From New York Times: What if, in some dystopian swim universe, [ace swimmer Katie] Ledecky was told that…she would have to try to make the American team by competing with the men in the 1,500?
I’m a little surprised honestly that the term “dystopian” got in there, because there are now people with academic appointments arguing for the ending of sex segregation in sports. Often they are sociologists, who believe all things are socially constructed, and take some element of non-binary aspect to gender to meaning that the distribution of possibilities are entirely flat and arbitrary.
Katie Ledecky has preternatural gifts…But even [this NYT piece] acknowledges she would likely not beat the top men in her events.
The fact is that when it comes to strength, especially upper body strength, all the data do suggest that women, on average, are markedly inferior to men. This is a fact. This fact causes problems. But the fact that this fact causes problems does not entail that we literally deny the fact.
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