Cypress Ranch senior Kayla Fitts, who was 52-0 this season before falling to Beggs 11-2 in Saturday’s semifinal match, told The Dallas Morning News , “The strength definitely was the difference. I didn’t anticipate how strong he was.”
Asked whether she believed having to wrestle Beggs was fair, Fitts firmly responded, “No.”
“I understand if you want to transition your gender,” she said. "I understand that totally. But there’s a time and a place.
“You can do that after high school. Or if you want to do it, you can quit the sport. Because I don’t think it’s fair at all that you’re taking testosterone. That’s steroids. I know it’s not a lot. But still.”
Not surprisingly Texas’s legal framework revolves around the novel concept that Texans who carry XX chromosomes and those who carry XY should be treated differently because they are in fact physically different.
The transgender girl is hiding behind Texas’s “safe harbor” law to gain an unfair advantage (safe harbor law states that if steroids are medically prescribed then the high school athlete in question cannot be barred from competing based on use of said steroids).
Her excuse is that the authorities insist she wrestle girls so she has no choice. She’s wrong, of course, as the girl she beat badly in the semifinals rightly points out.
So the Texas “safe harbor” law need to change if such ftm girls refuse to treat their classmates fairly. Once again we see that gender changes are not always done through demands only; they will require changes in the law as well.
Transgenders making such demands is not exactly the way to change hearts and minds. If the girl who is now “transitioning” to male (with the help of exogenous steroids) realizes her dream to wrestle collegiately, I suspect she’ll learn that she’s begun her collegiate career with the black mark of refusing to behave honorably when “he” was a high school wrestler.