March 22, 2017
She’s a real woman. Anyone who says otherwise should be in prison.
As a heterosexual white male, I sometimes feel that other such whites should just kill themselves.
Heteronormative CIS gendered persons tend to be driven by both hatred and jealousy for trans-women.
This poisonous attitude festers underneath the surface, and then comes out with vitriol when a trans person scores a major victory, such as by winning a weightlifting contest.
A Kiwi weightlifter has made history as the first transgender athlete to represent New Zealand and come away with a win, however the victory has been slammed by other competitors.
Laurel Hubbard, 39, won the women’s over 90kg division at the Australian International competition in Melbourne on Sunday, but the win has caused a stir with some believing she had an unfair advantage.
Her combined total of 268kg was nearly 20kg better than Samoan runner-up Iuniarra Sipaia, with another 20kg back to the next lifter in the field.
The performance puts Hubbard in line for selection at the 2017 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
While her eligibility passed the International Olympic Committee’s criteria, Hubbard’s win was met with criticism from Australian competitors who believe a transgender athlete in the female weightlifting category was not an equal playing field.
Hubbard was born the son of former Auckland mayor Dick Hubbard and has previously competed at a national level in men’s weightlifting as Gavin Hubbard.
She transitioned in her mid-30s and recent improvements have lifted her to a lofty women’s ranking.
Hubbard’s success in the sport forced Rio Olympic lifter Tracey Lambrechs, a Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, to lose weight and compete in a lower division.
Lambrechs has spoken of uneasiness at Hubbard’s eligibility but has vowed to continue her career in the 90kg class. She placed second in Melbourne.
Another lifter told New Zealand TV news station 1News Now Hubbard’s entry into the female category was unfair to other competitors.
“We all deserve to be on an even playing field,” the weightlifter said.
“It’s difficult when you believe that you’re not. If its not even, why are we doing the sport?” she said.
In an interview with the New Zealand news program, prominent sportswriter Phil Gifford said Hubbard had every right to compete with the women after passing “straightforward” hormone regulations.
“It’s testosterone levels which is a much more scientific way of measuring male gender, female gender than anything else that is currently known.
“And Lauren has passed all of those tests over the last 12 months,” he said.
That’s exactly right.
Being a woman has absolutely nothing to do with whether you have a vagina. If you simply begin taking hormones, and cut off your penis, you become a woman. There is literally no other difference between men and women.
Hubbard won because she is the better athlete, period.
These bitter losers need to shut their filthy hate-holes or get them shut for them.
And if I recall correctly, Australia has some very progressive hatespeech laws – why on earth are they allowing these bitter losers to engage in potentially very damaging hatespeech?
Shouldn’t they all be put in prison for decades?
If our society is going to progress, we must work to silence everyone who questions the new norms we are forcibly implementing. And yes, that includes angry losers who cannot accept that they are less of a woman than a trans-woman.