Not everyone is giving in to the woke madness. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has once again shown that he is immune to the depredations of the “woke” mob. He has given a hard “no” to biological, born-males in sports in his state. Last week, he told reporters in no uncertain terms that he would not tolerate this practice which shatters the hopes of female athletes and causes them undue injury.
He said, “We’re going off biology, not ideology,” he said. “The bill defines a student’s sex based on the official birth certificate at the time of birth. As part of the bill we’re signing today, we’re not only making sure women have opportunities for scholarships and competition at the highest level, we’re also putting in statute ways to vindicate the rights of any women athletes who may be discriminated against.”
This brave and sensible decision by Governor DeSantis is going to make it possible for young women who have worked hard to be competitive in their sport of choice to obtain college scholarships for their athleticism. It will eliminate the fear and dread of being knocked out of their sport unfairly by a biological male, and possibly being grievously injured at the same time.
This is yet another example of DeSantis’ unwavering opposition to the destructive ideology of the hard Left. What’s more, this move by DeSantis is emboldening leaders across the nation to say no to the dangerous and harmful push to let biological males compete against biological females.
It’s a trend that will renew the hope of young female athletes, and restore much-needed good sense to the world of sport.
For years now, the regressive Left has been pushing harder and harder to enable trans-women, (that is men who identify as women, dress as women, have or are taking hormone therapy, and/or have had sexual reassignment surgery), to participate in women’s sports. This push has been quite successful, and it has made it possible for males who have failed to be competitive in their own male leagues to join and dominate the female leagues.
In case you think all this sounds just cool and fruity, we’re here to tell you, it isn’t. Natural female-born athletes are being driven from women’s and girls’ sports at all levels as a result of this asininity. Women are being injured at an increasing rate due to this phenomenon, and everyone who understands the situation knows it is a problem.
The problem lies in the fact that even a male skeleton with equal muscle mass to a female skeleton is biomechanically stronger than the female skeleton. Males have longer, denser bones, and when you add the added muscle mass, size, and weight of a male, it’s easy to see why pairing men and women in competitive sports is both unfair and dangerous. Even teenage boys have beaten professional women athletes in their chosen sports.
But when you consider the injuries sustained by female athletes, especially in contact sports and combat sports, it’s easy to see why this is obscene.