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一项关于美国人对跨性别运动员看法的新《华盛顿邮报》民意调查提供了很多值得思考的地方。 我发现页边距比标题更有趣。 就像,这 2% 的人是谁认为变性女孩在身体上 DIS在青少年运动中与顺性别女孩竞争时的优势? 他们为什么会这样想?

另一个要点是,16% 的受访者有一个亲密的朋友或家人是变性人。 六分之一! 作为一名在家工作的作家和漫画家——但在美国最多元化的城市纽约市——显然,我需要走出去结识更多的人。 上周,皮尤的一项民意调查发现,大约 1% 的美国人是非二元的,对于 3 至 18 岁的人来说,这个数字上升到 29%。我认识数百人,其中包括许多千禧一代。 在一个拥有 3.3 万人口的国家,我怎么不认识任何非二进制的人?

但我一直在想的最多的是一个在我们的社会中根深蒂固的问题,它根本不是问题:竞争是一件好事。

邮政调查的大多数受访者反对允许跨性别女性参加任何级别的竞技体育对抗顺式女性。 然而,大多数人也担心跨性别运动员的心理健康可能会因为这样的禁令而受到影响——这意味着,即使在一些认为这种竞争不公平的人中,也有人担心跨性别运动员被剥夺了竞争的机会其他从事体育运动的女性也会遭受心理伤害。

这是一个棘手的问题。 正如跨性别运动员所争论的那样,体育运动中的性别隔离本身就是任意的,因为一些顺式女性比一些顺式男性具有固有的生物学优势。 任何使体育比赛更公平的尝试,如拳击和摔跤的重量等级,本质上都是任意的。 它停在哪里? 我们要根据球员的身高有不同的篮球联赛吗? 152 到 164 磅的体重等级是否应该更细地划分? 到盎司?

允许每个人不分性别地相互竞争几乎没有政治兴趣,原因很明显:在大多数运动中,出生为男性的人平均比出生为女性的人拥有更大更强壮的身体和荷尔蒙优势。 消除性别鸿沟将有效地将一半的人类降级为校内运动员,除了参与的快乐和满足之外,没有机会赢得任何东西。

但是,竞争有什么好处呢? 就个人而言,这个顺式男性总是发现各种竞争——在运动中、在工作中、在艺术中——都是有害的。

我在 1970 年代中期上小学,当时足球刚刚在美国站稳脚跟。 在我所在的俄亥俄州小镇,它开始时完全是校内的。 我注册并喜欢它。 (这与这里无关,但我做得很好。)然后他们将校内联赛转变为我们今天拥有的有竞争力的球队。 教练,然后是球员,认真对待胜利。 他们变得刻薄。 成年男子命令我们这些孩子瞄准对手球队中最好的球员并伤害他们,使他们无法比赛。 已经不好玩了,所以我放弃了。

竞争毁掉了我尝试过的每一项运动:田径、摔跤、棒球。 获胜是唯一重要的事情。 我的队友很快就接受了说垃圾话的击球手。 我发现练习犯规了。 对我来说,游戏不是你以牺牲他人为代价的事情。 我并不孤单:调查数据显示,70% 的孩子在 13 岁时退出有组织的运动。

研究表明,竞争会导致抑郁、焦虑和自残。 难怪! 竞争把除了赢家以外的所有人都变成了输家。 我在哥伦比亚大学工程学院的教授们在曲线上评分的做法说明了美国赢家通吃文化的荒谬性。 无论班上的学生多么出色,我们中的一半人都会得到“F”。 当然,客观地说,我们在数学和科学方面都非常出色,我们都在努力工作; 否则我们不会被录取。 客观地说,我们都应该得到“As”。 取而代之的是,CU 建立了一个系统,他们将数千名迄今为止在他们的高中表现最好的学生变成了被开除的失败者,其中包括我在内的四分之三的学生被开除,并因数千美元的学生贷款而失业。

