Connecticut high schooler Selina Soule did an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” this week to discuss transgender athletes in women’s sports. She recently ran in a high-stakes competition where two biologically male transgender sprinters won the race. Unsurprisingly, they took first and second place. Soule finished in eighth place, missing an opportunity to compete in front of college coaches by two places.
“I am very happy for these athletes and I fully support them for being true to themselves and having the courage to do what they believe in,” Soule stated. “But, in athletics, it’s an entirely different situation. It’s scientifically proven that males are built to be physically stronger than females. It’s unfair to put someone who is biologically a male, who has not undergone anything in terms of hormone therapy, against cis-gender girls.”
It just so happens that Laura Ingraham was an athlete at that same high school. She asked rhetorically what happens when transgender athletes start infiltrating other sports. What happens to girl’s sports, she wondered aloud. I think we all know the answer to that. They become irrelevant and sports become non-gender with women having little to no chance of competing. So, they don’t.
Ingraham brought up recent comments made by gay advocate and tennis star Martina Navratilova. Martina has some common sense here and warned that women’s sports are headed down a dangerous path if biological males, who have a clear advantage over women physically, are allowed to compete in women and girl’s sports. Of course, Navratilova has been trashed for her pragmatic views. This isn’t a ‘gay’ or even a ‘transgender’ issue – it is a biological one.
“What are other members of your team saying about this?” inquired Ingraham.
“My teammates and my fellow competitors — we are happy for these athletes, of course — but we do think it’s unfair, and for us it is upsetting when we work hard all season and put in a lot of effort, only to turn up at the state meets and get beat by someone who is biologically a male and lose state championships over this,” said Soule.