In my novel Gender Fraud: a fiction, several people discuss the negative effect of gender recognition legislation on women’s sports (in a nutshell, it allows men to compete in women’s events and often they win … sponsorships, scholarships …) and one person suggests that sports should be categorized not by sex but, instead, by directly relevant factors, such as muscle mass (proportion and position), height, weight, even foot size (for swimming) …
I’d go further and say let’s just forget sports competition altogether, because, really, can we ever make it fair? Determining what we have is hard enough; determining what we’ve been born with and what we’ve developed is near impossible. Why not just have athletic activity? Why this obsessive desire to figure out who’s best? Who wins? (And who’s a LOSER …) Enough with the ‘You get a medal and all those advertising contracts because on a given day you ran a certain distance a tenth of a second faster than a bunch of other people.
Sports scholarships in particular have got to go. On what grounds is admission to an institute of learning justified by athletic achievement?
Because yes, universities are, should be, places for the intellect. They prepare scholars, architects, engineers, psychologists, mathematicians, biologists, physicists, chemists, doctors, lawyers … What place do football players have there? And it’s not like they (the football players) don’t cost a ridiculous amount of money to be there. Money that could be used for library resources, labs, etc. So in addition, perhaps prior, to the elimination of sports scholarships to universities, I call for the elimination of sports at universities. (And so, too, the elimination of sports competitions between universities.) Sure, let’s have gyms and fields. Physical activity often enhances mental activity. Activity. Competition is not required.