Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Martina Navratilova, now a Conservative? Really?

Outspoken radical feminist, professional lesbian agitator and sportswoman Martina Navratilova is now a Conservative.
"It's insane and it's cheating," the famously gay tennis star said in a Sunday op-ed published by the Sunday Times.
"Letting men compete as women simply if they change their name and take hormones is unfair — no matter how those athletes may throw their weight around," Navratilova said of transgender players' efforts to be recognized under their "chosen" gender.
This is not her first transgression against the Received Word:

This is far from the first time the 62-year-old player has spoken out against transgender players. Only a few months ago the multiple Wimbledon winner wrote on Twitter that men can't just "proclaim" themselves a female and then play against real women. "There must be some standards," she wrote, "and having a penis and competing as a woman would not fit that standard."

I do fear that Ms. Navratilova will now discover that the obvious biological truth is not a defense.

On the bright side, this particular bridge-too-far is separating the Reality Based people from the fruitcakes. Madam Martina has picked Reality over politically correct insanity, so I'm willing to cut her a little slack on the man-hatred. Some girls have good reasons for that sort of thing, and it falls under the "free country" exception. In a free country, you're free to be filled with hate all you want. Hard way to go through life, but none of my business.

The Phantom

Update: That didn't take long!

Athlete Ally, a group advocating LGBT inclusion in sports, has severed ties with tennis legend Martina Navratilova despite her longstanding advocacy for gay rights. Her crime? She disagreed with the idea that biological women should be forced to compete with biological men in sports, and especially tennis. To Athlete Ally, this constitutes heresy against transgender identity.
"Martina Navratilova’s recent comments on trans athletes are transphobic, based on a false understanding of science and data, and perpetuate dangerous myths that lead to the ongoing targeting of trans people through discriminatory laws, hateful stereotypes and disproportionate violence," Athlete Ally said in a statement announcing they were severing ties with the openly gay tennis legend.
How long before all the chickenshit sports gear companies dump all Martina's sponsorships? Couple more days. maybe?


Francis W. Porretto said...

Navratilova waited quite a while to open her eyes. Or was she unaware of Renee Richards?

The Phantom said...

Right? Seems unlikely she would change, she's old and crusty like me.

What happened is the Lefty purity spiral left her behind. They finally found the one thing she isn't going to put up with, and they chucked her under the bus.

WiFi Lunchbox Guy said...

"The periodic reflowering of what [s]he decrees obsolete makes life bitter for the progressive." -- Nicolás Gómez Dávila

In this case, the reflowering of sexual dimorphism thanks to the fertilizer tanker cars of the Tranz Train.

Reziac said...

Well, I wouldn't call her a conservative, even if she's been sent to the back of the progressive bus. From her twitter timeline:

"Sickening. The GOP steals elections and they sure stole these three SCOTUS seats. ... your guy (trump), is still vile."

I think that tells you pretty much all you need to know about her base beliefs.

Shame, since she was the only tennis player I liked (not my sport, otherwise). One can hope her notions get mugged by other realities.

The Phantom said...

Hi Rez. Martina is acting as stand-in for every non-crazy Liberal out there. She hates Trump because he pushes her Liberal buttons as hard as he can, every chance he gets.

But it doesn't matter. Trump only won because he thumbed his nose at the same people who just threw Martina under the bus. That bus is driving away, and she's not on it. She doesn't have a gang to belong to anymore.

Every Liberal in the USA who isn't down with the Occasional-Cortex/BurnBurn socialists is right where Martina is. Picking themselves up off the pavement, watching the nice comfy Lefty-bus drive away.

Who are the ONLY people going to listen to Martina and the Reality-based Liberals?


That puts them on our side no matter how much they hate Trump. Otherwise they get tranny-tennis and guy-in-a-dress in their locker room.