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Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

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  1. Andrew G Van Sant says:

    The subject is weightlifting but the title says wrestling.

    The simple solution is to eliminate women’s sports. Let men and women compete against each other on the lifting platform. Transgenderism will not be a factor or an issue.

  2. Avatar photo Thomas Fleming says:

    Yes, simple in conception–and quite correct–but impossible in implementation. Another simple solution is to eliminate non-traditional women’s sports, leaving them tennis, archery, and golf with no government subsidies.

  3. Andrew G Van Sant says:

    Another preferred solution is for women to stop competing in sports like weightlifting and wrestling. Falling short of that real women should refuse to compete against pretend women.

    I recall years ago a male high school wrestler refusing to wrestle a girl saying that it was not acceptable for Christian boys to wrestle girls.

    When my own high school, which calls itself a “Catholic Academy,” was touting a girl on its wrestling team, I suggested that they change their name to Secular Academy.

  4. Dot says:

    Any male who wants to transgender to a female is crazy and has a distorted opinion of a female. Any parent who does that to a child is the lowest of the low.

    Dr. Fleming: My granddaughter graduated from the same college in Charlestown, SC as you with a degree in English and with honors.