The most recent episode of Comedy Central’s South Park focuses on how transsexual athletes are “breaking” multiple records in various organized sports demarcated by gender.
This week’s show features a pro-wrestler Randy Savage-like antagonist who demolishes “her” competitors at the “Strong Woman” meet, to the tune of the “Strong Woman” theme song, which sounds remarkably similar to Blue Oyster Cult’s 1977 monster homage, “Godzilla.”
As expected, the episode has earned the ire of major media and pro-transsexual commentators, who point to South Park creators’ “transphobia.” This dynamic is anticipated in the show’s featured “PC babies”, the offspring of South Park’s excessively PC male (he/him) school principal and his body building female (she/her) spouse.
Sophia Narwitz, a male at birth who now identifies as a woman, writes at RT that the phenomenon has reached limits worthy of lampooning.
Trans athletes like Rachel Mckkinnon are destroying cycling records. Mary Gregory broke four women’s powerlifting records in a single day. Two transgender students won top prize at a girl’s state championship track event. And there’s many more similar stories. But one cannot question or criticize this new phenomena as the media and far left reactionaries pile on with hate and accusations of bigotry.
Their mindset is muddying the water of a topic that needs debate. LGBT activists can argue that trans athletes don’t have an edge, but they do. I myself am biologically male. Hormones may have refined my features, softened my skin, and given me boobs. Some muscle mass may have even been redistributed or lessened, but much of it remains the same, as does my unchanging skeletal structure. If I was to train and then compete in sports, I would have an edge.
The episode also pokes fun at how federal legislation is arrived at, and has a “happy” resolution where South Park school girls who through a newly-created law establish a gender-specific gaming club where they give the incredibly “successful” trans athlete a true run for “her” money.
Is the show “funny”? That arguably depends on whether one considers transgenders a marginalized group. Given the transgender movement’s now considerable influence on public policy and much of the corporate sector, one may certainly contend that South Park’s creators return full circle to what made the cartoon a household name–thoughtful (albeit often crude) criticism of mainstream institutions and culture.