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March 20, 2017

Surprise: "Women's" Weightlifting Competition Won By... Man

Well, a man who has "transitioned," he says, to being a woman.

A transgender weightlifter who transitioned from male to female caused outrage after he won a female competition Sunday.

Laurel Hubbard, born a male, outperformed his female competitors in the Australian International competition, reports AU.News.

Hubbard lifted about 591 pounds, compared to runner-up Iuniarra Sipaia, who lifted approximately 572 pounds.

One weightlifter pointed out that Hubbard competing in the women's division could be unfair.

"We all deserve to be on an even playing field," Deborah Acason, from the Australian Weightlifting Federation, told 1News Now. "It's difficult when you believe that you’re not. If it's not even, why are we doing the sport?"

This is going to become more and more common, and the fractures between the feminist and transgender pressure groups are going to get too wide to paper over.

More very weird news from the Transgender Wars at the Federalist, with a strong nut pull from Stephen Green.

This quote's good too:

I learned it's illegal in my state to refuse to use someone's preferred pronoun. Almost every presenter had a story of a time they got a coworker, employee, or boss fired. A speaker (pronouns xe, xyr, xemself) passionately told us of a time when xe had an older coworker who referred to xem as "ma'am." When xe repeatedly told him xe preferred to be referred to as xem, he responded that he couldn't, because he had been brought up to be polite and use sir and ma'am.

A quick visit to the supervisor resulted in the coworker being fired. There was standing ovation in the conference hall, with one member of the audience saying how "brave" xe was to enact change. Xe publicly responded that xe "needed to go above his head to get what I needed."

Oh, it's I now, huh? Not xI or xme?

Update: CBD was going to post on this.

He made a point in email. This transgender was allowed to compete per a rule that says transgenders can compete, so long as their blood testosterone level is under a specified level in the twelve months before the competition.

CBD writes:

The illogic of this boggles the mind. If gender is a social construct, how can there be a test for it? And if the test is testosterone level, how does he explain women who have no desire to be men who happen to have conditions that raise their testosterone levels to levels approaching men's?

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