Finally, an athletic icon has spoken the truth.
Lesbian tennis star Martina Navratilova “stunned some members of the LGBT world when she pointed out that men should not be able to compete as women.”
She was referring, of course, to biological males who are confused about their gender identity and think they are women.
Navratilova went on to say, “Clearly that can’t be right. 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 against women would not meet that standard.”
Navratilova is right about this, but does not recognize the primary problem — the hysteria about gender has generally abolished the standards we have lived by for three centuries.
Mark Twain said that a lie could travel halfway around the world before the truth put on its shoes.
Twain was right.
A recent Medscape article reported on the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children for more than 4,800 adolescents: “Investigators found that at age 10 years, those who identified as sexual minorities or were unsure of their sexual orientation were more likely to experience depression than heterosexual youth.”
In addition, depressive symptoms “increased with age to a larger extent.”
At ages 16 and 21 years, the sexual minority youth were also more likely to report self-harm behaviors in the previous year.
At age 21, they were four times more likely to report self-harm with suicidal intent.
It is time to put our youth before politics.
Dr. Terry Trudel,