By now you’ve heard about the Alaskan high school student who was born a male, identifies as a female, and is allowed to compete in all-female sports. Well, after the athlete dominated a recent track event, parents became justifiably outraged, and the student had an absolutely sick response to one of the mothers.
Alaskan high school senior Nattaphon “Ice” Wangyot competed in the girls’ state track championships as a girl, which was the first time it ever happened in Alaskan history. Wangyot edged out other female athletes and ended up taking home two medals from the event, and as a result a debate was started about exactly whose rights were being violated – Wangyot’s or the girls Wangyot is competing against.
Alaskan news outlet KTVA first reported the story, and immediately comments began pouring in from people outraged that a genetic male was allowed to compete with genetic females so that his feelings weren’t hurt.
One commenter argued:
“… A male DNA athlete was on the podium today taking the place of a naturally born female!
He bumped Aurora Waclowski off the award stand. She has been top three since freshman. As a parent I would have been livid!”
That comment prompted the mother of one of the girls at the event, Jennifer VanPelt, to reply back:
After seeing VanPelt’s comment, Wangyot decided to reply, and it was absolutely sickening:
Isn’t that disgusting? Wangyot knows male genetics allow him to build more muscle than women, but turns around and tries to say VanPelt’s daughter didn’t train hard enough? Wow. Just wow.
VanPelt, obviously against genetic males competing against genetic females in sports, had the following to say back:
VanPelt’s argument was reinforced by Dr. Keith Ablow of Fox News, who said that muscle mass is a genetic issue, not an identity issue. He explained:
“Well yes, that person does have a man’s body…
In other words physiology. It’s true, male athletes can often perform much more substantially than female athletes…”
VanPelt doesn’t know what the solution is for transgender athletes in schools, but she does believe that Wangyot has been given an “unfair advantage” in competition, since he has male genetics yet is allowed to compete alongside females. It’s hard to argue with her as well, considering that it’s a proven fact that men are stronger and more physical than women, so of course a transgender female is going to have a stronger body that their actual female counterparts.
In fact, it’s a travesty for the girls in competition that officials allow transgenders to compete with them. As VanPelt said, not only are they training to beat out other girls, but they’re having to train even harder to try to beat a genetic male, which may very well be an impossible task.
And to think, all of this because of feelings. Makes perfect sense…