By R. Cort Kirkwood
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When “Laurel” Hubbard, a “transgender woman,” won his place on New Zealand’s Olympic weighlifting team, someone else had to lose one.

That someone was a young Tongan, a real woman named Kuinini Manumua, a 21-year-old who will now watch the ladies’ competition at the Tokyo Olympics from home — if she bothers to watch at all.

Twitter critics have been raging for days. How, they ask, can the competition be fair? Answer: It can’t. And the loss of Manumua to a 288-pound bruiser proves it.

The End of Women’s Sports?

Several observers have called the entry of “transgender women” into women’s competition “the end of women’s sports.”

Julie Bindel, who bills herself as a “feminist campaigner against male violence toward women and girls,” was blunt: “I am sick to f***ng death of this bulls**t: Laurel Hubbard is the beginning of the end of women’s sports.”

Tweeted I, Hypocrite:

 Chest-feeding birthing peoples are about to be blown the f**k out.

This is Kuinini Manumua who trained hard to compete at the Olympics. She lost her spot on the team thanks to “Laurel”.

A long, angry thread from women444 blasted Hubbard, and the idea that men should be permitted to cheat women of their victories. International Olympic Committee rules limit the number of competitors.

Manumua is “21, and it would have been her first Olympics,” the tweet noted:

The average age of female weightlifting competitors is 24. This means this could well be Nini’s ONLY chance to be an Olympian.

This is outrageous …

A 43 year old male, has transitioned, and has now STOLEN an indigineous females place for the Olympics. If he was competing in his own sex class he’d be in a 240+lbs division as he weighs 288lbs. The female division only goes up to 190lbs.

The leftist language aside, the Twitter thread observed the obvious: The rules were designed for competition between women, not men, who are bigger, have more muscle, stronger bones, and other advantages in such a competition requiring raw strength.

“That make[s] a man an inappropriate competitor for a woman,” the thread continued:

It’s why female athletics needs to be for females & based on sex not on percieved personality type, fashion sense, emotions or whatever else. The women competing there aren’t there because of their ‘gender identity’.

They are competing in the female division because of their female bodies. They aren’t competing in womens sports because they “feel” like women but because they inhabit womens bodies and lived reality.

[Hubbard’s] lived for 43 years as a privileged white man & mediocre weightlifter. He now “identifies” as female & cheats his way into women’s sport. It’s horribly unfair to …

this young woman & to all the women he will compete with.

Finally, the hormone level required of transwomen would be penalised as doping in females.

The determining criteria — a maximum reading of 10 nml per l of testosterone — is as least *FIVE TIMES* more than a female.

Developmental biologist Emma Hilton said the same thing.

Hilton cited two medical reports, one of which she helped write, that show the “transition” of a man to a woman does not diminish his advantage over a women. “Both conclude that loss of muscle mass and strength is small, and that strength advantage over females is retained,” she tweeted.

The first study concluded that “that strength, lean body mass, muscle size and bone density are only trivially affected.”

Reported the second, partly written by a “transgender woman”:

Hormone therapy decreases strength, LBM and muscle area, yet values remain above that observed in cisgender women, even after 36 months. These findings suggest that strength may be well preserved in transwomen during the first 3 years of hormone therapy.

In other words, the IOC’s rules about “transgenders,” which require a certain testosterone level, are meaningless. And that level, women444 noted, is still higher than a real woman’s level.

A “transgender woman” who understands that fact tweeted that Hilton is right. “Im TS & 10+ years since reassignment & longer on HRT, I have lost very little strength in that time & train in gym 6 days week (when open),” he wrote:

Having gone through male puberty I have huge advantages in strength, height, muscle mass, bone density, etc. Unfair advantages over women.

The year that Hubbard began weightlifting as a woman, he set a “world record.” Another indicator of how unfair the competition will be, as women444 observed, is his age. No woman older than 40 has competed as a super heavyweight since at least 2000, Hilton observed.

Hubbard isn’t the only man competing as a woman in Tokyo. “Transgender woman” Chelsea Wolfe, another faker, will ride in the women’s BMX competition.

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