Retired Olympic Gold Medalist Caitlyn Jenner (aka Bruce) claimed Monday night that biological men who identify as women enjoy “no big advantage” when competing in a physical sport against actual women. But when pressed on the truth of the matter by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Jenner ran away with, “We’re not going to go into all that stuff.”
Although there are many examples, Carlson brought up a specific one involving a 39-year-old man who identifies as a woman, who was then allowed to compete as a woman in a weightlifting competition, and of course went on to win.
Carlson said to Jenner:
A transgender woman just won a major weightlifting title. Some people said, well, this is someone who has a massive physical advantage over the other entrants in that contest. It seemed like a real thing to me.
Jenner responded with a word salad. Here are the highlights:
[T]he Olympic Committee has done 20 years of studies on issues of hormone levels of whether you need gender confirmation surgery, what can you do as a trans person to be able to compete as your authentic self. And they’ve come up with guidelines. If you meet those guidelines, you can compete. And obviously this woman did.
“Do you think it’s fair?” Carlson pressed.
“Yes, I think it’s totally fair,” Jenner replied. “If the Olympic Committee thinks it’s fair, I’m fine with it. Yes, because there’s no big advantage.”
Armed with science – you know, the simple fact that as a whole men enjoy big physical advantages over women – Carlson dug in and Jenner proved he had no good answer, other than the shield of political correctness.