20 years ago, this story would’ve been a skit straight from Saturday Night Live. 10 years ago, even. Heck, maybe even just five.
Now, unfortunately, this sort of thing is our new reality.
Male athletes can literally be named “sportswomen” simply because they refuse to accept which chromosomes with which they were born.
Crazy times, people.
From The Daily Wire:
Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, who was the first male-to-female transgender individual to compete in a women’s Olympic event, was named “Sportwoman of the Year” by New Zealand’s University of Otago despite being biologically male.
Hubbard made headlines earlier this year after qualifying for the women’s 87+ kilogram weightlifting competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, after testing below the threshold for competing as a female, with a testosterone level lower than “ten nanomoles per liter for at least 12 months before the competition,” per Forbes.
Hubbard, undoubtedly in a deep, manly, low tone, said: “It is not possible for athletes to complete at the Olympic level without the encouragement and aroha of friends, family and supporters. This award belongs to everyone who has been part of my Olympic journey.”