What you call "pure class" others see as a prime example of what's called "female socialization" at work.
Girls are taught from earliest childhood to be very attuned to other people's feelings, and to care more about other people's feelings than their own; to be comforting, conciliatory and agreeable even when being treated unfairly; to cater especially to the feelings, wants and demands of boys and men; to take care never to behave in ways that might be regarded as "selfish"; to try very hard never to cause other people distress or hurt; to make sure never to do or say things that might dent the self-image of anyone with a "fragile male ego;" to feel sorry for the downtrodden and disadvantaged; and to be total suckers for the song and dance acts and BS of males, especially those who portray themselves as victims and claim they are "the most vulnerable and oppressed" members of society ever.
Also, girls are socialized to really, really want to be liked by other people. Tween and teenage girls and young women are very aware of how they are viewed and gossiped about by others, and especially in the social media era they are very careful about curating their own public images. They will go to great lengths to come across as as nice, kind, caring and compassionate people who hold all the opinions currently considered "correct" and who engage in all the social practices and customs that are currently fashionable and signs of being a "good person." In other words, virtue-signaling is one of their fortes and preoccupations.
It's because girls and women have been socialized this way that so many today serve as loud and proud cheerleaders for male interlopers in women's and girls sports like Ricci Tres and Lia Thomas.
Some of us looking at Ricci Tres who have read the press reports about, and interviews with, Tres see a strapping, robustly healthy and fit military veteran and former US Navy machinist now pushing 30 who after fathering three children with his wife decided to "become a woman" as a way of trying to overcome the shame Tres told the Daily Mail he felt for years about being a male who engages in cross-dressing - a practice quite a few heterosexual men engage in for their own erotic pleasure. But when the 13 year-old girl whom Tres beat out for first place in a skateboarding tourney looks at Tres, she probably sees what she has been told to see: a member of the group of male people the MSM and social media constantly describe as "the most vulnerable, marginalized, discriminated against victimized members of society" - and thus someone she personally is duty-bound to feel sorry for, and she believes all of society must cater to and coddle.
she isn’t duty bound to feel sorry for anyone. Other athletes in the competition spoke out against Tres. Just because she didn’t attack someone in the press and was gracious in defeat we are to assume that she is a victim of female socialization? Indeed, it would be insane to think she is a decent human, rather her actions can only lead to a single conclusion: she has been conditioned to want to be liked and is only capable of virtue signaling. Well capable of skateboarding too but skateboarding and virtue signaling.
I'm not a skateboarder, but I would expect gender would play as much a roll in the sport as it would for competitive pinball. Name me more than one sport where a 13yr old is expected to be better than the someone in the late 20's. Gymnastics. That is about it.
Denying the biological differences between men and women not only threaten women's rights, it threatens our safety. Not only are we shutting women out of competitive sports, we are also shaming girls into silence in the face of abuse and harassment. pic.twitter.com/DYx7NoOi0d
I didn't say she was "a victim of female socialization," though. I said some people would see her words and behavior as a prime example of female socialization at work. You're the one who used the word victim in this regard - not I.
I don't think that those of us who've undergone female socialization were necessarily victimized by it. I think there's a lot of good that comes out of female socialization. Female socialization is a major reason why many girls and women are, to use your words, "gracious in defeat" and why we try to be kind, compassionate and, again to use your word, "decent" to others. It's a major reason girls and women try to see the good in others, give others the benefit of the doubt, and don't always insist on us and our interests having to come first.
But at the same time, female socialization also helps turn girls and women into pushovers, patsies and "people pleasers" overly focused on "keeping the peace," not making waves and making sure everyone else is happy. It causes us to be overly polite and excessively yielding, often to our detriment. It teaches us to bite our tongues, swallow our anger, budge up and step aside, and take the back seat to males so as not to cause trouble or offense. It teaches us that even when we are seething with rage and distress about the injustices we are subjected to, we shouldn't let on to others about how we truly feel - but rather, we should hide and mask our anger with smiles and cheery words, and drown out our distress with tears.
Female socialization softens us up so that we are easy marks and prey for those with ill intentions - be they child molesters, gangs running online romance scams, catfishers, con artists, or procurers, pimps and predatory men like Ted Bundy, Harvey Weinstein, Larry Nassar, Jimmy Savile, Warren Jeffs.
Female socialization also helps makes us suckers for sob stories, charity appeals and social and political movements that appear to be "good causes."
Female socialization is a main reason - but not the only reason - that girls and young women especially in their tweens, teens and early adult years are extremely susceptible to social contagions and fashionable crazes. Female socialization is part of the reason why so many girls and young women today have turned their backs on the female-focused feminism that women's rights activists of the 20th century advocated and instead have fallen hook, line and sinker for the regressive, misogynistic gender ideology and denial of biological sex behind today's male-supremacist trans mania.
That’s actually proof that sex matters: in sports that involve flipping/twisting against gravity, girls who have not gone through female puberty have an advantage because they have lighter, more aerodynamic bodies with less body fat, no boobs/hips, etc. While men gain strength with male puberty and improve, women in gymnastics/diving/skateboarding/etc are often at a disadvantage compared to tiny girls showing exactly how sex-specific puberty matters in sports.
Once girls start ovulating and menstruating, which the majority do between 9 and 13, average age 11-12, they also have to deal with the fact that one week out of every four they'll have their periods.
This can mean a host of problems that male athletes never have to consider, much less deal with, such as the often excruciatingly painful uterine contractions called menstrual cramps, heavy bleeding and clotting, risk of iron deficiency anemia, GI disturbances, PMDD/PMS, significant water weight gain, insomnia, changes in appetite, breast tenderness that can make walking painful and finding a comfortable position to sleep in impossible, joint pains, headaches including migraines, Mittelschmerz (ovulation pain), heightened allergic responses, leaking blood through clothing and so on.
On top of that, girls have to deal with all the changes their bodies go through from one day to the next because of the dramatic fluctuations in hormones that occur over the course of the 28-day-long on average ovulation-menstruation cycle.
Because these changes affect the connective tissues that stabilize the joints and hold bones in place, they make girls more susceptible to sports injuries at certain times of the month - and some girls find these changes make them more more prone to sports accidents at certain times too.
In addition, puberty of adolescence brings about changes in the female pelvis and hips, girls develop a much greater Q angle than males.
All these physical factors in combination are major reasons why female athletes suffer lower limb injuries at considerably higher rates than their male counterparts.
Also, males have denser, stronger, bigger and sturdier bones, so when male skateboarders fall on a hard surface they are less likely to fracture a bone than female skateboarders are.
A 29-year-old pushing 30 with a fully-developed male skeleton like Ricci Tres will have a huge advantage over a girl of 13 in skeletal strength and sturdiness as well as in other factors like overall muscle mass, greater ability to build muscle and faster and with less effort, much larger and more powerful heart and lungs, greater explosiveness, faster reflexes, more muscle memory, higher center of gravity, etc.
What you say about gymnastics is only true of and relevant to female gymnastics, though. The peak performance age for males in gymnastics is in the mid-20s. (The peak age for females in gymnastics is bit later than you say too.)
In the last 6 Olympic Games, the male gold medalists ranged in age from 20 to 28; the female gold medalists were all 16 to 19.
The oldest male gymnast to compete at the Olympics was 39.
You also might want to look into sex-linked performance differences in competitive pinball. Most female players are at a physical disadvantage compared to their male counterparts for myriad reasons, starting with height. Fact is, pinball machines are all designed for players whose height is in the normal male range, not for players of female height. A lot of women are tall enough for pinball machines, but a great many are simply too short.
Being good at pinball also means doing a lot of moves that are easier for someone with male grip and forearm strength, male upper body strength and male-length arms and thus longer reach. Another disadvantage for women, especially shorter ones, is that many have sizable breasts that get in the way and can cause difficulties when leaning over a pinball machine to reach and tap.