由于评分竞争激烈,49% 的学生每天都会感到很大的压力。 教育者应该考虑效仿汉普郡学院的例子,该学院不发布字母等级。

如果你有一份工作,你就会知道职场竞争是多么令人沮丧。 棕鼻子胜过那些努力工作的人。 聪明的员工会被那些不会用难题威胁同事的人忽视。 不公平的促销活动惹恼了人们。 与没有人升职的同事相比,员工在同事升职后辞职的可能性更大。

艺术竞争是愚蠢和破坏性的。 是什么让一首歌、一件雕塑或一部卡通片比另一部“更好”? 这纯粹是主观口味的问题。 谁获得奥斯卡奖、托尼奖或诺贝尔奖通常与当代政治和评委会的组成有关,而不是作品的质量。

管理普利策奖的哥伦比亚大学决定取消社论漫画部分,转而支持广泛的插图评论类别,其中还包括漫画新闻、连环画、图画小说、杂志插图,你能想到的。 实际上,他们将社论漫画家赢得普利策奖的机会从渺茫降至零,这对一个几乎灭绝的职业来说是不利的,这就是为什么我在反对它的请愿信中加上我的名字。

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不过,在某种程度上,他们帮了我们一个忙。 除了少数例外,在每年公布获胜者和决赛选手之后,我们 99% 的失败者之间都会接连打来电话。 我们不同意获胜者的选择。 我们哀叹被冷落的伟大工作。 我们想知道它发生的房间到底发生了什么; 陪审员在想什么?为什么他们的审议不负责任? 最重要的是,我们想知道我们能做些什么,如果有的话——剧透,可能什么都没有——来赢得我们自己? 即使是胜利者也是失败者,因为他们知道很少有人为他们的胜利感到高兴。 我已经从事这项工作超过 XNUMX 年了,我不记得有任何获胜者受到同事们的普遍赞誉的欢迎。

如果你不能赢,你就不能输。

泰德·拉尔(推特:@tedrall),政治漫画家、专栏作家和图画小说家,是一本关于一名记者变坏的新图画小说的作者,“The Stringer”。

 
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  1. What if the Pulitzer Prize board abolished all the annual awards and gave awards
    only for lifetime achievement? It’s much easier for hucksters to fool people for one,
    two, or three years than for twenty years or more. Time removes the one element,
    novelty, which can cloud our judgment as to the true creative worth of artworks,
    which are like fruit trees: some years you get a bountiful crop with many branches
    sagging under the weight of numerous fruits, and other years you get only a few
    withered fruits not worth harvesting, and we still don’t know all the factors which
    cause fruit trees to produce bountiful crops one year and sparse crops the next year.
    I’ve always thought it was ridiculous that only one editorial cartoon out of all the
    many editorial cartoons published in the same year that seemed just as good to
    impartial observers should be deemed to be “The Best Editorial Cartoon of the
    Year.” Abolish all annual awards now and give prizes only for lifetime achievement!

  2. Altai 说:

    另一个要点是,16% 的受访者有一个亲密的朋友或家人是变性人。 六分之一! 作为一名在家工作的作家和漫画家——但在美国最多元化的城市纽约市——显然,我需要走出去结识更多的人。 上周,皮尤的一项民意调查发现,大约 1% 的美国人是非二元的,对于 3 至 18 岁的人来说,这个数字上升到 29%。我认识数百人,其中包括许多千禧一代。 在一个拥有 3.3 万人口的国家,我怎么不认识任何非二进制的人?

    You don’t notice them because most transgenders are young girls with BPD. And NBs (Sometimes known called by themselves as Enbies) as Non-Binaries are the most potentially poseurish. Imagine all the girls who call themselves ‘bisexual’ but who never go out with girls.

    This is the big shift and it’s situated much younger among Gen Z, so unless you’re spending an unhealthy amount of time among 13-19 year olds when they’re in school, you won’t see them so much. You also might not notice due to both the fact that transition from female to male being more convincing due to the effects of testosterone being additive or because when it doesn’t do such a good job they just kind of look like girls with quirky fashion sense since it’s not so socially transgressive for a women to wear male style clothing. (And a lot of them who do choose a weird style of male clothes no actual man would wear, making them seem more feminine)

    This pattern, seen at the main Tavistock clinic in the UK shows up exactly the same all over the Western world. ‘Trans’ means teenage girls now, they will actually make up the bulk.

