Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday Reads

It seems not all of Caster Semenya's rivals Saturday night are happy she won the gold medal.

I can fully understand that because there is a clear double standard afoot. When Semenya tried to compete with testosterone suppressants, her ability went way down.

From the article:

Team GB runner Lynsey Sharp was at the centre of a row over so-called intersex athletes last night after tearfully admitting it was "difficult" competing against them at Rio 2016.

Sharp, who came sixth after Caster Semenya powered to victory in the women's 800m, appeared to criticise recent law reforms allowing runners to avoid testosterone-suppressants.

She was forced to clarify that she had "tremendous respect" for Semenya after earlier fighting back tears as she told the BBC: "The public can see how difficult it is with the change of rule but all we can do is give it our best."

Semenya, a South African with levels of testosterone three times higher than that of the average woman, was able to compete without suppressants after the Court of Arbitration for Sport suspended regulations on "hyperandrogenism" in a case last July.
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How did American politics go so batshit crazy?

It has a lot to do with the weakening of the structures that helped weed out bad candidates (smoked-filled rooms, political parties, etc.).
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The judge is absolutely correct. The Obama administration has perverted the intent of Title IX to give fetishists the dubious right to access female-only spaces.

The Obama administration needs to go back to law school.

However, the New York Times is lying when it says it is only the right that opposes this. It isn't. Many, many people on the left, especially real feminists, are totally opposed to transgenderism and its destruction of women's rights.

Snip:

“We are pleased that the court ruled against the Obama administration’s latest illegal federal overreach,” Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas said in a statement on Monday. “This president is attempting to rewrite the laws enacted by the elected representatives of the people, and is threatening to take away federal funding from schools to force them to conform. That cannot be allowed to continue, which is why we took action to protect states and school districts, who are charged under state law to establish a safe and disciplined environment conducive to student learning.”

Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas praised the judge’s ruling.

“The court prevented the federal government from relying on its flawed, unlawful guidance documents to schools and employers in an injunction that is effective nationwide,” he said in a statement.

It is nothing new with Obama. He pulled this shit with his illegal Race To The Top blackmail scheme.

The order of injunction is here.
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