As with the case of a high school-age boy who wants to play on the girl's softball team (**at bottom)for his school, the California's transgender law is providing us with everything that it implicitly promised.
-All common-sense practices related to are under attack, as are the truth and scientific knowledge of male-female differences itself.
As the article notes that the 34 year-old plaintiff in the case had "sex reassignment surgery" (which I believe is the modern way of describing a sex change), only eight years previously, he/she had lived life for 9-10 years with a body that has experienced the effects of male puberty and the continued significantly higher testosterone levels than the female body will ever have.
Although boys clearly experience appreciable changes in strength and speed vis-a-vis girls in high school, men often will begin building substantial muscle mass once they reach their early 20's. The plaintiff reportedly surgically changed sex at 26 years of age. Even if he/she began preparatory estrogen treatments two years prior to the surgery, the plaintiff had at least four years of building the post-14-19 years of age muscle that causes astonishment in young boys when they see photos of their Dads when they began college or the military.
-Dad, you were so skinny then!
So, this much we know, both from our own observations and from science, but the plaintiff's attorney has other things to say about that.
We live in a world in which Newspeak and Doublethink are not merely tools of the central power, but are routinely employed by our fellow citizens.
"SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A transgender woman in Northern California has sued the company behind the popular CrossFit workouts for refusing to let her compete in the female division of its annual fitness competitions.
The lawsuit brought Thursday by Chloie Jonsson, 34, accuses CrossFit Inc. of violating her rights under a California law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity.
Lonsson’s complaint says she was born male but has been living as a woman since she was a teenager and underwent sex reassignment surgery eight years ago. The surgery, coupled with the female hormones she takes, satisfied the state’s requirements for her to be recognized as female on her birth certificate and other official documents.
Her lawyer, Waukeen McCoy, said Jonsson, who works as a personal trainer and is an avid CrossFit practitioner, first spoke to company representatives about her background a year ago after a teammate learned that participants in the Reebok CrossFit Games were required to register according to their gender at birth.
“They said [See below* on what "They said" or "they think" actually means] she has an advantage over other women because of the sex she was born with, and that is completely untrue, scientifically,” McCoy said, noting that the International Olympic Committee and other sports governing bodies allow athletes who have undergone surgery, taken hormones and secured legal recognition to compete in the category that corresponds to their affirmed gender.
CrossFit’s general counsel, Dale Saran, would not comment on the lawsuit, which seeks $2.5 million in damages. Saran directed The Associated Press to a CrossFit online discussion board, where he posted that Jonsson had never supplied medical documents to back up her assertion that she was a woman. He also dismissed McCoy’s suggestion that transgender athletes are engaged in a struggle as valid as the one black baseball players waged to be accepted in the major leagues.
The fundamental, ineluctable fact is that a male competitor who has a sex reassignment procedure still has a genetic makeup that confers a physical and physiological advantage over women,” Saran wrote in a letter to McCoy that’s linked to the discussion board. “That Chloie may have felt herself emotionally, and very conscientiously, to be a woman in her heart, and that she ultimately underwent the legal and other surgical procedures to carry that out, cannot change that reality.”
Saran said CrossFit may create a separate division for transgender athletes if enough step forward to compete.
“Our decision has nothing to do with ‘ignorance’ or being bigots – it has to do with a very real understanding of the human genome, of fundamental biology, that you are either intentionally ignoring or missed in high school,” he said...."
In that same state, any individual can proclaim that he or she belongs to a gender of choice, and rather than rising up in revolt, everyone sits on their hands.
If this particular individual is sufficiently skilled at softball as well as having the strength and speed as the average high school-age boy, the sport will be ruined. Not only will other in-state high school teams be at a clear disadvantage, but any potential games played out-of-state could face legal challenges from teams that do not have boys on their rosters and are not (yet) fettered by Orwellian laws.
We must also note that this player may get a starting spot on the team, which means that a high school girl will lose the position - for which she spent years of effort to earn, to a boy.
Cultural Marxism has been a phenomenal success; the minds of citizens have been turned into mush, and an entire state has been rendered dystopian.
"A California high school student who believes he is a girl trapped in a boy's body just made the girls' softball team.
Pat Cordova-Goff, 17, a strapping senior at Azusa High School, in Azusa, an hour east of Los Angeles, can play with and against girls because of a September change in state law went into effect last month. The law requires that, “a pupil be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records.”
Goff, who is a cheerleader at the school, played freshman baseball when he considered himself a boy. He found out Friday that he made the cut [for the softball team].
“We feel really confident about her ability,” Azusa Unified Superintendent Linda Kaminski told local newspaper San Gabriel Valley Tribune. “No. 1 as a district, we want to ensure access to everyone, but we’re also committed to placing students on the team on their merits ...Based on her skills, Pat did make the team.”
The law was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown amid a gender debate that also included disagreement over which bathrooms students could use. Supporters have said that the law will help cut down on bullying against transgender students.........
Some feel that having Cordova-Goff play with young female athletes puts out an unfair advantage and sets a bad precedent.
“It’s intolerable of this young man to not accept an equal standing of girls playing girls,” Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, told FoxNews.com. “It is categorically unfair to biological girls to have to compete with a sexually-confused young man with stronger upper body strength, who makes the game board decidedly 'unequal.'"
“This mixed-up, in-your-face cross-dressing agenda is pushing more parents out of California public schools, which now have ten sexual indoctrination laws leading children astray," he added.........."