Aayden Gallagher is a 10th-grader at Portland’s Leodis V. McDaniel High School in Oregon.

A boy, Gallagher is claiming to be a girl, and recently sparked outrage for crushing female competitors at the Girls 200 Meters Varsity at the Sherwood Need for Speed Classic on Saturday.

It’s one thing to hear about boys pretending to be girls, but the ridiculousness and tragedy of it all is on full display when it comes to watching the spectacle in full color at certain sporting events.

Not all boys are faster than girls, of course, but male runners have a distinct biological advantage when it comes to speed.

Chris Schwirian is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Ohio State University. He explained why to Runner’s World Magazine.

“Faster men’s times for 100 to 800 meters are mostly due to men, on average, having greater muscle mass—and a larger portion of it is fast-twitch, which allows them to generate greater force, speed, and anaerobically produced energy.”

Schwirian went on to note that men usually have higher aerobic capacity due to “less body fat, more hemoglobin and muscle mass, and larger hearts and lungs than women.”

You’ll note that nowhere did the professor suggest any flexibility or option to “identifying” as one sex or the other. That’s because neither mental delusion nor confusion have any impact on biology. Boys can’t be girls – and girls can’t be boys.

The Council on Women’s Sports agrees. “Championing boys in girls sports is blatant misogyny,” they tweeted over the weekend.

Oregon’s female athletes are being poorly served by adults who not only know better – but whose positions exist to protect and prevent the very abuse the young girls are experiencing and enduring.

The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) is a non-profit organization established to regulate high school athletics. In a rational age, they would have made sure Gallagher never would have lined up to race against girls. Not only have they failed in that regard – they enabled Saturday’s spectacle.

That’s because the organization’s “transgender” policy reads:

“The OSAA endeavors to allow students to participate for the athletic or activity program of their consistently asserted gender identity while providing a fair and safe environment for all students.”

The inanity of such a policy was evident on Saturday as girls running against Gallagher were beaten by a wide margin. You can’t “assert” a gender – you are a gender. And there’s nothing fair or safe when a boy falsely presents as a girl in a race.

“Let’s call this what it is: encouraged AND celebrated cheating at the hands of the ‘adults’ in the room,” said Riley Gaines. “So many fingers to point, but shame on the parents, the schools, the boy …” she bluntly stated.

Outrage at the injustice appears to be growing, and understandably so. Anger and indignation are an appropriate response to obvious unfairness, especially involving young people. Righteous anger has its place. It’s appropriate and even useful to be piqued by what displeases God.

Contrary to what many may believe, anger can also reflect a loving heart. The passive and ambivalent don’t care because they don’t love. Mothers and fathers are fed up with the hijacking of sports because their daughters, whom they love, are being railroaded. Many of us share this outrage.

Then there are the silent, those being shamed into going along to get along. They won’t say what they’re thinking. The fear paralyzes and freezes them into inaction.

It’s beyond time to speak up and push back. The abnormal cannot be normalized if a society is to thrive.

Saturday’s race was called the “Need for Speed Classic” – but what we desperately need are good, reasonable, and rationale people unwilling to cede to the sexual confusion circus.


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