Women’s sports were created so that women could compete against other women in order to determine who has the most athletic prowess in sports. It was designed to negate the athletic advantages that biological males have in certain sporting events. With many laws being passed to include transgender athletes in sporting events, biological females are now competing against biological males in the same sports, completely negating the purpose of women’s sports in the eyes of many.
The problem is that these biological males are going into women’s sports and shattering records, winning titles, and gaining scholarships based on their athletic performance against biological women. Essentially, they are pushing out women who have worked all their lives to be at the top of their fields.
A recent video by Prager University interviews a runner, Selina Soule, who was one of the top five high school female sprinters in her state (Connecticut). She discussed how she spent hours every day after school to qualify for national championships in high school. When her program began including transgender athletes, no girl stood a chance.
Unfortunately, in her experience, many people agreed that it was unfair but were afraid to speak out. From a personal point of view, Soule states that it wasn’t just the losses of titles, records, and scholarships. It is the emotional toll of losing in such a manner. They’ve worked hard for years to get to the top of their sports. To have that taken from them and for them to know that no matter what they do, they will never be able to compete on an even playing field, much less win.
Soule’s goal is to restore fairness to these sports — not just in track and field. In order to achieve this, Soule has filed a lawsuit with the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) against the Connecticut Association of Schools. Her goal is to create fairness while still allowing biological males to compete. While she doesn’t know how to have both, she says that’s not her job to figure out.
Watch the full interview below.