A recent column by Josie Danz, “Genetics and identity are at an impasse,” caught my attention. In her column she pointed out the unfairness of allowing males, who think they are female, from competing against biological females in sporting events. I applaud her for taking this stand as it required much courage in light of the cultural trends of today.

She writes “it is inherently anti-feminist to allow genetically determined males to compete in women’s athletics when doing so harms the chances of other women receiving recognition for their feats and diminishes their accomplishments.” She adds that she is torn between supporting transgenders who “deserve their space at the starting line” while also standing for real women’s rights. She claims to “not know what the resolution is.” Perhaps a good and fair resolution for all would be to allow transgendered persons to compete against other transgendered persons. Look no further for an example than the Special Olympics, a popular event, which allows those with intellectual disabilities to compete on a level playing field with others with the same disabilities.


I highly recommend a recently published book by Abigail Shirer entitled “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing our Daughters.” While not directly addressing trans males competing against biological females, it offers valuable insights on this confusion growing in America.

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Chuck Choate lives in Fargo.

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