Bow out ladies. This is the message coming from the transgender movement and their allies on the intersectional Left in a number of ways.The accomplishments, contests and protected spaces for women are going to continue to be invaded by biological men and the latest one could be the most ludicrous.
According to The Daily Wire:
"After winning the 2018 Miss Universe Spain pageant, Angela Ponce, a biological male who has undergone gender reassignment surgery and hormone therapy, has not only become the first trans contestant in the Miss Universe competition, but the odds makers' hands-down favorite."
Yes. You read that correctly. A biological man is going to compete in a beauty pageant and is the odds maker's favorite to win. No matter what your opinion is of such contests, they are supposed to be a celebration of the natural beauty of women. Now a cosmetically altered man, with obvious implants and an Adam's apple is the odds on favorite.
According to Time, Ponce beat 22 other contestant to become Miss Spain. In case you don't know, to rise to a country wide competition in pageants requires a significant investment in time and money. Most of the women begin competing as children or teens. It requires commitment from their family to travel to various competitions and investments in costuming and other areas.
In this country pageants are also a way for girls and young women to win scholarship money, modeling contracts and secure agents. It is a world I don't understand, since I was a swimmer and spent my entire childhood wet and in a racing suit. I only put on a dress for school dances and if my mother made me. But I have had friends and acquaintances who have spent an inordinate amount of time and money so their daughters could compete in these types of contests.
Now, in a global contest, a biological man is favored to walk away with the title. A biological man with a natural ability to maintain a leaner physique. A biological man whose female presentation is the creation of a surgeon's blade and facility for sculpting. Whose anatomy, if their transition is full, contains a wound that will need to maintained as such and implants for breasts and cheeks.
There is absolutely nothing authentic here. Yet Ponce had this to say in her interview:
"Trans women have been persecuted and erased for so long. If they give me the crown, it would show trans women are just as much women as cis women."
This is absolutely untrue. Ponce will never ovulate. She will never carry a child to term that was created from her own unique ovum. She will never experience intimacy the way a woman does even if the mechanics look similar. The only thing being erased here is the achievements and opportunities for biological women. And these will continue to be erased if this madness continues.
Ponce did not achieve her female form the way biological women do. And as every good mother told her daughter, "Beauty is only skin deep". In this case, that counsel could not be more applicable.
I would like to apologize to Sarah Rose Summers, a beautiful young woman from Nebraska who won the crown of Miss USA.
Authentic feminists like myself fell asleep on the job and failed to protect young women like Sarah from having the ability to compete on a level field. While this may be the most galling example, young women have lost state sports competitions to this insanity as well. And currently the International Olympic Committee is grappling with the issue.
If allowed, achievements for women in a global sports competition that many train a lifetime for could be upended by a very small number of trans women. There is only one gold medal and one world record. In most contests of strength, speed and endurance, biological men will easily dominate.
Sarah and other young women will be expected to smile and clap should a surgically altered male walk away with the crown. And the radical intersectional feminists who raged at the entire concept of beauty pageants, decrying them as a creation of the Patriarchy™ used to objectify women, will be cheering. They will consider it a win for something. I can't even begin to understand what.