Our world has become upside down.
That’s no longer a joke. It’s a reality.
Cyd Zeigler reports for OutSports, Jan. 21, 2016, that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) held a “Consensus Meeting on Sex Reassignment and Hyperandrogenism” last November, and formed transgender guidelines that the IOC is expected to adopt before this year’s Summer Olympics.
The transgender guidelines have not yet been distributed, but Outsports has obtained a copy of the guidelines “via a trusted source.”
According to Joanna Harper, a male-to-female (MtF) “transgender” chief medical physicist of radiation oncology at Providence Portland Medical Center who attended the IOC meeting, the new policy “opens the door wide” for female-to-male (FtM) “trans men,” as well as “removes the need for women to undergo gender-reassignment surgery to compete.” That means a fully-biological male with penis and testicles, who claims to be female, can compete as a female in the Olympics.
WHAT THE NEW POLICY MEANS FOR FTM TRANS
For female-to-male “transgenders,” the IOC Consensus Meeting agreed they are eligible to compete in the male category without restriction.
WHAT THE NEW POLICY MEANS FOR MTF TRANS
The old IOC policy (adopted in 2004) was that male-to-female “transgenders” were eligible to compete in the Olympics two years after their
“sex-reassignment surgery” castration. The new policy will only require MtF “transgenders” to have had at least one year of hormone “therapy”. Harper said the change in MtF trans’ “waiting period” before they are eligible to compete “was perhaps the most contentious item among our group and one year is a reasonable compromise.”
In the words of the IOC’s transgender guidelines:
To require surgical anatomical changes as a pre-condition to participation is not necessary to preserve fair competition and may be inconsistent with developing legislation and notions of human rights.
Specifically, these are the new IOC policy guidelines for biological males who say they are females to compete as females:
1. The athlete has declared that her gender identity is female. The declaration cannot be changed, for sporting purposes, for a minimum of four years.
2. The athlete must demonstrate that her total testosterone level in serum has been below 10 nmol/L for at least 12 months prior to her first competition (with the requirement for any longer period to be based on a confidential case-by-case evaluation, considering whether or not 12 months is a sufficient length of time to minimize any advantage in women’s competition).
3. The athlete’s total testosterone level in serum must remain below 10 nmol/L throughout the period of desired eligibility to compete in the female category.
4. Compliance with these conditions may be monitored by testing. In the event of non-compliance, the athlete’s eligibility for female competition will be suspended for 12 months.
In other words, a fully-biological man, with a penis and testicles, can compete as a female in the Olympics as long as he:
- Demonstrates a reduced testosterone level for a year prior to competition.
- Declares he’s a woman “for sporting purposes” for a minimum of 4 years.
Reporting for Breitbart, Jan. 22, 2016, William Bigelow points out that the new IOC policy ignores evidence that male-to-female transgenders are larger, taller, and stronger in general than the women they compete against, because of the testosterone in their bodies since puberty. As Robert S. Beil, M.D., of Montefiore Medical Group, acknowledged, “MTF trans people tend to be bigger, and may have certain strengths from before they started using estrogen.” As noted in a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine:
The decision to categorically restrict male to female transsexual athletes from competing in a given sport as females rests on two critical assumptions. The first is that most people exposed to testosterone from puberty onward will develop physical and/or physiological attributes that contribute to a distinct performance advantage over most women. Although the performance boundaries between male and female athletes have narrowed in the past several decades, there are distinct gender differences that exist on average. The second assumption needed to justify restricting male to female transsexual participation in female events is that these attributes can withstand the hormonal manipulation of sex reassignment, thereby giving the male to female transsexual athlete an unfair competitive advantage. Certainly, there are some effects of testosteronethat cannot be reversed, including (most notably) its effect on postpubertal height in men. Men are on average taller than women, with the pubertal growth spurt accounting for most of the gender difference.
Just imagine 6′ 2″, 194-lb Bruce “call me Caitlyn” Jenner, who as a man won the 1976 Olympics decathlon title, competing as a female in the Olympics.
According to two eminent psychiatrists who are brave enough to speak the truth — Dr. Paul R. McHugh and Dr. Joseph Berger — from a scientific point of view, there is no such thing as transgenderism. Instead, “transgenderism” is a psychological disorder of body dysmorphism — seeing your body in a distorted manner — much as anorexics perceive their bodies as fat (when they are not) and so starve themselves into virtual cadavers. See my post, “The truth about transgenderism and ‘gender reassignment’ surgery”.
In our upside-down world, the only thing that perverts heed are lawsuits.
If I were a female athlete intending to compete in the Olympics, I would sue the IOC.
Dr. Eowyn’s post first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds.