In a shocking turn of events, the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) has finally grown a spine and decided to take action against a biological male powerlifter who identifies as a woman. This courageous decision came after this individual, who goes by the name of Anne Andres, took first place in a women’s powerlifting competition. Can you believe the audacity?
But fear not, my fellow conservatives, because the IPF is not backing down! They have now issued a firm ultimatum to the Canadian Powerlifting Union (CPU), demanding that competitors provide proof of their “gender identity” with a government-issued ID and disclose their testosterone levels. Finally, some common sense is prevailing!
Anne Andres, a male who identifies as a woman, won first place in a Canadian women’s powerlifting championship yesterday. pic.twitter.com/7BtEGyjB2J
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Let’s take a closer look at Andres’ astonishing victory. With a total weight lifted of 597.5 kilograms, over 200 kilograms more than the poor runner-up, it’s no wonder they’re bragging about it. In a video making the rounds, Andres arrogantly mocks the women’s bench, claiming it’s “so bad.” Oh, you’re a “tranny freak,” are you? How charming!
But fortunately, not everyone is blind to the blatant injustice here. Riley Gaines, a former NCAA swimmer who competed against another transgender athlete, spoke up against this mockery of women’s sports. She pointed out that women’s bench might seem “bad” to Andres because, shockingly, he happens to be a male who went through male puberty and has male levels of testosterone. Imagine that!
In fact, various governing bodies, including FINA, which oversees swimming, have recognized the need to protect the integrity of women’s sports. It’s about time someone stepped up to the plate and acknowledged that it’s not about identities, but about biology and science. I couldn’t have said it better myself, April Hutchinson, a female powerlifter who aptly stated, “It’s bodies that are playing sports.”
So, my fellow conservatives, let’s raise a toast to the IPF for this bold and long-awaited decision. It’s time we put an end to the mockery of women’s sports. It’s time we prioritize fairness and strength in powerlifting. And most importantly, it’s time we stop pandering to misplaced gender identities and start championing biology and science.