Firstly I shall start off by linking the source material to this touchy subject...
How does everyone else feel about this?
The story being the two transgender (Male to female) competed and came 1st and 2nd in a womens meet in the US.(also breaking all previous records)
I'm all for transgender people to identify with however they feel and hope we can all live with each other and be understanding.
However, some lines must be drawn... I've said for a long time that when the claim becomes a biological claim... I.e. X not only identifies as female but claims to actually be one.
This will lead to a very slippery slope!
I really feel for biological women and their chances in sport to succeed... if this continues I worry that essentially all sports will be competed by males and trans male to females.
The statistics are all there, look at any event and women cannot compete with biological men.
One example is the womens 100m sprint, joyner has an over 30yr old world record in the event at 10.49 seconds.
However, this would not even make the top 250 times of mens this year alone!
I suppose I've always been a 2nd wave feminist at heart and want women to have a fair chance and equal opportunities not only in work but yes, in sport and any other path.
Could a trans only event help aid this? I would like them to get the spot light and feel valued too, although I fear there would be an obvious backlash to an individual event.
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