The time for silence on the issue of biological males competing in women’s sports has ended. As society embraces the idea that everything is for everybody, common sense is being abandoned. ESPN broadcasters Samantha Ponder and Sage Steele bravely voice their valid concerns, but where are their male counterparts in this crucial discussion? It’s time for those with knowledge on this topic to join the conversation and prioritize fairness, not fear.
Samantha Ponder and Riley Gaines, a University of Kentucky swimmer, have faced backlash for challenging the inclusion of biological males in girls’ sports. Critics argue that this stance is fueled by hate, fear, and ignorance. Yet, while male sports experts readily opine on various topics outside of their specialty, they shy away from engaging in this fundamental issue in sports. This avoidance stems from fear of social media backlash and a reluctance to confront the powerful LGBTQ+ lobby – which begs the question, where did their courage go?
Even two brave women at ESPN, Ponder and Steele, seem to possess more spine than their male colleagues on this issue, leaving many baffled by their silence. As a society, we must learn to face up to the realities which may be uncomfortable or divisive, and realize that the silence of these men speaks of a betrayal to both women and a higher purpose. In order to preserve fairness and truth, it is time to address this pressing matter head-on.