Closing the skill gap

U.S. Women’s soccer team sues for equal pay

There are a couple of ways to look at this. The logical way is that we can agree on “equal pay for work of equal value.” If women’s soccer provides paying customers with value equal to men’s soccer, arguments for higher pay could be put to the customers.

Oh, wait. Those arguments have already been put.  Case closed.

The other way is a lot more fun: Men who identify as women should be encouraged to play women’s soccer. Maybe they could get that group of 15 year old boys who trounced the US Women’s National soccer squad to defect, gender-wise.  (There was a similar result in Australia.) This would raise the quality of “women’s” soccer, though it wouldn’t do much to increase actual women‘s pay.

Alternately, women soccer players could decide to identify as men and compete in the men’s league. We would see how many get hired.

Both of those solutions should easily be approved, since sports organizers are already letting males wrestle, run track, and lift weights in competition with females.

Where’s Bobby Riggs when you need him?

Where neopronouns lead

The word “science” is being made into a joke; the word “fair,” a travesty.

This is the hill on which the transgenderist attack on women must die, lest sports, science and fairness become meaningless words, and academiot unreality escapes into the wild.

Canadian sports “experts” embrace misogynist practices to please trans activists­

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Not the ‘fairest’ sex, if the powerful logical and emotional arguments against men competing, at their whim, with women in sports does not galvanize resistance to the SJW idea of “equity,” then nothing will.

Here’s just one implication, Free Speech: People are being kicked off social media for “misgendering” men who think they are women. Let them think it, but don’t put them in the 100 yard dash with chromosomal women.

Governments are beginning to compel use of made up pronouns on University Campuses. If the transgenderists are allowed to destroy sports, they’ll force that on the rest of us.

Obviously…

…she should have immediately identified as a man.

“A breakaway female cyclist was forced to stop during a prestigious race in Belgium after she started to catch up with the men’s competition, which had started 10 minutes earlier.”

The people running this race were idiots, and deserve the roasting they’re sure to get from Left and Right.

Not the ‘fairest’ sex

Transgender sprinters finish 1st, 2nd at Connecticut girls indoor track championships

In a February 20th post, Emoticon debate, I wrote about the differences between rational and emotional arguments, defining the latter as “appeal[ing] to deeply held moral intuitions.

I went on to take “a … look at … the benefits of individual responsibility and a peek at the biological basis for moral intuitions of fairness.

Intuitions about fairness are among our most fundamental.

“This deeply held moral intuition starts with biology and spreads to culturally enforced norms. It is not, as postmodernists would have it, solely about dominance and submission carving us into identity groups. The idea that power is everything informs much of the Left’s claims that they’re compassionate…”

Compassion for transgender males trumps compassion for feminism.  That’s about the relative power of identity groups, and explains the TERF war.

These boys set state records in a girls competition. That’s about the inherent biological power advantage of their legs.

Where’s a big, fat asterisk when you need one?

Where’s Title IX when you need it?

One of their competitors, Selina Soule, says the issue is about fairness on the track with wider implications. The Glastonbury High School junior finished eighth in the 55, missing out on qualifying for the New England regionals by two spots.

Soule believes that had Miller and Yearwood not run, she would be on her way to race in Boston in front of more college coaches.

If there was ever a winning combination of rational, science-based argument and primal emotional appeal, it would be that transgender males should be excluded from physical competition with females.

Yet that powerful combination has apparently lost the debate to irrationality combined with a Newspeak perception of fairness that is opposite to our basic instincts.

Could he have imagined this, Kurt Vonnegut would surely have written a section in Harrison Bergeron, where these males competing as females had 50 pound weights chained to their ankles to make it “fair.”  But the idea was too absurd even for the author of Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons.