Rachel McKinnon (36; above, centre) won first place in a recent championship cycle race, for women in the 35-44 age group.
The competitor who came third wasn't happy, as McKinnon is a sex change rider. You can possibly see from the photo that he/she is a much bigger and 'better-built' person than the other two. In fact he doesn't seem to even try to hide the fact that he really is a man. He/she also seems to be lacking certain female elements in the upper chest department, which is a slight give-away.
Surely there is only one way to settle definitely what sex a person is, and that certainly ISN'T by asking them.
We are all born with sex chromosomes; XX for females, and XY for males. There are a few exceptions, but these are extremely rare. Our chromosomes at birth stay with us for the rest of our lives.
With 'gender choice' becoming almost tediously common these days, isn't it time that a baby's gender on his or her birth certificate was determined by chromosome testing, rather than a quick look downstairs? A standard XY Male can wear female clothes and make-up till the cows come home, but that doesn't make him a woman. I really don't think Ms/Mr McKinnon should be competing against women, even if it does sound a bit harsh.
I'm perfectly OK with any man who wishes to live as if he is a woman (and vice versa), but when it comes to taking part in sport it's not really in the spirit of competition.
The good old days of hefty Russian 'female' weightlifters, with 5-o-clock stubble, are over.
At least on the sporting arena, things should be equal. With Ms/Mr McKinnon I don't think they were.
Maybe he thought that 'MASTERS' meant it was for blokes.
Here, here. Well said.ReplyDelete
I'm pleased you agree. Madness reigns.Delete
And madness reigns at the UN who now say it's against human rights to ban the wearing of burqa and niqab in public as in Austria and France for example. Women's rights demand that they wear symbols of servitude and completely cover their heads apart from a slit for the eyes like some medieval monk. Yes, madness reigns.Delete
And those who have flaunted the law will now be handsomely 'compensated'. You couldn't make it up!Delete
Oh My Goodness, Well Said ! Well said.ReplyDelete
This was very unfair. Live like you want but this is taking advantage.
From what I can see from the sign behind them this was held in Los Angeles ? Land of the PC ultra liberal Bat Shit Crazy.
cheers, parsnip and badger
I have nothing against anyone's (legal) lifestyle, but this is taking the Mickey.Delete
I was looking at a photo of a wo(man) runner yesterday. The headline was 'I don't need a mental coach'. In the photo the other athletes were floundering in her wake as she crossed the finishing line head and shoulders above the rest. There was some discussion about asking her to reduce her testosterone level. As you say, it's 'taking the mickey'.ReplyDelete
They should at least confine their sporting activities to where strength and size do not give an advantage. Common sense.Delete
One time entered a mountain race with a field of 40 or 50 runners and I couldn't help noticing that nearly all the front row at the start were carrying inhalers. I had to assume an asthma epidemic had broken out. Cheats will always find a way.Delete
Some times I feel I’m the only one thinking this whole gender business has gone mad so thanks for that. And don’t get me started on gender neutral toilets.ReplyDelete
I've already written about gender neutral loos. A bizarre move.Delete
I would have let her tyres down.ReplyDelete
I would have let his down too.Delete
Don't get anyone started on gender neutral loos, it is bad enough trying to decipher the dress on the female sign! The Western world has definitely gone mad. I blame the water we drink, full of plastic as well ;)ReplyDelete
We are what we eat (and drink); I must be 50% plastic by now.Delete
And oestrogen. I don't worry too much as my water comes from a spring. Half these folk are probably vegan so their legs will collapse with rickets. Serve them right.Delete
Our tap water is also Spring Water. It surfaces about 1 Km from us.Delete
Scientists are finding micro-plastic in people's poo. That's a fact.Delete
Nice job for someone!Delete
Why stop at human gender? I've always been keen on dogs, so now I wish to be known as "Fluffy", half human woman-half male Jack Russell. The world has gone mad. Woof!ReplyDelete
Don't hold your breath; it'll soon happen!Delete
Yu're all screaming g about islamisation you're doingReplyDelete
exactly the same. Too stupid to realise it. You all would have been great "collaborateurs" during WWII
I'll leave your comment here for a while, just so people can witness what a complete cretin you are. Go lie down in a darkened room.Delete
p.s. No-one has mentioned 'Islamisation', and why anyone showing common sense should be compared to WW11 Collaborateurs; I have no idea. But that's just Chloe.Delete
Like Craig Bellamy, she could start a fight in an empty room.Delete
I think he/she must have been reading The Beano before making the above comment; just a brief lapse of reality.Delete
Blog commenting when drunk is a norm for ChloeDelete
She is an absolute arsehole
Sadly so; it must take a lot of effort on her part.Delete
Brown Owl finds boy in girls tent. That's ok. They are embracing the Equality Act; he said he felt like a girl and they were practicing for their Politically Correct badge which was less boring than the Knitting a Handy Basket badge.ReplyDelete
Brown Owl left them to it. Girl Guides allow boys into girls showers and tents if they say they identify as girls.
They'll be taking their 'Doctors and Nurses' Badge soon.Delete
She'll have been treated with the same drugs that Pirate was treated with as part of his Prostate cancer treatment..this reduces testosterone generally, not just PSA...with that comes the reduction of muscle bulk and power. She would have had her levels tested or wouldn't have been in the race. Some other girls (born so) have problems with naturally high testosterone...which all humans have,not just men.ReplyDelete
I'm not joining in any discussion..just adding a few facts.
I've a friend who has been through the same process, and yes, I did race against her "before"and "after" in races on the track..I beat her in the "after" races..she has always been "she" inside...
I'm sure what you're saying is correct, but it still doesn't alter a person's chromosomes. That surely is what should determine sex; NOT how one feels.Delete
sexual identity is not one or the other,hormonal balance is, perhaps the best phrase is a sliding scale.Delete
All foetuses start out as female..some then develop as male...some unfortunates are born with both sets of "equipment",others have the equipment of one and the hormone balance and mental identity of the other..being human is
confusing enough as it is!!
Very well said, Cro.ReplyDelete