Although young unmarried women favor Democrats in elections, it’s starting to look as though Democrat policies are not good for them. Consider an article I found on the Alliance Defending Freedom web site, which is a law firm that defends free speech, freedom of association, freedom of religion, freedom of conscience, etc. from secular left extremists.
I’ve lost four women’s state championship titles, two all-New England awards, and numerous other spots on the podium to male runners. I was bumped to third place in the 55-meter dash in 2019, behind two male runners. With every loss, it gets harder and harder to try again.
That’s a devastating experience. It tells me that I’m not good enough; that my body isn’t good enough; and that no matter how hard I work, I am unlikely to succeed, because I’m a woman.
That experience is why three of my fellow female athletes and I filed a lawsuit last year with Alliance Defending Freedom against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC): because girls and women shouldn’t be stripped of their right to fair competition.
The CIAC allows biological males to compete in girls’ and women’s sports. As a result, two males began racing in girls’ track in 2017. In the 2017, 2018, and 2019 seasons alone, these males took 15 women’s state track championship titles (titles held in 2016 by nine different girls) and more than 85 opportunities to participate in higher level competitions that belonged to female track athletes.
[…]Connecticut officials are determined to ignore the obvious. And unfortunately, a federal district court recently dismissed our case.
[…]My friend and fellow plaintiff Selina Soule was bumped from qualifying for the state championship 55-meter final and an opportunity to qualify for the New England championship by a male runner in 2019. Meanwhile, Alanna Smith, an incredibly talented female athlete, was the second-place female runner in the 200-meter at the New England Regional Championships, but was dropped to third behind a male competitor.
It’s discouraging that the federal district court has decided that these experiences — these lost opportunities — simply don’t matter.
But wait. Why is this article posted on the ADF web site? Well, it was originally posted at the far left USA Today web site, but they had to censor the article because it hurt the feelings of people on the secular left.
This column has been updated to reflect USA TODAY’s standards and style guidelines. We regret that hurtful language was used.
Where did the idea that men and women are interchangeable begin? It began with the feminist revolution. Originally, first wave feminists argued for equal opportunity. Feminist scholar Christina Hoff Sommers calls that “equity feminism”. But later “third wave” feminists argued that men and women are interchangeable. Christina Hoff Sommers calls this new feminism “gender feminism”. Third wave feminists deny that sex differences exist, and they claim that the different life outcomes of men and women are not caused by biological differences or different choices, but by discrimination.
This column from far-left PBS explains:
Gender feminism is based on the… belief that humans are born as blank slates and all sex differences are artifacts of socialization. They believe the only way to achieve true political and economic equality is to erase all differences between men and women by rigidly socializing boys and girls to be the same.
So, it’s actually feminism that provided the framework for the idea that men can become women, and women can become men. Ironic, isn’t it?
And do you know what’s even more ironic? That young, unmarried women keep voting for this election after election.
Radical feminism doesn’t just cause women problems in the area of athletics, though. It also hurts them when they are looking for a husband to commit to them. Since feminism took over our politics and institutions, many men have withdrawn from relationships with women. Not only marriage, but cohabitation, dating, and even talking to women.
As I blogged about previously, feminism makes women extremely unattractive to men who want to commit and lead a home. When feminism gets into government, tax rates go up, leaving marriage minded men with less of their earned money. They can’t afford a marriage and children. And feminism in the education system discriminates against men, making it harder for them to succeed so they can potentially marry and support a family. Feminism in the workplace makes getting ahead very difficult for men. And men are treated very unfairly by law enforcement and the courts – not just in divorce courts, but in criminal courts, as well.
It turns out that women often don’t like the results they get, even when they get what they wanted. Isn’t that ironic?