US District Judge Robert Chatigny directed attorneys working on behalf of three female Connecticut high school athletes to refer to the male-bodied students who have consistently beaten their clients in state track and field competition for two years as “transgender females” rather than the more accurate term, male.
According to a transcript obtained by National Review, Judge Chatigny chastised lawyers from the conservative Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) for referring to male-bodied people as male in a case that is fundamentally about whether male bodies can be female.
Opining that the linguistic contortion is “consistent with science, common practice and perhaps human decency,” Judge Chatigny called the correct sexing of Andraya Yearwood and Terry Miller’s physiological, corporeal form “not accurate” and “needlessly provocative.”
Because they have feelings, you see. Feelings of gender are the most important kind you can have! They are magic that makes you literally the opposite sex.
I don’t think that you surrender any legitimate interest or position if you refer to them as transgender females. That is what the case is about. This isn’t a case involving males who have decided that they want to run in girls’ events. This is a case about girls who say that transgender girls should not be allowed to run in girls’ events. So going forward, we will not refer to the proposed intervenors as “males”; understood?
This is mind-boggling stuff and a dark harbinger for Title IX. The case is absolutely about two mediocre athletes with male bodies who became state champions after identifying as girls, but the judge is instead requiring the plaintiffs to show why this special group of “girls” (the ones who are boys) should be excluded from sports competitions that were set aside in law specifically for athletes with female bodies. The meanies!
“I don’t want to bully you,” Judge Chatigny said, “but at the same time, I don’t want you to be bullying anybody else.”
You see, using clear language to describe what things really are, is bullying.
Telling girls to shut up and let the boys have their trophies, medals, and scholarships? Well, that is just the price they should be glad to pay for making male bodied people feel all better about themselves. They can get their validation from cheering on the sidelines.
This brave new world will look exactly like the pre-1972 world of women’s sports, but waving a pink and purple rainbow flag.