When Equality Cries Foul

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Good ol’ boys … uh … girls club.

So, a boy who self-identifies as a girl joins the all-girl track and field team, wins fifth place in one event and third in another, and takes all-state honors. However, the response from the girls turned out to be less than supportive.

“I’m glad that this person is comfortable with who they are and they’re able to be happy in who they are, but I don’t think it’s competitively completely 100 percent fair,” Hutchison High School senior Saskia Harrison told a local CBS affiliate.

Stephanie Leigh Golmon Williams, a mother, said Nattaphon’s wins were “not fair and it is not right for our female athletes.”

“We have a responsibility to protect our girls that have worked really hard, that are working towards college scholarships,” she said.

Now that the ultimate outcome of Title IX equality has come, allowing girls to compete with boys on a level track and field, the girls are not happy about it.

Everyone loves the idea of boys and girls being equal on equal terms. They love the idea that a boy would self-identify as one of them and that there is no “hate” or “discrimination.” That is until the girls lose and then suddenly, the fact that the winning girl is actually a boy makes a big difference.

It’s okay for a boy to self-identify as a girl and compete as a girl and use the girls’ restrooms, but at the end of the day, a transgender boy is still a boy, and he is expected to lose. Girls rule, boys drool and all that. A male can pretend to be a female and all is well, as a long as real women always come first.

And thus the complicated and ambiguous politics of feminist equality continue to play out.

 

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Stating The Obvious

Christendom, especially in Europe, has become suicidal. The Pope, head of the Catholic Church, which is the church of Western Christendom, cannot seem to make up his mind whether this suicide is good or bad. In one article, he is reported as saying something that would require a nationalist identity:

If Europe wants to rejuvenate, it must rediscover it’s cultural roots. Of all the Western countries, Europe has the stronger and deeper roots.

Then he says something that would require national suicide and is producing that national suicide.

I dream of a Europe that promotes and protects the rights of everyone, without neglecting its duties toward all. I dream of a Europe of which it will not be said that its commitment to human rights was its last utopia.

As for an emerging Catholic, this is painful to hear. As someone who has discovered the historical Roman Church, I cringe.

To make matters worse, whereas the leader of Western Christendom does not seem to carry a clear idea of what Christendom is or whether or not it should be protected, a Buddhist has come out and said what the Pope cannot or will not.

The Dalai Lama openly declared:

‘Germany cannot become an Arab country’ … from a moral point of view too, I think the refugees should only be admitted temporarily’ … ‘The goal should be that they return and help rebuild their countries.

And so here we are in the twenty-first century.

A Buddhist warns of the extinction of Christendom while Christians are welcoming the extinction of Christendom because the atheists call Christians racist, sexist, and bigoted.

That is messed up.