Thursday 25 April 2024

‘Irrefutably’: Celebrity Trainer Suggests Trans-Identifying Male Athletes Should Be Banned From Competing Against Women

 Former “Biggest Loser” trainer Jillian Michaels said the data “irrefutably” shows that trans-identifying male athletes should be banned from competing against girls and women in sports if fairness is paramount.

During the celebrity fitness trainer’s recent appearance on “Fox and Friends,” Michaels told the hosts that it doesn’t matter when a biological male starts taking puberty blockers, it’s biology that males are stronger and faster.

You’ve got two competing goals in sports,” Michaels said. “One is inclusion, which everybody can understand and get on board with.”

“However, the second goal that’s in direct opposition with inclusion in this instance is going to be a fair competition,” she added. “If your overriding priority is going to be fairness over inclusion, you’ve got to turn to the data.”

“And the data irrefutably shows that biological males are 10 to 30 percent stronger, faster, have better endurance, better aerobic capacity across the board,” Michaels continued.

She said that the data is clear that things like cross-sex hormones do not change what we already know about males and females.

“If we defer to the studies … they show that even on puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, the decrease in physical performance is quite trivial,” Michaels said. “That’s what the data says.”


She then gave the hosts an example, citing grip strength of “a biological male transgender female” and a “biological female transgender male.”

Michaels said that the trans-identifying male’s “grip strength was 17 percent greater than the female on testosterone and puberty blockers.”

Michaels’ appearance comes days after President Joe Biden’s administration announced a massive revision to Title IX — a policy that was originally enacted to protect women and girls — to now to protect trans-identifying people.

On Friday, Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona revised the law enacted in 1972, which, in summary, now “clarifies that sex discrimination includes discrimination based on sex stereotypes, sex characteristics, pregnancy or related conditions, sexual orientation, and gender identity.”

Former Senior Counsel at the U.S. Department of Education Sarah Parshall Perry blasted the move and said, “Under the new rule, girls and women will no longer have any sex-separated bathrooms, locker rooms, housing accommodations, or other educational programs. Women’s sports are likely endangered, too.”

“Any education institution, including many private schools that receive even nominal federal funding, will be affected by this rule,” she added. “The rule also erases other important protections, like due process protections for students accused of sexual misconduct, free speech protections for students and teachers who don’t want to use ‘preferred pronouns,’ and parents’ right to know if their child is in the process of a gender identity ‘social transition’ at school.”

Nicole Neily, president of Parents Defending Education, echoed Perry’s sentiment, calling the move “grotesque,” and accused the White House of capitulating “to extremists in his party, sacrificing the First Amendment on the altar of Title IX and disregarding clearly established Supreme Court precedent on the definition of sexual harassment.”

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