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In most ways, Virginia Tech swimmer Reka Gyorgy deserves credit for the letter she wrote to the NCAA regarding the organization allowing a biological male to compete in female swimming.

I am sure it was not easy to write and make public. The Hungarian-born swimmer, though, ceded far too much ground in my opinion. After a brief introduction, she wrote:

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”I’d like to point out that I respect and fully stand with Lia Thomas; I am convinced that she is no different than me or any other D1 swimmer who has woken up at 5 a.m. her entire life for morning practice. She has sacrificed family vacations and holidays for a competition. She has pushed herself to the limit to be the best athlete she could be. She is doing what she is passionate about and deserves that right. On the other hand, I would like to critique the NCAA rules that allow her to compete against us, who are biologically women.”

Eight times Gyorgy refers to Lia Thomas as “she, her or herself” in the above paragraph. And that is after stating Thomas is “no different” than her or any other D1 swimmer.

That line — that Thomas is “no different” than Gyorgy or any other D1 swimmer — perhaps was meant in the context of hard work. But what’s at the heart of this “debate” is whether or not Thomas is indeed “no different” from Gyorgy or any of the other actual women who Thomas swims against.

If the answer is no, then there is no reason not to have Thomas swimming against them. If the answer is yes, then there is no reason to allow Thomas to swim against them.

Gyorgy is a 25-year-old college student. She should not be the one leading this charge publicly. There should be resounding public outcry. Girls should refuse to compete against biological boys. Parents should refuse to allow a biological boy to compete against their daughters. Officials should refuse to officiate competition that is unfair.

While the debate rages on, we have to keep in mind what is actually being debated. What’s actually up for debate is the truth. The truth that a biological man is not, nor can ever be, a woman. And a biological woman is not, nor can ever be, a man.

Period.

To pretend otherwise is harmful and hateful to those suffering from transgenderism. It isn’t loving or caring to lie to someone.

I agree with Matt Walsh, who wrote:

”If you’re trying to find some middle-of-the-road position that opposes men in women’s sports but supports the idea of transgenderism generally, it doesn’t exist. You must either attack left-wing gender ideology at its foundation, or ultimately affirm it. There is no middle ground. A male who identifies as a woman either is a woman or is not. If he is not, then transgenderism is false to its core and that must be your position. Any half measure on this issue will, at best, slow down the leftist advance but it will not stop it.”

It isn’t disrespectful not to go along with the Left’s world of make believe. A society must be rooted in truth. We at least have to be able to agree on basic truths such as what makes a man a man and what makes a woman a woman.

If we can’t agree on that, then all bets are off. If a biological male can be a female, and a biological female can be a male, then absolutes simply do not exist.

And a society cannot exist absent basic, absolute truth.

Author: Jacob Hall

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