    You can watch the endless parade of human tragedy here.

    xxxhttps://www.reddit.com/r/ftm/

  3. BuelahMan 说:

    但是,竞争有什么好处呢? 就个人而言,这个顺式男性总是发现各种竞争——在运动中、在工作中、在艺术中——都是有害的。

    And it may be the reason why your writing has never really gotten any better in all the years you push this garbage.

    • 同意: Legba
    • 哈哈: Patrick Gibbs
  4. There is no such thing as “transgender” people. The term itself is a hoax.

    • 同意: Adam Smith
  5. bro3886 说:

    Almost a parody article on leftist cloud-cuckoo-land, participation trophy “thinking.”

    • 回复: @Patrick Gibbs
  6. Cris M. 说:

    – there’s those words again. It’s been bugging more and more lately the ‘trans gender’ stuff. You can’t change chromosomes, also no such thing as ‘intersex’ or other nonsense. People can take hormones to look different but doesn’t change underneath. Other thing, gender should be j not g, If it was jender it looks neutral, makes no dif talking about male or female, though then they made up ‘trans gender’, which the g makes it look ‘nice’, when people could also be predators. Male and female are separate labels, but ‘trans gender’ is only one, a bit too convenient has a femy angle when anyone appearing opposite whether male or female would bend toward male tendency, not female, regardless of appearance.

    Had said before in another comment the cons label others to use whole groups such as homos, claiming to speak for all of them, which is false, same with people who want to look opposite. If someone wants to look opposite, don’t really care as long it isn’t a supremacist thing, but that’s where this has gone, or if its a cover for power, men posing as female, if someone were say a judge, for instance in a sports thing, that should be something to know, because they could favor their own, but we wouldn’t know. Not all of them have green hair or look obvious, some are less obvious, blend in. Also, the ‘cis gender’ thing, what’s that, ‘siz jender’. We already have male/female, why make up ‘siz jender’, ugly word.

    People are sitting for a lot of false framing. Need to make own labels, if someone appeared opposite and was a predator then transvestite would be more accurate, or if its a person who appears opposite but isn’t doing as some sort of power, maybe wanrev, for want to appear reversed, basic ok label. Whatever, need to use different labels for different people, because not all are the same. We can make our own labels, share among ourselves where we live, that’s how to overcome media anyway. Wanted to comment on main point of article and may later, this subject distracts. Need some breakfast.

  7. Slide 说:

    There was a phrase that went around some years ago, learned helplessness. The wide list of things in the piece sort of form that. The supposed awards type things mentioned, have always been propaganda to me, sort of in the same vein as supposed polls, which aren’t actually to inform, but to steer people, by inferring -others think a certain way. Would agree organized sports isn’t a good thing, though people should get out more and take a walk. A little physical exercise is good for the mind.

  8. ruralguy 说:

    Good point about the college weeder courses. The practice seems universal. Almost 50 years ago, my college of Science and Engineering used two semesters of Physics as weeder courses, as well as the Calculus sequence. On the first lecture day, the Physics Professor said to several hundred students: “50% of you will fail this course.” He did fail 50%. The next semester, the same thing happened. The college forced out 75% of the students, through Physics alone. The practice seemed unusually cruel and unnecessary. Unnecessary, because the college had chosen the top 10% of students in the application process, so those admitted could easily handle the course work. Cruel, because it created a huge stress on the students. I survived it. But, I was surprised to see the same weeding happening to my children. They too have survived it, but not their friends. It was sad hearing heartbreaking stories of these joyful kids being forced out. All of their dreams were shot down in a very cruel process.

