Tell us a few things you know about the #6 BEIR.  We’re talking about such people as basketball’s Michael Jordan, boxing’s Mike Tyson, or soccer’s Lionel Messi, baseball’s Pete Rose, hockey’s Wayne Gretzky, or last but not least, tennis’ Martina Navratilova.  One commonality among #6s is their forthrightness.  More often than not, they say it like it is.  They are realists.  They typically despise fakes (even though they themselves can be tricksters), and it isn’t long before what is on their minds comes out through their lips.  This is exactly what has happened to Navratilova recently, and she is paying a high price for it.

The crime?  Writing in a column that men should not be allowed in women’s sports.  “A man can decide to be female, take hormones if required by whatever sporting organization is concerned, win everything in sight and perhaps earn a small fortune, and then reverse his decision and go back to making babies if he so desires,” she wrote.  “It’s insane and it’s cheating.  I am happy to address a transgender woman in whatever form she prefers, but I would not be happy to compete against her. It would not be fair.”

And now, Athlete Ally, a nonprofit organization that advocates for LGBTQ inclusion and equality in sports, said they were removing the tennis great as their organization’s ambassador and from their advisory board.  Navratilova has also been going back and forth with Canadian Rachel McKinnon, a man who switched to a woman and became the first transgender to win a world title in track cycling.  Navratilova said that McKinnon  and other transgender activists have a “growing tendency” to “denounce anyone who argues against them,” and “label them all as ‘transphobes.'”  She went on to say, “That’s just another form of tyranny.  I’m relatively tough and was able to stand up for myself in my Twitter exchange with McKinnon, but I worry that others may be cowed into silence or submission.”

Yes, Martina is one tough woman.  Jon Niednagel has spoken with her in the past and can vouch that she is never one to back down from what she believes in.  Whether on or off the tennis court, Navratilova has been and is the consummate dominant Inanimate #6 BEIR.  How unfortunate that she is being vilified for stating the obvious, both from a logical and scientific perspective.  It is truly a real-life portrayal of “The Emperor Has No Clothes.”

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