Local internet commenter Jane Roberts has today reacted with shock and surprise upon learning that a local trans athlete didn’t undergo years of medical evaluation, social upheaval, surgery, and discrimination, in order to perform slightly better in a local state-level volleyball competition.
“It just doesn’t make sense,” said Jane. “Are you telling me trans people aren’t just in it for the glory of becoming this season’s regional state champion in the over 18s women’s beach volleyball runoffs? God, personally I’d do anything for that kind of fame and glory.”
“Besides, as we all know transitioning is the only way to win at sport these days,” continued Jane. “Why just look at the top athletes in the world over the last 50 years! Sure none of them are transgendered, but we have to remain vigilant don’t we? I mean what if we spent our time focusing on something less important like the imminent climate collapse, and then a trans person snuck through and won a running competition? Could you imagine the effect that would have on people’s lives?”
“No, we have to make sure all our focus as a society continues to be solely placed on trans people in sports. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to rush to the second floor as my house appears to be flooding. No doubt because of trans people.”