Opinion

Apia, WS​ – I’ll never forget the scene in Austin Powers when he accused a woman of being a man. He grabbed her by the hair and tried to pull it off as if it was a wig. While doing this, he screamed one of the funniest lines of the movie. That’s not your mother, it’s a man, baby! I found this line to be hilarious and still say it to this day. But, here’s what I don’t find funny. Laurel Hubbard claiming to be a woman, while breaking new weightlifting records.

Laurel Hubbard
Laurel Hubbard (Courtesy: TVNZ)

I know that left-wing fanatics are going to get extremely heated over this, but I’ll tell you what. I truly don’t care, because unlike our politicians, I’m not afraid to stand up to them.

Laurel Hubbard is the son of New Zealand politician and millionaire businessman Richard John “Dick” Hubbard. Did you read that sentence carefully? The Son!

This man in a skirt swept away the competition to win first prize at the Australian International weightlifting tournament in Melbourne. Many women have declared it unfair, but were completely ignored, because New Zealand politicians have decided that Laurel Hubbard is still a transgender woman.

Garry Marshall, president of Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand, told the New Zealand Herald that his organization’s stance is decided, despite competitors’ feelings on the matter.

It doesn’t matter that Laurel Hubbard Hubbard set four new national records during his performance in the over-90 kilogram (198 pounds) category, eventually lifting 268 kilograms (591 pounds) by the end of it, beating the runner-up by 40 pounds.

Laurel Hubbard
Laurel Hubbard, flanked by his runner’s up in the women’s weightlighting competition. Hubbard won gold at the Pacific Games in Samoa. (Courtesy: Samoa Observer)

All Marshall could come up with was the following statement.

We have to follow the policy of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF),” Marshall said. “They do not acknowledge in any way the gender identity of an athlete other than male or female; they’re not described as transgender.”

According to the committee, a transgender woman must prove that his total testosterone level in serum has been below 10 nanomoles per liter for at least 12 months prior to his first competition. These are according to the rules set by the IOC issued in 2015.

Obviously, Laurel Hubbard has met these strict requirements, because he’s allowed to compete in New Zealand.

I have a problem with this. No man should try to claim to be a woman. It’s a disgrace to us men, and very disrespectful to women.

You can lower your testosterone all you want. The average woman has 0.12 – 1.79 NMOL/L of testosterone, which is nothing compared to the 10 NMOL/L maximum testosterone levels the IOC permits to pump through their your body. You’re still going to have a larger bone structure and more muscle mass compared to women. It’s already there from being born male.

You might not be able to compete against other men and win, due to lowering your testosterone. But I can assure you that you’re going to beat the women easily, such as Laurel Hubbard did. Winning the gold medal by beating the runner up by 40 pounds is a joke.

Laurel Hubbard
Laurel Hubbard (Credit: Scott Barbour / Getty Images)

As a guy, I’ve studied weightlifting and bodybuilding extensively. And I’ve done bodybuilding and weightlifting very seriously.

In no way would I make a fool out of myself by competing against women and bragging about it afterwards.

What’s funny is that if a professional athlete were to take steroids and compete, that athlete would be stripped of their title if busted.

But if a man competes against a woman, it’s perfectly fine?

Honestly, I’m tired of this bizarre left-wing extremist nonsense that’s spreading across the globe, and I’m sure many others are, too.

It’s time to break this cycle of B.S., just like these guys are breaking records, and give women their sports back.

Read more on this story

Transgender weightlifter Hubbard beats home favourites at Samoa 2019 after driving incident revealed
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New Zealand transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard clinched two gold medals as weightlifting competition concluded here today, while a dramatic men’s over 109 kilograms event saw Tonga’s Aisake Tuitupou benefit from mistakes from his rivals.”

Laurel Hubbard wins gold at Pacific Games after losing name supression battle
Stuff.co.nz
Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has won gold at the Pacific Games in Samoa, a day after her failed bid to keep her name suppressed over a driving charge went public.

Male-To-Female Transgender Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Sets New Records, Wins Gold
All That’s Interesting
Laurel Hubbard, a weightlifter from New Zealand, may have swept away the competition to win first prize at the Australian International weightlifting tournament in Melbourne this past wekeend, but her status as a male-to-female transgender woman has raised the ire of her competitors.

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