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June 24, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Retired National Football League (NFL) Hall-of-Fame quarterback Brett Favre waded into the debate over biological males in women’s sports, calling it “unfair” for female athletes to have to compete and be compared with the performance of men claiming to be women.
“It's a man competing as a woman,” Favre said on his podcast in response to the news that New Zealand weightlifter Gavin “Laurel” Hubbard will be the first “transgender” weightlifter to compete in the women’s super heavyweight category at the Tokyo Olympics next month. “That's unfair. It's not fair for a man, even if this person wants to be a woman or feels compelled — if you want to become the opposite sex, that's fine. I got no problem with it. But you can't compete against — males cannot compete against females.”
“If I was a true female — I can't believe I'm saying that — and I was competing in weightlifting and lost to this person, I would be beside myself,” Favre lamented.
Hubbard, who stands over six feet tall and weighs 286 pounds, has been permitted to compete after testing found his testosterone levels below the threshold set by the International Olympic Committee for “transgender” athletes. Since “transitioning,” he has broken multiple records, including winning twice at the IWF World Weightlifting Championships this year, and setting four unofficial national weightlifting records for New Zealand in the 2017 Australian International in Melbourne.
UPDATE (1/29/21) - On day one of the new administration, Biden signed an Executive Order dismantling girls sports, and allowing biological boys back into girls locker-rooms.
The order declares: "Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the rest room, the locker room, or school sports. . . . All persons should receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation."
This affront to reason effectively signals an end to girls' and women's sports, and diminishes their effort to compete on a level playing field.
Though this petition has already been delivered once, we will deliver new signatures to the US Dept of Education when restrictions permit, in honor of Selina Soule, who filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in 2019.
UPDATE (5/29/20) - US Dep’t of Education: Letting males compete in girls’ sports violates female athletes’ civil rights
UPDATE (2/13/20) - Selina Soule and two other Connecticut high school girl track athletes, Alanna Smith and Chelsea Mitchell, have sued the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) to stop boys who claim to be girls from competing in their sport.
Soule is the same high school girl who, last year, filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). That complaint is still ongoing, as the OCR has not yet handed down its guidance ruling.
This also explains why this petition is still ongoing. Please SIGN and SHARE.
But, with another track season soon coming to an end, the girls' attorneys have asked the Court for an injunction that would stop the CIAC from implementing its current policy while the lawsuit proceeds.
Soule, Smith, and Mitchell will soon run in regional and state meets, competing for state championships. This year, they would like to have the opportunity to win, fair and square.
Please learn more about the latest news concerning this case, here: https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/three-girls-sue-state-to-stop-boys-who-say-theyre-girls-from-competing-in-their-sport
Then, please SIGN this petition. Thank you!
Selina Soule is a female athlete who now must compete against biological males because of Connecticut's policy requiring that boys who identify as girls be admitted into girls' sports competitions.
But, when boys compete in girls' sports, they win because they have a natural advantage. It's scientifically proven, and it's also common sense.
This crushes the motivation of the biological girls who have worked hard to compete on a level playing field, only to enter into competitions which they can never win, despite all of their efforts.
It also puts girls into harm's way in contact sports, AND it deprives female athletes of their right to fairly compete for college scholarships and other accolades.
This is wrong! And, that's why this URGENT petition supports Selina and all the other female athletes out there, who have put in the hours on the track or on the court.
Please SIGN this common sense petition supporting Selina Soule's complaint to the Dept of Education's Office for Civil Rights, against Connecticut's discriminatory policy.
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Despite his and the LGBT lobby’s insistence that hormone testing suffices to ensure a level playing field, scientific research affirms that testosterone suppression does not eliminate all the physical advantages that come with male physiology.
In a paper published by the Journal of Medical Ethics, New Zealand researchers found that “healthy young men (do) not lose significant muscle mass (or power) when their circulating testosterone levels were reduced to (below IOC guidelines) for 20 weeks,” and “indirect effects of testosterone” on factors such as bone structure, lung volume, and heart size “will not be altered by hormone therapy”; therefore, “the advantage to transwomen (biological men) afforded by the (International Olympic Committee) guidelines is an intolerable unfairness.”
Favre, 51, played for several NFL teams for almost 20 years, primarily his 15-year tenure with the Green Bay Packers, during which he led the team to one Super Bowl victory and was named league’s Most Valuable Player three consecutive times. This is not the first time he has dissented from “woke” orthodoxy in professional sports. In April, Favre criticized the politicization of football and protests of the National Anthem led by Black Lives Matter.
“Something’s got to unite us. And the games or sport in the past has been some kind of unification,” he said at the time. “Now, it’s almost like a division. I can’t tell you how many people, including yourself, have said to me, ‘I don’t watch anymore. It’s not about the game anymore.’ I tend to agree.”
During his most recent podcast, Favre also argued that “trans” BMX rider Chelsea Wolfe, who has said he wants to win an Olympic medal “so I can burn a U.S. flag on the podium,” should not be allowed to participate: “To say that is such a slap in our country's face. I can't believe this person can be allowed to participate for our country.”