This year, trans students, Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, took 1st and 2nd place in the 2019 Connecticut State Championships in Girls Track. When Miller and Yearwood took 1st and 2nd in 2018, parents and students started talking about the unfair advantages they have, and other significant issues, like girls losing scholarships. The media painted the girls as bigots and sore losers.
Selina Soule, a 16 year-old student, spoke out in a YouTube video, posted April 12. She says, “We all watched in surprise, as our chances to win vanished.”
In 2018, Terry Miller, of Bulkeley High School, won 1st place in the 100-meter dash, at 11.72 seconds, and in the 200-meter dash, at 24.17 seconds, in the Connecticut State Championships Girls Track. These were record breaking times. In 2019, Miller won 1st place, again, at the Connecticut State Championships, and set a record in Girls Indoor Track, of 6.95 seconds, in the 55 meter dash.
In 2017, Andraya Yearwood, of Cromwell High School, took 1st place in the Girls 100 meter dash, and in the 200 meter dash, at the Connecticut State Championships Girls Track meet. In 2018, Yearwood came in 2nd place in the 100 meter dash, and, in 2019, Yearwood came in second 2nd place in the 55 meter dash, recorded at 7.01 seconds.
Soule says “Fair is no longer the norm. The chance to advance, the chance to win, is all over for us that are just girls.”
DyeStat records show that Miller would rank 120th in the 55-meter dash, in the Connecticut State Boys Track division (the division Miller ran with just prior to joining the Girls Track division in 2018). And Yearwood would rank 195th.
In 1988, Flo Jo set the record of 10.49 seconds in the Women’s 100m race. A developmental biologist, who posts stats on Twitter, under FondofBeetles, points out that in 30 years, no woman has beat Flo Jo’s 100m record of 10.49 seconds, but in 2017 alone, 744 male athletes ran 100m in less than 10.49 seconds. 744. In one year.
In a 2018 interview, on Good Morning America, Miller explains that instead of complaining, the girls should try harder. Miller and Yearwood are also “Courage Award Recipients” this year and will be honored at the 78th Gold Key Event on April 28th.
“The media has been even worse, attacking us and portraying girls as sore losers. And that we should try harder.”
In her YouTube video, Selina Soule says, “The media has been even worse, attacking us and portraying girls as sore losers. And that we should try harder. We do train very hard, but when a mediocre boy athlete can outperform the best girl out there, any day, because of their physical superiority, we are just losers, not sore losers.”
Selina goes on to say, “I will not be quiet about this. HR5, The Equality Act [in the US], will impose a nationwide transgender athletics policy on America. It will endanger women and girls of all ages by opening up every sports team in the country to any male who self-identifies as female.”
“This policy will take away our medals, records, scholarships and dreams… Protect us. Don’t take away our dreams.”
In the video you can hear that Soule is distressed. She says, “This policy will take away our medals, records, scholarships and dreams. I can’t allow this… I’m standing up to tell Congress. Protect us. Don’t take away our dreams. Don’t pass HR5.”
Martina Navratilova, lesbian icon and tennis legend, became familiar with the fierce backlash of biased media coverage, five months ago.
Martina Navratilova, lesbian icon and tennis legend, became familiar with the fierce backlash of biased media coverage, five months ago. After speaking up about fairness in sports, she was painted in a negative light by media on the left, meanwhile she was supported by the vast majority of people who commented on those stories.
The headlines didn’t reflect the reality of how the majority feels. Olympic Champions, Sharron Davies, Kelly Holmes, Daley Thompson and Ana Paula Henkel, followed suit, and have been vocal about fairness in sports, as well. Navratilova decided to speak out after being attacked online by trans athlete Rachel McKinnon, 2018 World Champion in Women’s Cycling.
Navratilova, unaware that there were no longer requirements for trans athletes to compete in women’s sports, responded to an online post with, “…You can’t just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women. There must be some standards, and having a penis and competing as a woman would not fit that standard…” McKinnon saw the post, and demanded Navratilova delete the comment and apologize.
Yet, even after Navratilova apologized and complied, stating, “I will delete whatever it is you want me to delete, apologize and keep quiet,” McKinnon, continued to, as Navratilova put it, “attack attack attack.”
Yet, even after Navratilova apologized and complied, stating, “I will delete whatever it is you want me to delete, apologize and keep quiet,” McKinnon, continued to, as Navratilova put it, “attack attack attack.” McKinnon took a screenshot of the tweet before it was deleted, reposted it, made several demands, commenting, among other things, “Genitals do not play sports. What part of a penis is related to tennis? How does that ‘level’ any playing field?”
The attack on Navratilova wasn’t all too surprising, given the recent history of lesphobic commentary online. McKinnon has thousands of lesbians preemptively blocked, and believes lesbians can get “over” their “genital hangups” and “cope” with penis (or, as recently stated, lesbians can “adjust”).
What was surprising however, was that the accusation of transphobia carried into media coverage. Especially given Martina’s history. In 1977, Martina stood behind trans tennis player Renée Richards—Richards, who later said, “I know if I’d had surgery at the age of 22 and then at 24 went on the tour, no genetic woman in the world would have been able to come close to me. And so I’ve reconsidered my opinion.”
Laws are overwhelmingly created and maintained by rooms of men. Rooms of men determine what we can and can’t do with our bodies… Rooms of men control our autonomy.
This discussion has been going on among women (who are paying attention to law changes), for a while now. Laws are overwhelmingly created and maintained by rooms of men. Rooms of men determine what we can and can’t do with our bodies… Rooms of men control our autonomy.
