According to a new poll conducted by one of the nation’s most leftist news outlets, most Americans oppose men competing in women’s sports.
The Washington Post writes:
Even as an increasing share of Americans report familiarity with and tolerance for transgender people, most oppose allowing transgender female athletes to compete against other women at the professional, college and high school level, according to a Washington Post-University of Maryland poll.
The article continues:
The poll, conducted May 4 through 17 among 1,503 people across the United States, finds 55 percent of Americans opposed to allowing transgender women and girls to compete with other women and girls in high school sports and 58 percent opposed to it for college and professional sports. About 3 in 10 Americans said transgender women and girls should be allowed to compete at each of those levels, while an additional 15 percent have no opinion.
The Post is widely viewed as one of the most leftist news outlets in the nation.
In 2017, the outlet adopted the phrase “Democracy Dies in Darkness” as its new slogan, which was seen as a shot at former President Donald Trump – a frequent critic of the mainstream media.
So, what does it tell us that even perhaps one of the most liberal news outlets admits that most Americans don’t want men competing in women’s sports?
For one thing, it speaks volumes about how The Post worded its question to respondents. Notice that the outlet asked Americans whether “transgender women and girls” should be allowed to “compete with other women and girls.”
In other words, in its question, The Post couldn’t help but insert its bias. It equates “transgender women and girls” with “other women and girls.”
Transgender women are not women. If they were, they would not need to be distinguished as transgender women.
There are only men and women. Men who struggle with sexual identity disorder and believe they are women, are still men.
One wonders, if the question was worded differently, for example, “should biological men and boys be allowed to compete against women and girls,” how many more Americans would answer that question in the negative.
But additionally, the poll demonstrates how much of a consensus there is on this commonsense issue (despite The Post’s biased questioning). Men should compete against men, and women against women. Thankfully, most Americans agree.
There’s not much that unites us these days. But the idea that men shouldn’t compete against women in female athletics is a unifying and bipartisan issue.
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