Whatwerewe talk'n about?
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- The Misty Mountains
- Do biological males have an inherent biological advantage? This has sparked tons of debate in Conservative Land, and conservatives have decided that this is a fact. Is it?
- We do see both male and female sports leagues. Why are they seperate, is it historical gender based, double standards or as a rule do males have a biological muscular advantage?
- And in the process of changing ones biological sex are muscular advantages or disadvantages mitigated?
Based on my uneducated perspective on the topic, my impression is that many males would have a physical advantage in certain sports based on heavy reliance on muscle mass. However I am not implying that no woman can compete in male sports. Thoughts?
Brought over from the Olympic thread:
It's not meant to be anti-transgender. We are simply talking about 2 different things.
On one hand there is the equity of transgenders being allowed to compete. Then there is the equity of the competition. Those are two separate issues whether the trans community wants to accept it or not.
Here is a report from Sports Scientists breaking it down.
On Transgender athletes and performance advantagesOk, here goes. I've been meaning to write this for a while, but time and energy have not allowed it. But I've just been involved in some lively Twittersportsscientists.com
And I am sure it will be rebutted by another study showing the opposite. Which means we simply don't know 100% one way or the other.
I do not mean to offend the trans community. But I also have a daughter who was a fairly elite HS swimmer (would have swam in college had a case of scapular dyskinesis not sidelined her career) and I simply believe in fairness. I simply do not believe the competition would be fair. That does not make me anti-trans, that simply means I have an opinion that is1) different than some, and 2) one that is not clouded by emotion. I realize some may disagree and some may actually hate me for it.