Guest post: A story of “top down” change

Originally a comment by Your Name’s not Bruce? on Life-changing opportunities are missed.

Wallwork says it’s the IOC’s doing, and that’s true, and they suck, but it’s Hubbard’s doing too, and I think we absolutely can keep saying so. He’s blatantly cheating, and he knows it, and it’s simply revolting

Yeah, he didn’t end up on that podium accidentally, nor was a gun held to his head. “Validation” trumps fairness.

Also, would the New Zealand Olympic team be as silent if other nations fielded male ringers, if their own women’s team was made up solely of, you know,women? Or what if other countries had bigger, burlier, stronger TIMs on their “women’” weightlifting rosters? Are they good with cheating as long as they’re the only ones doing it? And as long as they’re winning? An “advantage” in the rules like this one disappears as soon as others start to join in.

Just imagine an athletic arms race in which women are wholly supplanted by TIMs in certain sports. If it’s permitted, it will be done. Pretty soon everyone is building battleships, and pushing as much through the loopholes as is possible. “It would never happen,” has already turned out to be a lie in plenty of other instances (see for example: prisons). How likely is it to remain an improbable, scaremongering fiction if money and fame are on offer?

This has been very much a story of “top down” change, with institutional capture being inecessary for the success that trans activism and gender ideology has so far attained. How far can this be imposed on the rest of the general public? Perhaps appealing to the sports viewing audience might be of some use. I think many people are completely oblivious to all the furor and controversy that blows up on twitter and in academia. Their first exposure to the issue could very well be the intrusion of boys and men into female athletics, maybe watching Hubbard in Olympic competition. How many members of the average public will actually understand that they are seeing cheating men invading women’s sports? (Though it is not likely they will learn this from captured broadcasters and media outlets.) Will they see this as fair or just? Will the average member of the public stand for this? Do they really want to watch men cheat? Not “transgender” or “transwomen” athletes. MEN. This is why the fight for clear language is important.

Perhaps we have seen the high water mark of genderism, and that the apparently sudden, and growing, institutional concern over legal risk exposure at having been misled by Stonewall, marks a changing of the tide. I’m hoping there’s a potentially huge load of peak transing just about to happen…

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