There is no such thing as a trans woman. Laurel Hubbard is a man, no matter what he thinks. He wasn’t born in the wrong body. That’s a load of bollox, no pun intended. You cannot be born in the wrong body.
Hubbard is a weightlifter. Yesterday, New Zealand put him in the women’s weightlifting squad for the Tokyo Olympics. By doing so, New Zealand denied a real woman a place on the team. If only the East Germans had thought of this back in the day, they could have dispensed with the doping programmes.
A real woman is losing out to a man who is clearly suffering from gender dysphoria. I have sympathy for him. There but for the grace of God and all that, but there are limits.
LGBTQ charity Stonewall claims that people like me want to “erase” trans people. What utter nonsense. The only folks being erased are real women. Real women are slowly being replaced by men who identify as women. It’s as simple as that.
I’m as tolerant as they come. You live how you like and as you like. Good luck to you. I wish you well. Are you being discriminated against because of how you live? Tell me about it and I’ll report it. I’ll stand with you.
In Waterford in the late 1990’s, gay men were being attacked while going to and from the city’s only gay bar. My boss was gay, God rest him. Over the course of a few Friday nights, I accompanied him and his mates to and from the venue. I won’t stand for discrimination.
But this isn’t about bigotry. Biological sex matters. A man cannot just decide that he is a woman. He may feel that he is, but facts trump feelings, or at least they did.
I will not be compelled to participate in the fantasies of others. I am kind, compassionate and empathetic. If you are a man who identifies as a woman and you ask me to refer to you as she and call you Mary, I’ll say sure, no problem.
But I will never believe that you are a woman and I will never, ever support your right to take the place of a real woman. You should have no such right.
People with gender dysphoria, body dysmorphia or gender identity issues should be given all the support that is available. But that support should not include the use of gender-neutral language and it should never result in a man taking the place of a woman, in a sporting event or anywhere else for that matter.