  9. PJ London 说:

    “Oh how the losers whine.”
    This has got to be the dumbest rant ever. I want to play tennis, do I go to a court and play anyone who turns up? Federer may not find me much of an opponent and why would I bother to play against a 6 year old in a wheel chair? I played hockey (field) and in a reasonable league, the semi-pros beat us 30 nil and we have no ‘fun’ fetching the ball from the net, but the lower leagues provide no enjoyment when we beat them 20 nil.
    Approximately 200,000 new books get published every year, I am supposed to read them all or choose the authors I enjoy and those which come recommended by people I trust?
    If I advertise for an employee and get 10,000 replies do I have to take them all? Only the first?
    I reads Unz because it has (had) incredibly good articles. Unfortunately many of the writers no longer publish on Unz; Dinh, Hopkins, Reed at al. but Unz is only one of 100,000 websites, am I supposed to visit them all.
    The ranking of ability and preferences is what allows us to handle the complexity of life.
    The only people who rail against achievement are those who never had one.

  10. @bro3886

    But mommy said I was special! Teacher said I was smart! I’m a handsome boy!

    How is it even possible that a grown man published this without dying of embarrassment?

  11. Notsofast 说:

    the simple solution would be to give the rainbow crowd their own olympics/league. an open division where anything goes and anyone can compete, all 247 genders, dog people and their handlers, furries, bronies, unicorns, gimps etc. i’m seeing a blend of the special olympics, an akc show and a good old fashion circus freak show. now that’s entertainment, ppv would be huge.

  12. tyrone 说:

    如果你不能赢,你就不能输。

    …..poor Ted ,was elementary school rough……no , really ,I understand .

  13. SafeNow 说:

    Back a zillion years ago, swim practice was limited to one hour in the pool. That was in high school, and in college (which was not NCAA). I’m pretty sure the practice length of the other teams were about the same. I was happy with this; I had other things to do. And an hour seemed about right anyway. If I had spent three hours in the pool, the improvement at the margin would have been minimal. I was what I was. It would have been drudgery. I think most parents today would want it this way. And most athletes would also, although many would never admit it.

  14. Cris M. 说:

    Well aside of what I posted before, the main part of article on competing, have come to view most things people see as ‘normal’ as a setup of distraction from what matters, and division in some way, though on competing, only had personal sense of something negative, over-focus on ‘winner’ etc so tended toward individual sports, skiing etc.

    In looking at it more, myself put it together as yet more of scheme of those who direct us down, to stay in their false frame. Their govermnt, states, courts, police, keep people ‘watching’ instead of doing, then when someone tries to defend or go against their schemes, alone, are defeated because we don’t gang with others, for ideas or energy, mutual support. Even just a few friends with same ideals can make an energy difference. They in the systems are gangs, which could be a thing also, they keep us competing against each other -so we don’t focus on them. Hmm. In any event the part in article Ted noticing the difference of doing some soccer then having it turn to more negative division, instead of fun exercise, have same memory.

    This much everyone knows, ignoring situations lets others grab power. It’s obvious people need to change focuses, though beside knowing situations are wrong, some miss what to look at to change, in ourselves or others, so we are better able. The article point on competing is something hadn’t considered before, just in a basic way. Interesting perspective.

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  15. The one form of competition from which it is difficult to exclude onself is competition for a mate and begetting of descendants. You will die and the only way you will leave descendants is by convincing some member of the opposite sex to choose you as a partner instead of someone else. If you choose not to have descendants you are a genetic dead end.

  16. Beobachter 说:

    Ted is our token lib here, so give him a break!

    I think there is some definite truth to the idea that too much competition can suck the joy out of a pastime. Maybe that’s why, though electronics was my hobby as a youth, as soon as I had enough money saved, I quit the engineering field.

    Isn’t it interesting that American business has been going on and on about the pursuit of excellence over these last decades… as the nation has declined.

    By the way, I never heard of a school which required instructors to fail half of the class. Was that really a thing? In my experience over nearly 20 years of US and European schooling, when an instructor was grading on a curve, that meant that students’ grades were raised, not lowered.

    I hope the obnoxious term cis-gender never becomes accepted by real people.

    • 回复: @Wyatt
  17. Mac_ 说:

    Contest type things always seemed conjured, with the Obama and nobel prize thing it should have been the end of delusion about supposed institutions or winners.

  18. Wyatt 说:
    @Beobachter

    Ted has the bad habit of capitalizing the tard in libtard.

  19. Wokechoke 说:

    certainly baseball should be just a bit of fun.

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