The transgender MMA fighter who broke a female opponent’s skull is the “bravest athlete in history” according to an LGBTQ sports publication.
Cyd Zeigler of Outsports spoke with transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox last week to talk about “the vicious online attacks she weathered” for competing against biological women.
In particular, Zeigler makes mention of an infamous 2014 fight in which Fox beat his female opponent, Tamika Brents, so severely, that she suffered a broken skull and concussion. The fight lasted one round and was over in almost two-and-a-half minutes.
Zeigler points to a Caldron Pool article detailing the incident and claims the fight has been “twisted by anti-trans forces to paint her as a criminal assailant.”
According to Zeigler: “The people looking to ban trans women from women’s sports quickly twisted that into the misleading headline: Transgender MMA Fighter Breaks Skull of Her Female Opponent. The crux of their campaign is to build an aura of rarity around the fight and point to Fox being trans as the reason for the outcome.”
Speaking with Zeigler, Fox dismissed the idea that being born a biological male gave him an unfair advantage over his biologically female opponents:
This happens all the time. I’m not the first female MMA fighter who’s broken another fighter’s bones or caused a large amount of stitches or a concussion or any combination of those.
And people will of course, because I’m trans, hold it up as this devastating thing that couldn’t possibly happen if I weren’t trans. But there are many different examples of similar things happening.
However, after being on the brutal-receiving end of this level of inclusivity, Fox’s female opponent suggests otherwise. In an interview following the match, Ms Brents said:
I’ve fought a lot of women and have never felt the strength that I felt in a fight as I did that night, I can’t answer whether it’s because she was born a man or not because I’m not a doctor.
I can only say, I’ve never felt so overpowered ever in my life and I am an abnormally strong female in my own right… I still disagree with Fox fighting. Any other job or career I say have a go at it, but when it comes to a combat sport I think it just isn’t fair.
In a video for PragerU, Ashley McGuire, author of Sex Scandal: The Drive to Abolish Male and Female, says that while the idea that gender is a personal choice might sound enlightened to some, it’s actually very anti-scientific and especially anti-women.
Ms McGuire explains:
That’s because the men-and-women-are-the-same argument invariably leads women to be judged against a male standard. Or, to put it another way, to be more of a woman, a woman has to be more like a man….
For the tiny percentage of people who experience gender dysphoria, we should have nothing but compassion. We should do everything we can to help them and protect their dignity, but we don’t need to overturn biologically defined sex differences to do so.
Men and women are inherently different, and women, in particular, will pay an especially high price if we continue to pretend otherwise.