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    Dude Wins All-State Honors in Girls’ High School Track and Field Competition

    Dude Wins All-State Honors in Girls’ High School Track and Field Competition

    There’s no beating the patriarchy.

    The gender equality movement has officially come full circle and is now consuming itself in the most glorious of fashions. From demanding equal rights to assuring us there’s zero difference between men and women and now, men are beating women at their own games.

    For the first time in Alaska’s recorded history, a guy competed in a the girls state championships. And he won.

    Peter Hasson writes for the Daily Caller:

    Haines senior Nattaphon Wangyot–who self-identifies as a girl–advanced to the state finals in the 100-meter and 200-meter events. He won fifth place in the 100-meter dash and third place in the 200-meter. In both events, he competed against girls as young as ninth grade.
    One of the girls Wangyot beat out for a slot at the state meet, Hutchison runner Emma Daniels, took issue with allowing a male athlete to compete in girls events.

    “I’m glad that this person is comfortable with who they are and they’re able to be happy in who they are, but I don’t think it’s competitively completely 100-percent fair,” she told a local CBS station.

    It’s almost like biologically, men and women are not the same… Who knew?

    As concerned parents rightly noted, these girls are competing for college scholarships, only to be edged out of the running by a dude who should be competing with other dudes.

    The Alaska Schools Activities Association Director, Billy Strickland, says they allowed Wangyot to compete because they didn’t want to deal with committees and all that stuff, ““We didn’t want to necessarily create a situation where we were going to bring in a committee and those types of things just because it’s just not practical here.”

    Evidently, avoiding bureaucracy is a greater consideration than the wellbeing of the female athletes competing.

    The moral of the story? There’s no beating the patriarchy.

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    Dagwood | June 8, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Wangyot?

    Wonder if they call him “Wankerout” in the girl’s shower?


     
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    Twanger | June 8, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Letting men compete in woman’s sports is a great way to destroy women’s sports.
    Very quickly there will be no reason to have women’s sports… so there will just be “sports.”
    Women will be at a large disadvantage, which will discourage them from competing at all.

    Which is wrong.

    Why? Lets face facts. Sure the occasional woman can beat a man. Billy Jean King proved that. However, that’s not the point. The point is that at the highest level women will get crushed in MOST sports where they must compete directly with men. Sorry. It’s just true. It’s not sexist. It’s physiology. In US Open Tennis no woman would ever make it out of the round of 8 in hard-court tennis. Women are not fast enough, tall enough, strong enough, or have enough endurance. If this was not true there would be no point in having women’s sports in the first place. It’s one of these self-evident facts.

    So if they’re playing for the big money there’s just no point in a woman bothering if they have to compete with men.


       
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      Archer in reply to Twanger. | June 8, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      I noticed long ago that in men’s tennis each pairing is a best-of-five matches, while in women’s tennis it’s a best-of-three.

      I thought these things were supposed to be equal? Perhaps the organizers of Wimbledon need to be sued under Title IX.


         
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        clintack in reply to Archer. | June 8, 2016 at 2:20 pm

        For any number of reasons, Title IX does not apply to Wimbleton.

        (Also: “Billy Jean King proved that.” — Did she? A top female player at the height of her career against a male player well into his retirement? And it was a close match. At the time of the Battle of the Sexes, neither of them would have been able to do at all well in the Men’s bracket at any Grand Slam.)


       
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      mzk in reply to Twanger. | June 8, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      Why is this wrong? Everywhere boys are disadvantaged, we say, “so what”. If there is any equity in the legal system, just as we deny boys privileges no matter what, we shoudl deny them to girls also. And if this means no female athletes, so be it. If people don’t like it, let them decide what legal privivleges they are willing to give men to compensate. As it is, we have a one-sided ERA. We would be better off if it had passed.


     
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    clintack | June 8, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    “As concerned parents rightly noted, these girls are competing for college scholarships, only to be edged out of the running by a dude who should be competing with other dudes.”

    Oh, silly parents. Just wait a few months — this “dude” is going to get an athletic scholarship from money that was set aside to support women’s athletics under Title IX.

    I thought a lot before commenting on this.

    I was a 5x state champion and was a stones throw away from breaking the 4 min/mile at the high school level. I went to college on track/xc scholarship. I made All American a few times. My daughter is 4 and by all measures a thousand times more talented than I ever was. She will have to confront this.

    The question is: How do you teach shame to beast who does not experience it?

    I am going to fight this and I want her to fight this. I don’t know how in the long term, but near term I’m going to buy the book “The emperor has no clothes” to teach her that everyone pretending something is so, does not make it so, especially when it obviously is not.


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