Sauce for the Gender

icethumbby Glenn Fairman6/7/16
Having an unquenchable thirst for irony and the justice it affords to clay-footed idols who are hoisted from their own petards, I was propelled into full “I told you so” mode last weekend when a boy won honors in two girls’ events at the Alaskan State Track and Field Championships. Indeed, hot on the heels of Barack Obama’s crowning human rights achievement: best characterized as “Tear Down this Stall,” transgender empowerment crashed headlong into feminism’s party bus, leaving the tender aspirations of young women strewn far and wide along the icy Alcan Highway.

From a June 6th Santa Monica Observer online piece, we learned that Nattaphon “Ice” Wangyot, an 18 year-old Thai émigré, placed third and fifth in the 200 and 100 meter dashes, respectively. Apparently Ice, who is a full-blown “xy” with masculine working parts, suffers from the heartbreak of “gender dysphoria:” an ailment that allows him to run faster than females, but not as quickly as males. To accommodate his predicament, Haines HS, and the school district it serves, allowed him to first play on the girls’ volleyball team before allowing him to individually make his mark as our nation’s first openly transgender HS athlete to compete as another “sex.”  As Ice is a senior and is by no means a barn-burning speed demon, he has a limited future – even as a perceived woman. To be brutally honest, Wangyot’s times would not raise an eyebrow even in a common dual meet at most Southern California high schools. But we miss the point if we focus on Wangyot’s performances and dreams at the expense of the bigger picture.

Biological males, even those who undergo hormone therapy, have a decided advantage over females, all things being equal – which they are surely not. Anatomically, males tend to be more robust and possess a musculature that is enhanced by natural testosterone. Yet, far more interesting are the twin concerns of compassion and fairness that butt heads here, and since it is becoming politically and culturally dangerous to maintain what every school boy and girl knows, justice irrecoverably suffers as subjectivity trumps adamantine fact.  In truth, the transgender sham, rather than remediating nature’s “perceived” cruelty, has re-victimized a group that few would have ever expected: women of the “xx” vintage.

In bushwacking what were once thought to be the unbending provinces of Male and Female, a growing chorus of advocates warring against a “binary nature” have effectively unleashed the Kraken upon little girls. If it were a movie, such an assault might be titled “The Revenge on Title IX.” Females who had worked hard for the inclusion of their own sports programs (as a matter of equity for attaining both satisfaction and scholarships) now see it all about to burn down as a sub-class of less talented males – perhaps cynically lacking the abilities to compete as males or wrestling with their own personal demons of alienation – may now take their places on the first string squads.  If transgenderism as a protected class gains ascendancy over Title IX, and there is nothing I have seen that points otherwise, then there is no reason to believe that the death of female sports as we know it is not on the near horizon.

But in all honesty, this is the endgame the Left in America has sought since the virtue of Equality was reduced to an insane abstraction: ruling all the others like a 250 – pound schoolyard tyrant.  Having long decried the horror of “binaries” as retrograde cultural constructs that have imprisoned the full flowering of personality, the Academy’s grievance radicals, who first assailed society and now nature, would like nothing better than to utterly erase any perceptual distinction between man and woman. You can see it in the ridiculous lawsuits that have arisen. Bewitched by morally skewed legislation, institutions and individuals are now to be dinged for uttering the incorrect descriptive pronoun. Today, nothing succeeds like taking offense, as the criminalization of language seeks to shape both the actions and very thoughts of the propagandized masses. The entire delusion will eventually lead us to the slaughterhouse doors where we are all an amorphous “one flesh.”  Even the binary of Good and Evil will pass through the fire. Fortunately, in the long term this jihad will come to naught, since it is beyond the capacity or the pay grade of even educated fools to invalidate what cannot be broken by human art.

Where this will end, if at all in the near run, is anybody’s guess.  It is likely that women will rise up and put an end to what amounts to a quasi-male assault on their bitterly-won turf.  However, the more jarring result may be a new transvaluation of sports altogether – where athletic competition will be diluted and dumbed down just like everything and every institution that the unhinged vanguard of the chaotic Left touches in the pursuit of its Utopian City. The final judgment is yet to achieve utterance, but be of good cheer: The beast invariably devours its own.

Glenn Fairman returns from the wilderness and writes from Highland, Ca.
About Author  Author Archive  Email • (729 views)

Glenn Fairman

About Glenn Fairman

This entry was posted in Essays. Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to Sauce for the Gender

  1. pst4usa says:

    The real question is will we be devoured right along with the beast? I am quite sure the left cannot think that far ahead.

  2. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    Having long decried the horror of “binaries” as retrograde cultural constructs that have imprisoned the full flowering of personality, the Academy’s grievance radicals, who first assailed society and now nature, would like nothing better than to utterly erase any perceptual distinction between man and woman.

    This is true, and perhaps the most insightful comment amongst many insightful comments in this article. In order to achieve this, men and masculinity had to be attacked first. It had to be brought down a peg. In fact, feminism had, and still has, as its goal to reduce men to less than women.

    And all of this was fine with women who were convinced (as were the men who voluntarily gave up power) that this was all in the name of fairness and equality. They didn’t know then (and probably don’t know now…let’s hope they read Glenn’s piece…please share it widely) the true goal of Leftism wherein feminism is but a subset.

