As I may have mentioned once or twice, there’s been a big increase in the girliness of op-eds during the Great Awokening with endless columns about their feelings about their hair. But there is one category you can count on for steely masculinity of thought: ex-men who claim to have become women and who love to crush women athletes into dust beneath their chariot wheels.
From the New York Times opinion section:
I Won a World Championship. Some People Aren’t Happy.
This is not the beginning of the end of women’s sports. Trans women are women.
By Rachel McKinnon
Dr. McKinnon is an associate professor of philosophy at the College of Charleston and a professional track cyclist.
Dec. 5, 2019
Professor McKinnon puts on a master’s class in self-serving logical fallacies:
I am far from the fastest female track cyclist in the world.
The elite women’s 200-meter record was set in September by Canadian Kelsey Mitchell (who only started racing two years ago!) at 10.154 seconds. My masters world record is 13 percent slower than hers. …
Some people think it’s unfair because they claim my body developed differently than many other women’s bodies. But women come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, and some elite cyclists are even bigger than me. I’m six feet tall and weigh 190 pounds. Dutch track cyclist Elis Ligtlee, an Olympic gold medalist, is taller and heavier than me at 6 foot 1 inches and 198 pounds. …
Every elite athlete has competitive advantages. Some are physical; consider the 2016 Olympic women’s high jump final. The average height of the gold, silver and bronze medalists was 6 foot 2 inches. Ruth Beitia, at slightly over 6 foot 3 inches, won gold. The woman who tied for 10th, Inika McPherson, is 5 foot 5 inches tall. And we consider a 10-inch difference in height in an Olympic high jump final to be fair.
Other advantages are social or economic. Some athletes have access to the best coaches, the best equipment, the best facilities, and others don’t. Some athletes are better at tactics, or better at pushing through pain and discomfort. We already permit huge competitive advantages and call them fair, even within women’s sport.
If you think I have an unfair competitive advantage, consider this: I lose most of my races.
But the thing I want to point out is how unfeminine McKinnon’s mind remains: the philosophy prof has an extremely masculine argumentative brain. Granted, his arguments are obvious fallacies, but he doesn’t care, he’s out to WIN.