is, we want to wrestle each other. I feel so sick and disgusted by the discrimination not by the kids, the PARENTS AND COACHES.
‘These kids don’t care who you put in front of them to wrestle. We just want to WRESTLE.
‘THEY are taking that away from me and from the people I’m competing with. SHARE (his post) SO WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE FOR THIS SPORT AND DISCRIMINATION!’
The controversy over Mr Beggs’ participation in the women’s sport comes at a crucial moment as the Trump administration announced an end to federal protections for transgender students.
This means that states and school districts have been left to determine their own policies about whether or not transgender students should use facilities based on their identity.