Mendoza: Historic transgender law in the U.S.

Al Mendoza
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I understand if females hate competing with males declared as females. The fear of unfairness shackles the mind.

Isn’t war won in the mind? That even before the first whistle is blown, one pretty much believes he or she would win the contest?

Males are supposed to be athletically superior over females.

Do you think Naomi Osaka, the 2021 Australian Open ladies tennis champion, can beat Novak Djokovic, the 2021 Australian Open men’s titlist?

Yes, but only when Djokovic, a right-hander, plays Osaka left-handed.

Otherwise, Djokovic would not only blow Osaka out of the court. After the rout, he’d also be the most hated male tennis player in the world for the rest of his life.

Science and nature tell us that male against male in sports is OK. Same with the opposite sex.

Seeing Rafael Nadal battling Serena Williams for the Wimbledon title would be the GOAT (Gore Of All Time).

A recent Reuters report said an American state has banned transgender athletes from competing in women and girls sports.

A transgender is a biological male becoming a female and a member of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community.

In Mississippi last week, the governor signed a law making transgender athletes off-limits to female competitions.

It was in defiance of United States President Joe Biden’s executive order allowing a transgender to participate in women and girls sporting events.

Gov. Tate Reeves’ action made Mississippi the first American state to keep LGBTQs basically out of ladies and girls tournaments, saying Biden’s order left the state with “no choice” but to enact the Mississippi Fairness Act.

“We will protect our young girls and ensure them a fair shot in public school sports,” said Reeves. “They should not be forced to compete against biological males.”

If you are a parent, will you allow your daughter to compete with a boy declared as a girl? If you are the big brother, will you allow your sister to compete with a girl born as a boy?

This will surely spark a passionate argument, an endless debate I tell you.

My humble way of resolving this?

Hold a separate tournament exclusively for transgender athletes.

What’s your take, Valentina?