Or when MMA fighter Fallon Fox announced that she wanted to compete against other women, upsetting the fourth male lead of NewsRadio:
The Daily Banter
Where is Andy Dick's hot take? That's the real story.
Several MMA fighters and pros have said that Fox shouldn't fight women. The argument is that since trans athletes produce more testosterone (not after surgery) and have mightier skeletons (not really), we shouldn't let them compete with "female-all-along" ones. Sure, that almost makes sense (if you ignore the parentheticals), but it sounds somehow familiar ...
Where We've Heard It Before:
"The integrity of sports" has been used to justify discrimination for a long time. Look no further than the color barrier, which kept talented black athletes from playing in the major leagues until the middle of the 20th Century. Even after they were allowed in, other players would still refuse to play with them -- not because they were racist, of course, but because tradition.
"Them's the rules, nothing we can do about it!" -- the people who make the rules