In California, Minnesota and other states, efforts are underway to enable “transgendered” students to participate in sports teams of the opposite sex. Boys who identify as girls could play girls’ basketball, while girls identifying as boys compete in boys’ gymnastics.
But what about hormone treatments commonly used in “transitioning” from one gender to another? In Minnesota, a former-female playing soccer on a boy’s team would be allowed to take male sex hormones forbidden to boys on the same team. A girl on a girl’s team who took male hormones would also get in big trouble. And what happens when few female-to-male transgendered kids make it to boys’ teams, since adolescent boys are bigger and stronger?
Should these frustrated athletes compete with their original female gender, making the whole idea of “sex change” a mockery? Political correctness allows no sane answers to such questions.