Men should not hit women.
That is a statement I think most people will agree with. Men on average are physically stronger then women. Men have different bone structures and muscle density. This is not sexist, it's science.
It is for this reason women have an additional 30 minutes for their qualifying time for the Boston Marathon and the physical qualifications for jobs like firefighters or military are different for men and women.
In 1979 Andy Kaufman brought this to the center of debate with a westling match he had on Saturday Night Live in which he beat a woman and went on to claim he was the World Inter-Gender Wrestling Champion. Andy's stunt brought front and center a heated debate about the sexes and equality.
Fallon Fox was born a man and later through surgery altered themselves to become a woman. Fox is also an MMA fighter.
In their most recent fight Fox not only beat their opponent but gave her a concussion and a broken eye socket.
On Saturday, Fox defeated Tamikka Brents by TKO at 2:17 of the first round of their match. In addition to the damaged orbital bone that required seven staples, Brents received a concussion.
“I’ve fought a lot of women and have never felt the strength that I felt in a fight as I did that night. I can’t answer whether it’s because [he] was born a man or not, because I’m not a doctor,” she stated. “I can only say, I’ve never felt so overpowered ever in my life, and I am an abnormally strong female in my own right. ”
His “grip was different,” she added. “I could usually move around in the clinch against...females but couldn’t move at all in Fox’s clinch.”
This is a professionally trained female fighter making these statements and pointing out how over powered she felt. This isn't a stunt like what Andy Kaufman pulled, this is a professionally trained fighter.
Speaking to LifeSiteNews, military veteran Jeff Nader, who has fought for UFC competitor Bellator, said that “Fallon Fox has had the benefits of being a man for most of his life. [He has] bone density, muscle mass, and other physical benefits that one gets from being a man. You can't have that, and then make a minor adjustment -- basically, a cosmetic adjustment -- and suddenly claim to be a woman."
"Nothing can take away from the fact that you are physically a man. Mentally and emotionally, who knows -- but physically, he's a man.
There are so many questions rised by this I couldn't even begin to list them all.
For starters, since performance enhancing drugs are not allowed and in many sports athletes caught using them are locked out from halls of fame and have records they break questioned or marked with asterisk, so if an athlete who was formerly a man competes in women's sports and breaks their records how will the new record be treated?
If we open up professional sports to allow this form of body modifications, where do we draw the line? Should swimmers be allowed to have webs grafted between their fingers for example?
We want to pretend that if someone alters their body they instantly become the other gender they've altered themselves to look like but there is much more to being a man or women then what's between your legs.
To borrow the words of Austin Powers, "It's a man, baby!"