Women are unlikely to back ‘transgender’ sports bill
NOT if they know what’s good for them. There is a reason the so-called conservative side of politics ‘struggles’ to attract female candidates. They won’t be protected by the ABC or the sisterhood and leftist men have a pass to abuse them. For the same reason, it will take genuine courage to endorse Tasmanian senator Claire Chandler’s ‘Save Women’s Sport’ bill. The media is already gas-lighting her for drafting legislation to head off at the pass disturbed men literally muscling in on women in pools, races and rings, on courts, track and field. Instead of arguing these men are really women – something Chandler’s attackers know the public has never believed – or that men don’t really have a physical advantage, they’re saying instead that administrators haven’t requested such a law and none have rushed to welcome the bill.
The menaces are Putin-esque and unmistakable: sporting boards that do welcome the protections on offer will be vilified and commercially harassed to the point of bankruptcy. Bunnings won’t buy jerseys for the juniors, Harvey Norman will take back their jumbotron and Nick the Local Grocer – fearing a secondary cancellation – will keep his oranges to himself. We all know how this thuggery works by now. It’s no surprise that one of the bill’s already obsessed critics is Peter FitzSimons, the Nine ‘writer’ who produced dozens of columns chasing black rugby prodigy Israel Folau out of the game. His counsel to sportswomen – more or less – is to submit and cook the cross-dressers some eggs. Disregard the ‘transgender’ lobby’s unconvincing chortles. Senator Chandler’s proposal – if enacted into law – would K-O the compulsorily polite lie of ‘fluidity’ and ensure women and girls have the protection and exclusivity they deserve. It’s a shame Scott Morrison only sees an eleventh hour electoral wedge where civilisation is at stake. It deserved better.