Over the years, we’ve seen a scary trend taking over our nation and one that is causing a massive issue within our schools and the education of our children. But in at least one state, the government has decided to stand up for equality in women’s and girls’ sports.
On Friday night, during a town hall event hosted by Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Florida Governor and staunch Republican Ron DeSantis let it be known that we would soon be signing into law a bill that would criminalize the participation of biological males in girls’ sports.
When asked by Ingraham if he planned to sign the bill passed by GOP-led state House on Wednesday after being passed on to them by state Senate, DeSantis answered in the affirmative.
“Oh, yes. We’re going to protect our girls.”
The Governor went on to note that he two girls on his own, a four-year-old and a one-year-old, both of whom he claims to be very active and “athletic.” Naturally, like any good parent, DeSantis wants to make sure that his girls are given every opportunity to succeed as they start participating in various sports as they enter school. As he rightfully says, “They deserve an even playing field.” As does every child.
And that’s precisely why such a law is being passed in his state and soon to be signed into law.
“And that’s what we’re doing, with what Mississippi did, with what Florida did, and I know what other states are going to do. So, I look forward to being able to sign that into law,” DeSantis told Ingraham.
According to The Associated Press, the bill, known as the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” notes that there are “biological and scientific differences between males and females,” and these make it “unfair for athletes born as boys to compete on teams for girls and women.”
And we don’t have to look too far to see that as fact.
All around the nation, and even the world, as this trend of transgender athletes continues to grow, we are seeing female sporting events and competitions suddenly becoming dominated by athletes who aren’t, in fact, female – because that makes sense. Not.
Oh, sure, they may want to be or may have even had a few surgeries that make them look and possibly even feel like one. But not even hormone supplements can completely take away the natural advantage men have in many sports over women.
After all, it’s not like they are getting inches removed from their legs and arms to make them smaller in stature or removing their ability to grow larger muscles. Those things are inherent and cannot be changed. At their biological core, they are male. They are not female. And there is no way to simply or even not so simply erase or manipulate that.
Now, of course, there are plenty on the political left who would try to argue this tooth and nail. According to Axios, those like Equality Florida call the measure the first “categorically discriminatory anti-LGBTQ bill” to be made into law in over 23 years.
And Democratic Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith says that it sends “an ugly message of exclusion, telling trans kids that who they are is not OK and that they need to change who they are.”
Now, forgive me if I’m wrong, but didn’t someone, whether it’s their peers, society, or whatever, made them think they were born the wrong gender in the first place already do that?
These kids were born beautiful, perfect little boys and girls. And somewhere along the way, someone put it in their heads that they weren’t good enough that way. When they had struggles with their identity and image, as every child or teenager I’ve ever known has, instead of helping them with those and teaching them to move on, they let these kids decide they weren’t OK with what they were born to be.
And now, as trans students, neither completely one gender nor the other, these kids are forced to struggle with their identity even more.
But the left wants to say those like DeSantis are creating inequality and division? I don’t think so.
And apparently, neither does most of Florida, Mississippi, Montana, or several other states who have proposed similar bills to protect the rights of girls and women in sports.