Libs Silenced After Transsexual Defends Women Only Sports
It's ironic that women activist groups are silent while the trans movement destroys women's sports and thus hopes for careers and scholarships. What's even more outrageous is that it took a member of the trans community to bring awareness to the left that what they are doing is pushing women into third-class citizenship..
That is exactly what happened in Indiana when a man who identified himself as a transexual silenced the 'woke; lawmakers by snapping at them for the mistreatment of biological women. His testimony was apparently what they needed to hear in order to understand how the trans movement brings an unfair advantage into women sports:
“My testimony today is based on my personal opinion as a transsexual,” Karin Cohn began. “That is, a person who was born male and used pharmaceutical hormones and plastic surgery to feminize my body so that I appear to be a woman. Despite having these procedures, my sex is male and neither science nor medicine can change that.”
Cohn explained his transition process and how it affects his abilities versus a natural woman:
"I began this process as a teenager, and although my testosterone levels have been in the female range for nearly 30 years, male puberty has endowed me with physical advantages such as height, bone structure, and increased lung capacity. For example, I stand 5’10”, which puts me in the 99th percentile for women’s height. I am just an inch shorter than the elite women athletes in the WNBA. The average male is 5 inches taller than the average female. Banning males from participating in women’s and girls sport would be justified on this basis alone.
Cohn told lawmakers that “everyone can use their own eyes to observe how these advantages play out in the real world,” pointing to the example of biologically male transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, who broke a slew of school and national records set by women."
Thomas’ new records are “records women will be unlikely to ever match,” Cohn said.
“If more males like Lia are permitted to compete against women, it will become common to see women marginalized in their own sport category,” Cohn continued. “I have school-aged girls in my family. I know they often need support and encouragement to stick to competitive activities. When boys are allowed to compete with girls in their own sport, that is one more reason a girl has to talk herself out of participating.”
Cohn pointed out that opponents of HB 1041 use “confusing” language in their discussions of girls sports, such as referring to biological boys “who are being socially and medically treated to mimic members of the opposite sex” as “transgender girls.”
“Just like these youth who are being characterized as ‘trans kids,’ I also suffered gender identity disorder as a teenager,” Cohn said. “We should all have sympathy for these children and ensure they have appropriate treatment. But it is unfair to expect girls to cede their hard-won rights to make room for male students suffering from gender identity issues.”
Cohn also criticized women’s rights groups for failing to support the Indiana legislation, calling their lack of support “astonishing.”
“In particular, the American Civil Liberties Union is strongly against HB 1041,” Cohn said. “The ACLU is supposed to protect women’s rights, not undermine them. Instead, women and girls must rely on the American Family Association to support their interests. It is absurd and unreal that liberal organizations are turning their backs on women’s rights.”
“Somebody needs to stand up for women and girls, and I feel compelled to do so since so few members of the transgender community have come forward to support them,” Cohn said. “It’s ironic that people who identify as women will not risk defending women against attacks on their rights.”
I think it would be fair to say that the trans movement has silenced most, if not all, women's advocacy groups on the left. They all seem to cower behind the 'woke' movement unwilling to speak up for what's right.