The discussion has been going on, but the women having it are routinely threatened, harassed, no platformed and censored. Fair Play for Women is among the feminist groups that have been fighting to be heard. Martina’s involvement in the discussion, in the last few months, has somewhat widened media coverage.
A quick google search will demonstrate how very few media outlets are listening to Selina Soule, and that the media on the left is crickets as usual. So here I am, a lesbian on the left, bringing you the deets… Because the trend of withholding information from readers on the left, is completely unethical and it needs to stop.
Yesterday, when asked to watch Selina Soules’s video, Martina Navratilova responded, “Just did. This cannot continue, it just can’t…”
The male-dominated left mainstream media, and the male-dominated “LGBTQ” mainstream, censor stories and information they don’t want readers on the left to see…But if and when that info manages to get out, they spin it, redact the argument itself, and vilify anyone who’s in disagreement.
When Martina spoke up, Athlete Ally responded, “She has been removed from our Advisory Board and as an Athlete Ally Ambassador, effective immediately.”
They’ve not only vilified dissenters, they’ve straight up attempted to dethrone them. For example, when Martina spoke up, Athlete Ally responded, “She has been removed from our Advisory Board and as an Athlete Ally Ambassador, effective immediately.”
Punish any who disagree, to keep the rest in line. Among those routinely punished and aggressively censored: Lesbians—Statistically the most underfunded, unrepresented, silenced and consistently dehumanized group within the alphabet soup.
In fact, there’s so much silencing around law changes, that when I published an article in February, through a mainstream publication on the left, informing readers that double mastectomies are being done on 13 year-old children, there were no other writers (in the left mainstream) that had covered the topic… Just before AE came under new ownership, I wrote that lesbians have been among the “most vocally opposed to things like ‘early-childhood transition’ [medicalizing children who don’t “conform”] and giving double mastectomies to 13 year-old kids, way before they’ve ever even had a chance to reach full cognitive brain development.”
Altering a child’s brain development is child abuse.
Lesbians are some of the most vocal when it comes to asking why… Why the “LGBTQ” is ignoring liberal studies where the majority of these kids (3/4), grow up to be L & G. Why they no longer protect L & G kids who don’t ‘conform’… Because when you chemically alter the brain development of a child, those numbers drastically change… and that’s gay conversion therapy. Altering a child’s brain development is child abuse.
The prefrontal cortex—the section of the brain that controls, among other things, personality expression, decision making, the ability to sort through conflicting thoughts, ability to understand future consequences of current actions—is far from being fully developed in High School age kids. Full cognitive brain development happens in your mid twenties.
It’d be irresponsible to write this article without explaining this system of abuse, currently in place. That Yearwood and Miller, and kids in general, are being taught ‘gender’ ideology in schools, through the internet, TV, magazines… Everywhere. And that belief system, being pushed by the “LGBTQ” can not be questioned. At all. It is all-knowing, No debate allowed. And it’s pro child abuse.
Lesbians are among the most vocal when it comes to questioning why the “LGBTQ” isn’t addressing the reality of various religions, cultures, and conservative parenting—where a gay child is considered the worst possible scenario, and the abuse and shaming (as in this case, which was applauded in the media), starts as young as with an 18 month-old baby, for liking the ‘wrong’ things. The reality is that the U.S. is made up of a vast melting pot of cultures and religions—Backgrounds where it’s punishable by death to be homosexual, but getting a ‘sex-change’ is perfectly acceptable.
“LGBTQ” propaganda hides issues such as permanent infertility, mental and physical heath complications, and the high percentage of children who would’ve grown up to be L & G, or even bi or straight… A scenario that celebrities like Rupert Evert and Ruby Rose have experienced and talked about. Yearwood and Miller have become part of the propaganda.
“Athletes and coaches watched in disbelief… Before that race even started, the father of one of those girls said, ‘It’s all over now.’ And it has been all over for girl athletes in CT. Fair is no longer the norm. The chance to advance, the chance to win, is all over for us that are just girls.”
Selina Soule, and so many other young people, may not understand the labyrinth of what’s happening right now, but they know something feels unfair and wrong. Soule describes the experience of one competition saying, “Athletes and coaches watched in disbelief… Before that race even started, the father of one of those girls said, ‘It’s all over now.’ And it has been all over for girl athletes in CT. Fair is no longer the norm. The chance to advance, the chance to win, is all over for us that are just girls.”
“…I decided to speak up for every girl in Connecticut, who lives every day in hurt and disappointment, and who are afraid to speak up because of retaliation from the media, school officials, and coaches.”
Soule goes on to say, “I missed the chance to compete in the New England championship this past season because of this. No one is listening to my mother and the other parents who tried to change the CIAC [Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference] policy. So I decided to speak up for every girl in Connecticut, who lives every day in hurt and disappointment, and who are afraid to speak up because of retaliation from the media, school officials, and coaches.”
Even though the media has censored and slandered anyone who doesn’t fall in line, hopefully people will wake up, pay attention, and see what’s going on. Soule says, “CIAC won’t listen to my voice, but I hope Congress will.” While I hope she’s right, I know the reality: Laws are overwhelmingly created and maintained by rooms of men. And those rooms of men care very little about the concerns and safety of girls and women. But I have hope.
جوليا ديانا— Julia Diana Robertson, is an award-winning author, and a contributor for Huffington Post and AfterEllen—A first generation Arab-American, who grew up between worlds, and currently resides somewhere in the middle with a bird’s eye view.