"Any company/individual that does not condemn this event is condoning the perpetuation of bigotry and hate."
A much-loved longboard contest in Mexico, which offers equal prize-money for men and women, has come under fire after including the rule, “There are only two divisions: natural born women and natural men.”
The Mexi Log Fest, which is held every year at La Saladita, Mexico, a pretty little joint on Guerrero’s Pacific coast, is “a celebration of culture, creative expression, connection, and some of the finest logging you’ll see anywhere in the world.”
But, hoo, y’just don’t say “natural women, natural women” in 2023.
A few years ago, y’might’ve gotten away with your gender binary bullshit, pretending there’s an arbitrary line that divides the species, almost as if you could determine sex just by looking at the human body, angle of pelvis, reproductive machinery, muscle density and so on, but no longer.
Those dark days are over.
And, so, after a post appeared with the rules, contest organiser Izzy Preciado was slammed, first, by Fringe Surfers New England, and quickly followed by Surf Equity, whom you’ve read about here, here, here, here and here.
Both using the sweet patois of the militant left.
Sponsors were also encouraged to pull out of the event.
“Any company/individual that does not condemn this event is condoning the perpetuation of bigotry and hate.”
Shortly after the fusillade, the post was edited to remove the offensive language.
A victory for human rights, yes?