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Makes a mockery of sport and diversity.
Think of all those true women training for years to complete in sports. Only to have some guy, who only "identified" as a woman last month, to come and beat them in that sport.
Women just can't get a break. They broke the glass ceiling, only for guys to join their ranks to push them out the way there as well instead.0
People saying no because of the genetic advantage... That's the whole point of sport, Micheal Phelps has freakishly long arms and a stupidly high lung capacity that's a massive genetic advantage in swimming. People like Eddie hall with his myostatin deficiency that allows him to build freakish amounts of muscle easier that a normal person can. Usain bolt has much longer legs that the average person of his height hence the stupid fast running. Sport is all about genetic advantages the only sports I could disagree is in contact sports like rugby however women's rugby is more brutal than men's14
I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, the limited studies on this show transgender athletes might maintain a slight advantage even after hormone replacement. On the other hand, we aren’t really seeing transgender athletes dominate their sports, so I think further analysis is needed.0
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I am not against trans people but i voted no. Trans people mentally they assume they are opposite gender to their assigned gender. I believe regardless of what you are everyone deserves equal cerebral opportunities but when it comes to physical opportunities we have to stop and think. Biological assigned gender is not gonna change no matter how the person feels internally. No matter what hormone therapy you go through is not going to change your physical appearance dramatically. So, i feel when it comes to sports, we stick to biological male and female.30
If there is a significant number of trans athletes, their competing with females will not last. For example, if there is a significant number of trans athletes that compete in the Olympics and they win most of the medals in women's sports, the majority of people that watch women's sports in the Olympics will be unhappy. A large percentage will stop watching women sports and ticket sales and TV advertising will be greatly reduced.
In that case, since, money rules the world, trans athletes competing in women's sports will come to a screeching halt. However, if there is a very small number of trans athletes competing, for example, if less that 2 percent of all women's sporting events have trans athletes, than that will not a significant difference and it may continue.10
You do realize trans athletes works both ways, right? Female to male transitioners exist.
Now if you are specifically referring to male to female transitioners, which for some reason seems to be an obsession on this site, I think if they have had a year of HRT then yeah it's fine.218
They should start a separate category for trans, so that they can compete with the right competitors.
Trans competing with either male or female might not be fair for anyone.
But for a separate category for trans in everything will happen only if a revolution happen, otherwise I guess they will be ignored10
This actually gave me a plan Z in case my life goes on a sudden crazy downward spiral to hell - I'll just "become" a woman and go kick their ass IN EVERY SINGLE SPORT at the Olympics - So it depends if my life continues to be the way it is then no for the obvious advantage reasons - but if what happens is the aforementioned scenario - Then yes they definitely should be allowed to participate with women0
Nope. I get that it's discriminatory and unfair to the athletes - but sports are inherently discriminatory and unfair. Trans athletes don't get to compete against women because their genes made them male; I don't get to compete in the NBA because my genes made me less than 6'6" tall. Such is life.0
Whilst we have sport segregated by gender you'll have people arguing about this. Look at Caster Semenya, she's intersex and has been the subject of much ire for the fact she can compete in female sport (and dominates). Let alone those who have transitioned much later in life. Maybe there should be a third category at sporting events, an open division10
Genetically, men are stronger than women. This isn't me being "haha women weak", no, biologically women are weaker than men just by birth. So if a male that is stronger by default, transitions to a woman, they now have an unfair advantage. I have another reason but that's just me thinking it's wrong in general115
If you are born with a dick, you will remain all your life, stronger, full of testosterone, and certainly able to beat most born females in your athletic group.51
Think about it: Why do we have (with some exceptions) separate athletic competitions for men and women? Because there are inherent physical differences in development between the sexes. If someone decides they are something other than what they were at birth, that doesn't change those differences. Unless you are going to allow "normal" men to compete in female competitions based only on the choice to do so, it really makes no sense.10
Definitely no way. They are biologically men, not women no matter what they claim. Generally if they compete against women. They most likely competed as a man and could never accomplish anything. Basically they were complete failures as a male athlete, so they decide to "claim" to be women and compete at that level so they can feel some value.20
Create a separate category, specifically for them to compete ONLY against one another!
THEN, we'll see the TRUE degree of them forsaking their physical birth gender---
"LOUD & PROUD"?
... We'll see---0
I say yes only because it’s fucking hi-larious to see women get a taste of their own medicine.
They pissed and moaned for decades about “equality” and how men and women were the same. They then said trans women were real women. They expected society to bow to their nonsense and now a bunch of dude put in hIr extensions and kick their asses. Bah hahaha it’s amazing.10
Except for the small number of coed sports, where both male and female sexes are basically equal, athletes should compete against others of their birth sex. To do anything else is unfair.10
I believe there needs to be a different gender category for trans athletes. I don’t find it fair for cis women to compete with someone who is not a cis female.0
Obviously not. Because I haven't gone insane like the other Clown World buffoons in this dystopian society we live in.10
No, I don't think "former" men should be able to participate in FEMALE sports teams.40
No, it is not fair for guys to compete against girls.20
I ain't a woman. Just wondering what the women here think.0
Trans women vs women yes.
Believe it or not sport isn't a fair competition by any means.
Also, skinny and tall is the ideal runner.22
100% discrimination against biologically born females... that is to say Trans Gender are not real women, not biologically, we can call them she, and her but we really know the deal. If they can't deal with being men and compete against real men, then they should not be allowed to unfairly compete against real women.
I am 100% in favor of Trans Genders competing against real men though... I just doubt you will see many of them in the Olympics. I guess Chris Jenner counts, but he was a real man competing against men not women, and if Caitlyn could of achieved the same feats then I say hell yes.