Really though, I think you need to understand that this isn't satire.
A biological man has been named "sportswoman of the year":
Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was recently dubbed University of Otago sportswoman of the year during the Blues awards, according to New Zealand's Otago Daily Times.
Hubbard was reportedly the first transgender winner of the award during the event's more than 100 year history. The outlet continued:
'The Queenstown athlete became the first openly transgender woman to compete at the Olympics when she [sic] contested the women's 87+kg at the Tokyo Games this year. The 43-year-old was eliminated from the event when she [sic] failed to make a successful lift in the snatch. Her [sic] achievement was recognised with the sportswoman of the year award at University of Otago and OUSA Blues and Golds Awards on Tuesday.'
Sounds great, right?
We're just celebrating #Progress, after all!
Like all woke facades, however, the narrative falls apart as soon as you replace "transgender woman" with "biological man named Gavin who spent the first 35 years of his life as a pro weightlifter."
In a statement to the newspaper, Hubbard said he was "grateful for all of the support and kindness received from the teaching staff and students at Otago University."
"It is not possible for athletes to complete at the Olympic level without the encouragement and aroha of friends, family and supporters. This award belongs to everyone who has been part of my Olympic journey," Hubbard noted.
It's important to note that Hubbard completely flamed out at the Olympics: he not only failed to medal, but he – as 42-year-old guy – lost to a bunch of 20-something-year-old women.
If asked about Hubbard's "historic" award, I think the international community of female athletes might respond like they did to Hubbard's participation in the Games this year.
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