Men pushing women off the Olympic podium: how did it come to this?

Men pushing women off the Olympic podium: how did it come to this?

Laurel Hubbard is not a woman. Laurel Hubbard is a man. There, I said it.

This will seem lacking compassion for people who genuinely struggle with their gender.

I don’t mean to be harsh – all love, compassion and support should be given.

Gender dysphoria is serious.

But this has to be balanced with the truth about the male and female condition and how setting aside the truth impacts on other peoples’ dreams.

Like the dreams of a young girl who wants to represent her country in elite sport.

An inconvenient truth is that men and women are different.

Other accommodations need to be made for people whose sense of who they are differs from their biology.

Upending normality for everyone else, particularly women and girls, is not the answer.

Men have bone and muscle structure which gives them a competitive advantage.

No amount of artificial reduction in testosterone can compensate.

This is why we have men’s and women’s sport.

We’ve reached a crucial juncture as a society at these Tokyo Olympics.

A decade or so of LGBTIQA+ queer theory has worked its way into all spheres of society.

We are being asked, no told, to believe things which go against common sense.

“As far as I am concerned she is a woman, that’s it,” respected Australian Olympic weightlifting trainer Paul Coffa declared this week.

That’s it? No further discussion allowed?

This is the frightening thing about the LGBTIQA+ political movement and its queer theory which has brought us to this moment.

Its impulses are totalitarian and it has the force of deeply flawed anti-discrimination laws behind it.

Aggrieved LGBTIQA+ people can shut down debate they don’t like by threatening or taking legal action if their feelings are hurt.

I’ve been embroiled for more than 12 months in a costly action after two Queensland drag queens sued me for saying that they are dangerous role models to children and should not be reading to them in public libraries.

There are many other legal cases running.

All this is having a chilling effect on the need to properly discuss something which has far-reaching implications.

It’s time serious questions were asked about the objectives of the LGBTIQA+ political movement. We certainly made a mistake voting for same-sex marriage because that was just the beginning for activists seeking to re-shape our world.

It’s not just girls’ Olympic dreams that are being crushed by gender-fluid ideology, their private spaces are now open to men and boys who might identify as girls or women.

Every mother and father of daughters should be concerned.

Coffa speaks for our elites in the media, academia and politics when he asserts “as far as I am concerned she is a woman, that’s it”.

Any voice to the contrary is bigoted, so shut up.

It’s like the Wuhan lab-leak theory. Six months ago, you were a right-wing nutter for asking the question.

The powerful have never been averse to enforcing lies until they end up with egg on their faces.

Hans Christian Anderson’s fable of an Emperor who strutted through the streets naked because he believed himself to be wearing fine apparel is a morality tale for our time.

It took an innocent child to say what every adult was too scared to say: “The Emperor has no clothes”.

Hubbard might believe something in his mind but that doesn’t make it true.

The rest of us should not be forced to go along with him.

It’s now so serious that the ABC is even indoctrinating little children into the gender-confused and hyper-sexualised world of adult entertainer drag queens.

And the Berejiklian and Morrison governments continue to roll out gender-fluid programs in schools.

We are at a mad moment in our history.

Perhaps the absurdity of seeing biological males push women off the Olympic podium might help us snap out of it.

Lyle Shelton is Director of Campaigns and Communications for the Christian Democratic Party. The Reverend Honourable Fred Nile MLC has nominated Lyle to succeed him in the NSW Parliament when he retires in November. To keep in touch with Lyle and the CDP, sign up here.