    But now that the worm has turned and we see that the proximate cause (degrading men) was not the ultimate cause (exactly as Glenn stated in the quote above), I’m finding it hard to work up outrage. Women, you’ve had this coming for a long time. We conservatives and Republicans got what we deserved for sitting on the sidelines for too long and overlooking baloney: Donald Trump. Now you women have Wangyot and those to follow. Maybe it’s time to for the establishment of the WNFL to give washed-up or second-tier men football players another shot at a career.

    Oh, surely, you’re thinking, a few isolated kooks won’t overturn sports completely. Fortunately, Glenn has been noticing while many of you out there have been deluding yourself about this whole thing. Glenn nailed it when he wrote:

    If transgenderism as a protected class gains ascendancy over Title IX, and there is nothing I have seen that points otherwise, then there is no reason to believe that the death of female sports as we know it is not on the near horizon.

    Because of the reality of the thought in the first quoted block it will be very difficult (but certainly not impossible) for the Religion of Leftism to pick and choose. The end goal is to totally erase the difference between men and women….or at least to denigrate both sexes equally while the perverts, kooks, and mentally ill are raised up as the new Olympian gods.

  3. Steve Lancaster says:

    What we are looking at is the end of athletics, especially women’s as questionable trans seek easier fields of endeavor. Soon every achievement will carry an * . I can hardly wait to see 350 lb football players in toe shoes and toto lifted by male identified trans who weigh 95 lb.

    Just wait till this hits the NBA

  4. Glenn Fairman says:

    One will only have to wait to the Olympics. South Africa’s Caster Semenya is a full on XX male who has internal undescended testicles and is cut like an NBA player. I believe “she” qualified to represent SA in 3 events, but the 800 is the race to look for. Caster is not subject to hormone therapy and may very well win. Oh, Caster married a woman several years back. Do the math.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      Internal Undescended Testicles. As Dave Barry might say, it sounds like a good name for a rock band. Maybe progressive rock because of the undescended thing.

      Men have so far not stood up against this nonsense, either intimidated by the inherent fascism of political correctness or having been bought off by the sex culture. And I think this latter aspect of feminism is under-rated. We talk about equality for women, sexual liberation, etc. But who does that actually benefit from a pure carnal standpoint? Men, of course.

      To some extent, men have been bought off by the sex. And it is not necessarily because they are now active Tom Cats. But if they were part of the “sexual revolution” then they, like a woman who has had an abortion, is going to have a hard time doing anything but rationalizing their choices. “I was silly, foolish, and wrong” is not in the vocabulary of today’s culture.

      And for women it may be particularly difficult to put the cat back in the bag. From a woman’s standpoint, they have gained substantially by portraying themselves as victims due special compensation and consideration. It will then be hard for them to push back at some fringe group playing by the same rules, even if this is coming at their expense.

      You suspect that where this genderless water will find its nature level is the liquidation of any pre-Progressive distinctions. And yet surely sex with children will remain a taboo. Or sex with animals. Or public sex. Or sex with the dead. Or sex during MSNBC broadcasts of presidential debates. Surely at some point people rise up and say “No more.”

      And yet once the sauce of Leftist-style equality is drunk down, on what basis can anyone object? There was a comment to your A New Transvaluation article at American Thinker that I thought was astute:

      The goal is not to protect the depraved among us, but to force depravity upon us all. It’s always been about capturing our souls.

      Again, in context of the two-tier system (the movers-and-shakers at the top and the useful idiots), it’s doubtful that most see beyond the rhetoric of “marriage equality” to the true goal of the Left which is indeed to inflict perversion upon us. Today, only “descent” people give tolerance to the indecent. That’s how much has changed and how effective the Left has been.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      There are two direction this can go, and probably fairly soon. One, as Glenn noted, is the elimination of sexually segregated sports. This might actually lead to less involvement of girls in sports in academic sports — at the behest of a law that was intended to eliminate discrimination against them. The feminists seem not to object to this, because transgenders are higher on the priority list (as are racial minorities, as Tammy Bruce learned to her sorrow during the O.J. trial).

      The alternative is the rejection of this idiocy. led by non-feminist women who are free to see what’s wrong and act (or at least vote0 on it. If Trump is smart, he’ll discuss this incident in ads and debates and force Hillary to support the transgendered over the women she claims to represent.

  5. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    A sane judge found that a mother was forcing her son to live as a girl. The judge actually listened to the father who brought the complaint.

    One wonders about the mental health of the mother.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      My understanding is that British judges are appointed by the Queen, though no doubt the Prime Minister has some sort of influence, as he does on the list of people receiving various honors. But it’s possible this has enabled them to have sensible judges, unlike what we get here from the Demagogues (and sometimes from the GOP as well). If so, it’s worrisome to think of what will happen after Charles finally becomes king.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      I’m always reminded of our own Koch Brother’s quip that he’s a lesbian trapped in a man’s body (that is…he likes girls).

      Sane/insane was revealed by both the Trump and Clinton ascendency as being a bit on the back shelf. Expect more. And expect mothers such as this to be made heroines of soon enough. At least she’s not hiding her war against boys as the rest of society does. It’s plain to see with her. At least relish her honesty. But who will stick up for the boys in the much wider world where the war is a bit stealthier?

      These outlier cases probably do not make good cases. As they say about law, I believe (been watching a lot of Perry Mason lately), these outlier cases tend to make for bad law. But there are at least plainer to see.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *