Born in the 856 wrote:
These are all dudes. End of story.https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDd9_cGU8AAbFPO?format=jpg&name=small
I believe that graphic is in error: the picture on the top right shows Texas HS girls's wrestling champ Mack Beggs, a biological female who IDs as male and for several years now has been injecting high levels of T to more closely resemble a biological male physically.
To the young athlete's credit, Beggs tried to compete in boys' HS wrestling, but Texas rules say students must compete in the sex category shown on their birth certificates. However, the sameTexas rules allowed Beggs to compete in the female category while taking exogenous T to bring T levels into the male range on the theory that since the T was prescribed by a licensed physician for purposes other than performance enhancement, the T in this case did not count as a PED.
Beggs graduated from HS in 2018, and is now an undergrad at Life University in Georgia, where Beggs is now on the male wrestling squad roster. But Beggs has not yet competed as a college-level male, because since having a double mastectomy in the summer of 2018, Beggs has found the recovery to be more difficult than anticipated, partly because the surgery injured the pectoral muscles. Young people today breezily call MtF double mastectomy "top surgery" as if it's no big deal, but some are finding this major surgery to be much more traumatic and difficult to bounce back from than they were led to believe.
While still in HS, Beggs reported receiving a scholarship offer from a DI uni/college, and press accounts at the time assumed the school was in the NCAA. However, Life University is a DI school in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), not the NCAA. In any event, Beggs never revealed which school offered the DI scholarship or how much it was worth.
When Beggs was trouncing all female competitors in Texas HS wrestling, some female athletes and their families spoke out, saying it's unfair to allow a female pumped up on high levels of T to wrestle girls not on PEDs. Some in the stands booed Beggs, characterized Beggs as a cheat, and used other unkind descriptors that struck some as offensive and uncalled for. In the MSM and on social media, those who objected even in mild and fair terminology were castigated as transphobes, haters and bigots intent on persecuting Beggs for simply wanting to be true to Beggs' "authentic" inner self "as the man he really is."
As is the case with CT HS sprint champs Andraya Yearwood and Terry Miller, Beggs has been hailed as a trailblazing human rights activist, received numerous awards as a result, been lionized by the press, and been the subject of a flattering documentary.
Like Yearwood and Miller, Beggs is also backed and advised by a number of powerful organizations, such as the ACLU, the Human Rights Campaign and Athlete Ally. Earlier this year, Athlete Ally denounced and kicked out tennis champ Martina Navratilova, one of its cofounders, for objecting to males who identify as female being allowed to compete girls and women's sports, and for believing that sports governing authorities should not permit females jacked up on T to compete against females who aren't doping - positions that Navratilova's longtime friend and coach Renee Richards and many other "old school" transsexuals heartily agree with.
In January 2019, Beggs obtained a new birth certificate stating that Beggs' natal sex is male.https://www.outsports.com/2019/3/18/18266836/transgender-wrestler-mack-beggs-tells-his-storyhttps://www.star-telegram.com/sports/dfwvarsity/article226444165.html#storylink=cpy