It was only just recently that two teenage biological males dominated a girls’ high school state track championship in Connecticut.
One female participant, who was pushed to a lower place finish and lost her chance to compete in the New England regionals, is continuing to bravely speak out against what she sees as the imminent destruction of her sport and the decimation of the athletic dreams that she and other girls share.
The Daily Signal news publication has made sure 16-year-old Selina Soule’s quest to save female athletics stays alive by creating a powerful video about what she has to say.
“No one thinks it’s fair because we all know that males are physically stronger than females and they compete at a higher level,” Selina, the daughter of a Romania immigrant, told The Daily Signal. “In those meets, there’s no way that one of us biological girls will be able to outrun those transgender athletes.”
“Yes, it has been affecting track and field in Connecticut, but the door is open there for any sport,” said her mother Bianca Stanescu, who has been helping her in this battle.
“Eventually, it’s going to get to the point where the biological females will be on the sidelines, watching their own sports,” Selina warned.
Bianca explained that U.S. House Democrats’ H.R. 5 bill, which is intended to help transgender athletics, “will set no difference between a boy and a girl, and as a result, women will be completely eradicated from sports.”
Aside from harming the success of women, who Democrats claim to be the champion of, allowing biological males to compete against girls could put them in great physical danger.
“It’s away taking the opportunity to win for the girls, but in sports that have physical contact, it could become a serious safety issue,” Bianca, a runner herself, added.
For Selina to be willing to speak out publicly, especially in a heavily Democratic state like Connecticut, is a really big deal.
“No one thinks it’s fair, but everyone is afraid of retaliation from the media, from kids around their school, from other athletes, coaches, school administrators,” the teen girl explained. “They don’t want to attract attention to themselves, and they don’t want to be seen as a target for potential bullying and threats.”
Selina, who works very hard to the best runner and long jumper she can be, hopes to compete in the Olympics someday, but says “it can be difficult showcasing my talents to coaches from around the country, as they only look at the results online. They see the first and/or second place girl so far ahead of the rest of the girls. And they’re going to reach out to and try to recruit those two top girls versus everyone else since they’re so far behind in time.”
Both Selina and her mom addressed the long-term damage they already see happening in female athletics.
“[Selina] doesn’t go there to become second best,” her mom said. “She wants to win. And when that is not even on the table any longer, what is the drive to do it?”
“I think it’s gotten to the point where some girls are starting to stray away from those events” where transgender athletes are competing, her daughter said.
“It’s frustrating when you know that you run your best, and no matter what, your best is never going to be enough.”
Watch the powerful video below: