Transgender Wrestling Controversy – Should Mack Wrestle Girls or Boys?

By Faye Higbee

Mack Beggs, 17, is a transgender wrestler for Trinity High School in Euless, Texas. Her birth certificate says she is female, so the school is saying she has to wrestle girls. She competed in the state match on Saturday. But there is a problem: she is halfway through the medications- the testosterone- that will make her male, which parents says is an unfair advantage to the girl wrestlers. So they have filed a lawsuit to force the school to put her in the male competition.

Update: Mack Beggs has won the State wrestling championship in the girls division.

The state championship was this weekend, so it’s a little late now.

So far this season she has been wrestling the girls – and winning. Mack herself has stated she’d rather wrestle boys, but the school’s policy is based on the birth certificate.

Let’s be real: men are generally stronger than women. The hormone replacement therapy and any other medications he has been taking are designed to change her body chemistry radically, making her stronger and more powerful than the girls. She is two YEARS into the change process.

According to Medical News Today, Testosterone regulates several things in a man’s body: Bone mass, fat distribution, muscle size and strength. There are other medications associated with this change in gender as well.

The changing of gender is often referred to as “gender dysphoria.” It’s the  “discomfort” a person feels when their body doesn’t match their assigned gender.

“The main psychiatric approaches to treatment for persons diagnosed with gender dysphoria are psychotherapy or to support the individual’s preferred gender through hormone therapy, gender expression and role, or surgery.”

Are these drugs “performance-enhancing”? If so, sports programs nationwide do not allow them. The Texas UIL (University Interscholastic League) apparently does. But just because Mack’s birth certificate says she is a girl, does not mean her body is still female. She has cruised to a relatively easy win over the girls in her weight class with a record of 54-0.

Many parents are upset over the mismatch.

“Look at how beefed up she is! It’s because she’s taking an enhancement. Whether she’s a boy, girl, wants to be purple or blue it doesn’t matter. When you’re using a drug and you’re 10 times stronger than the person you’re wrestling because of that drug that (shouldn’t be) allowed.” Patti Overstreet

Texas says it’s not likely the birth certificate rule will be changed, since 95% of Texas School Superintendents voted for it. With President Trump removing the transgender protections, now the state of Texas will have to decide how to handle these kinds of issues.

Thanks, public schools, for pushing your liberal agenda onto children and putting them in these kinds of situations.