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Ben Shapiro on Boston Marathon Trans Policy: Now ‘Biological Women Will Never Win a Marathon – Ever’

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | April 13, 2018 | 11:43 AM EDT

Host of "The Ben Shapiro Show" and Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Wire Ben Shapiro (left) and the Boston Marathon elite men's start (right) (Screenshot)

On his daily Facebook Live podcast “The Ben Shapiro Show” Wednesday during the after show, host and Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Wire Ben Shapiro noted the absurdity of the Boston Marathon’s position on transgender policy explaining that “biological women will never win a marathon – ever” if men are allowed to compete in the women’s event.

“Okay, so then, how about this: how about we just get rid of both gender categories,” stated Ben Shapiro. “Right? There won’t be any sex categories for the marathon at all, and women will never win. And biological women will never win a marathon – ever – in history because men are faster than women on average.”

Shapiro’s remarks came after Boston Marathon officials made plain their new policing regarding gender, “publicly acknowledging,” according to James Barrett at The Daily Wire, that “Men who identify as women can compete against biological women, regardless of whether or not they have taken any steps to officially ‘transition.’”

Below is a transcript of Shapiro’s comments from his after show on Wednesday:

“Okay, so, in other silly news— Okay, I just have to bring you a couple of really dumb stories because they are pretty amazing. This one is from Boston.

“The Boston Marathon has now declared, they’ve finally ‘“publically acknowledged” their new policies regarding gender,’ according to Daily Wire, James Barrett over at The Daily Wire. They say that ‘Men who identify as women can compete against biological women, regardless of whether or not they have taken any steps to officially “transition.”’

“So, according to Boston Athletic Association President Tom Grilk, ‘“We take people at their word. … We register people as they specify themselves to be.’ Those registering do not have to provide any sort of proof that they are in fact in any sort of “transition” state medically, as required by the Olympics and many professional sports. “Members of the LGBT community have had a lot to deal with over the years, and we’d rather not add to that burden,” said Grilk.’

“That’s an amazing statement. ‘They’ve had to deal with a lot over the years, and we don’t want to add to the burden.’ It’s not a burden to suggest that men should not be competing against women in [the] women’s bracket.

“Okay? If the NCAA applied the same logic to basketball, you know how, you know – first of all, everybody would be able to dunk it in the women’s NCAA,  but second of all – there’d be no way to prevent seven foot dudes from saying they were ladies and just being in the, and just competing against women. Or even if they were transgender, seven foot dudes with twice the upper body mass of women, competing against women. I mean, this isn’t fair to women. It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous, and women should be insulted by this.

 

“Okay? Forget about— It’s a liberal, it’s such a leftist trope that if you’ve dealt with a lot over the years, the rules no longer apply to you. Alright? ‘That members of the LGBT community have had to deal with a lot over the years.’ Agreed. ‘We’d rather not add to that burden.’ It’s not a burden to say you need to play by the rules. That’s just ridiculous.

“So, ‘ABC features one man who identifies as a woman who admits to not having undergone any treatment to lower testosterone, which allows men to have a significant athletic advantage over women:

‘“Stevie Romer, a transgender woman from Woodstock, Illinois, [and] says she registered[, this is according to ABC News,] for Boston as a woman because that's what she is. Although she hasn't done anything to lower her testosterone levels, Romer legally changed her gender, grew her hair out and started living openly as a woman more than a year ago.

‘“To be able to experience it as me was really, really important,” she said. “I've been a runner since as long as I can remember. I love running, but I just happen to be transgender.”’

“Okay, so then, how about this: how about we just get rid of both gender categories Right? There won’t be any sex categories for the marathon at all, and women will never win. And biological women will never win a marathon – ever – in history because men are faster than women on average. But apparently, I guess, men will be winning the women’s marathon anyway, so we may as well just obliterate the categories.

“I mean, the failure to distinguish between sex and gender is clearly an incredible thing. And the fact that so many in the scientific community have pretended to buy into this – and I say pretend because they do know better – there is not a doctor alive in the United States who does not know the difference between a man and a woman biologically, and yet they act as though these distinctions mean nothing when it comes to real world consequences as long as the man believes he is a woman or vice versa.

“‘ABC quote[d a] doctor from [the] Boston-based LGBT health and advocacy center who insists that there's “no physiologic advantage to being assigned male at birth.”’

“What in the world? There’s ‘no physiological advantage to being assigned …’— First of all, you’re not assigned a male at birth. Okay? It’s not like you come out genderless. It’s not like you come out and you’re just a ball of human flesh without a penis or a vagina and with no chromosomals, with no chromosomal description. That’s absurd. It’s absurd. You’re not assigned your sex at birth. What kind of stupidity is this?

“Okay, but I guess now we have to subjectively just dismiss science outright. It’s an amazing, amazing thing.”


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