There’s probably nothing more indicative of the war between the Woke and the Pushbackers than the battle over trans athletes being allowed to compete in women’s sports. I’ve taken the side of the Pushbackers, but suppose it turns out we’re on the losing side of history. The world won’t come to an end, but what will?
A distinct possibility is women’s competitive sports. Or at least those that hang on muscle bulk, like shot-put or weight lifting or wrestling. In very short order trans women will so dominate the podium that women will simply cease to participate. So at the Olympics there’ll be the men’s lifting event and the trans lifting event, though it may take a few decades before we’ll be allowed to call it that.
Will this be any great loss? To me not one whit. But to women who’d have wanted to be lifters, yes. And to trans lifters even more. Why? Because there’s the very real possibility that (what amounts to) a trans event will be viewed as little more than a freak show. And that can’t be what any trans athlete would consider a great political victory for her kind.
Hey, I’m just sayin’.