By Linda Blade with Barbara Kay
When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided in 2015 to allow male born athletes to self-identify into women’s competition it is as if they completely forgot that sport is a biology-based preserve. One glance at a world records chart in any Olympic sport demonstrates the vast difference between male and female performance capacities.
This descent into distorted sports policy did not happen overnight. The book UNSPORTING takes the reader on a dystopian journey that begins with real-life examples of transwomen athletes who are quite aware that they have an inherent advantage over their female opponents and flaunt their pleasure in exercising it.
Unsporting: How Trans Activism and Science Denial are Destroying Sport
By Linda Blade (Author), Barbara Kay (Author)
The face of female sports is changing.
Radical gender activists are using a pseudoscientific theory of human biology to hijack sports and subvert the long-established concepts of fair play — forcing women and girls to risk their safety, pushing them aside for male athletes using the excuse of “inclusivity.”
Anyone who questions this dogma risks being branded as a transphobe and having their social and professional lives “cancelled”.
In the new book, Unsporting: How Trans Activism and Science Denial are Destroying Sport, former Canadian track champion Linda Blade and renowned National Post columnist Barbara Kay, examine the dangers of gender ideology in sports. They document the attack on biological facts upon which the level playing field of sports rests.
Tackling issues few have the courage to say out loud, Unsporting shows the harm inflicted on female athletes, and identifies the institutions driving this movement.
What does the future hold for sports if biological reality is ignored? Blade answers that question, and concludes with a reasonable plan to reverse course.
t then proceeds to describe the political coercion happening in Canada, whereby certain sport governing bodies are promoting a form of “inclusion” so radical that it would enable a male athlete to play in men’s sport one season and women’s sport the next, based upon self-proclamations that cannot be verified. According to these activists, any attempt by competition organizers to ask questions would be considered unethical and hateful.
Authors Blade and Kay illustrate the vast difference between the consequences of the drive for trans inclusion for men’s sport (zero consequences) and women’s sport (cataclysmic consequences). Yet, as the authors point out, virtually all trans athletes in Canada and elsewhere — whether born male or born female — magically end up in the women’s category where they stand the best chance of success.
It is not difficult to make that case that this default situation in the name of “inclusion” results in the exclusion of female athletes from their own sports.
Of course, this situation is not unique to Canada. UNSPORTING includes accounts about how this insanity is happening around the globe and at all levels in sport, simultaneously.
The book ends on a positive note by introducing the reader to courageous individuals and groups who are pushing back against the false narratives the inclusion agenda insists upon, and whose indefatigable efforts are helping to bring sanity and justice back to the sport world. A sensible (alternative) policy recommendation is offered.
Whatever the intent, the IOC decision to include biological males in women’s sport is arguably the most misogynistic decision ever taken in sport history. It is hoped that the book UNSPORTING will convince participants and leaders alike to resist unstable ideological and political adaptations and, instead, apply a rational mindset and vocal support to reinforcing sex-based boundaries in sport.