A Minnesota college track athlete who has a reported history of losing nearly every competition against fellow males has reportedly come out as a “transgender woman” and is now slated to begin competing against biological women as early as this upcoming weekend.
Jonathan Eastwood, who now identifies as “June,” is specifically slated to compete Saturday at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I “Clash of the Inland Northwest” women’s 4,000-meter race in Cheney, Washington.
According to reports, Eastwood’s previous record was that of a loser — one who rarely won and never even qualified for a national meet. However, that could all change because of the biological advantages Eastwood will be bringing to Saturday’s race.
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“Although Eastwood won only two of 56 races in three years on the Montana men’s track and cross country teams, his times are much faster than the women he’ll be running against on Saturday,” LifeSiteNews has confirmed.
“His best 5,000-meter time in track and field is 14 minutes, 38.80 seconds, which is 32 seconds faster than the NCAA women’s track record of 15:01.70 set by former University of Colorado runner Jenny Simpson in 2009.”
Eastwood’s personal best for the 1,500-meter race is likewise only seconds slower than the world record set by professional track star and Olympics award winner Genzebe Dedada.
The only good news for the biological women competing in Saturday race is that Eastwood’s reportedly been taking both estrogen and testosterone-suppressing hormones.
But as noted by LifeSiteNews, there’s only so much that hormone therapy can do.
“During male adolescence, testosterone creates muscle bulk: adult male legs are about 80 percent muscle, whereas female legs are only 60 percent muscle,” the site notes. “On average, adult men have larger lungs and hearts than women, too, and their hips are narrower, another advantage in running.”
And these are advantages that, despite propaganda from far-left activists, cannot be erased, as noted in a paper published in the Journal of Medical Ethics just last month.
“[H]ormone therapy will not alter bone structure, lung volume or heart size of the transwoman athlete, especially if she transitions postpuberty, so natural advantages, including joint articulation, stroke volume and maximal oxygen uptake, will be maintained,” the paper by reportedly two bioethics professors and a physiology professor reads.
Actual facts: a 2019 scientific study found that trans women have an “intolerably unfair” advantage over women in sports due to denser bones & muscles, greater heart & lung capacity, narrower pelvic bone, etc: https://t.co/WaGLn0RCYj
— Tibby (@tibby17) August 23, 2019
What remains to be seen is how the NCAA will handle Eastwood’s entrance into the race. The track-themed blog LetsRun.com appears to suspect its response will be determined entirely by how well or poorly the “transgender woman” performs this fall.
“If Eastwood comes out and dominates this fall, will it spur the NCAA to overhaul its vague and weak transgender policy?” a post on the blog reads. “Unless Eastwood is utterly awful this fall, it seems likely that she will face questions about whether she has an unfair advantage because of her chromosomal sex — and how big that advantage is.”
“If she’s 20th at NCAAs, will someone complain that she bumped someone out of All-American honors? If she’s 5th at her conference meet, will someone complain she bumped someone out of all-conference honors? If she’s 5th on her team, will someone complain she bumped someone off the travel squad?”
Most likely yes. As more and more “transgender women” athletes have emerged, a growing chorus has risen of frustrated young girls and women alike who feel like their rights are being discarded.
Among them is Connecticut track star Selina Soule, a 16-year-old who “missed qualifying for the 55-meter in the New England regionals” earlier this year because the spots were taken by two “transgender girls.”
“It’s very frustrating and heartbreaking when us girls are at the start of the race and we already know that these athletes are going to come out and win no matter how hard you try,” she said in an interview with The Daily Signal back in May. “They took away the spots of deserving girls, athletes … me being included.”
She cautioned though that many of her peers are afraid to speak out because of pressure from the left.
“Everyone is afraid of retaliation from the media, from the kids around their school, from other athletes, coaches, schools, administrators,” she said. “They don’t want to drag attention to themselves, and they don’t want to be seen as a target for potential bullying and threats.”
“There’s really nothing else you can do except get super frustrated and roll your eyes,” another young athlete, this one too afraid to reveal her name, added. “Because it’s really hard to even come out and talk in public just because of the way with the far left, and how just immediately you’ll just be shut down.”
“I personally want a future in athletics in college, but I feel like if there’s a coach that disagrees with my personal opinion, or a board that disagrees with it, then they’ll already have a predisposition with me and then it’ll affect maybe playing time or my ability to get into that college,” a third girl said.
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