ANSWERS: 4
  • Unfair for sure.
    • Linda Joy
      I agree! But what to do about it?
  • I think it's inconsistent with the reasoning why there are male and female divisions in the first place. I suggest either a) make all sports co-ed, or b) trans should have their own category. Of course it's unfair.
    • Linda Joy
      a) would ruin some sports. b) I thought this initially, but realized they probably wouldn't have enough to compete. Despite their attempts to make it seem common by enlisting the media, " A different survey in 2016, from the Williams Institute, estimated that 0.6% of U.S. adults identify as transgender." so the ones who compete in sports would be even less! In fact I'm wondering if the p-value is enough to even qualify as statistically significant! I really don't think they should have changed the rules for them. They just opened a can of worms for a few people who could have competed anyway or chosen not to. I'm sure they make plenty of other sacrifices for their lifestyle choice. And I'm guessing over half of them just want to have the advantage and claim trans to get a win, trophy, medal at any cost.
    • bostjan64
      0.6% sounds about right. I guess whether it would ruin a sport or not is a matter of personal preferences. If they can't get enough players to compete, then I guess they wait until they do to compete. It's no different from anything else: if people are interested in something, then it works, if not, then not. But imagine if Bruce Jenner, in his prime, had decided to compete as a woman. No one else would have stood an ice cube's chance. So, it's not fair. I think the idea that anyone could be having an argument over whether it's fair or not is actually kind of idiotic.
  • Gender is determined by Chromosomes. Each gender already has their own category.
    • Linda Joy
      Love that answer, Lizzie! And I agree 99%! But it is true some are born both male and female. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_hermaphroditism
    • bostjan64
      Most people are XX or XY, and sometimes there is XXX, XXY, or XYY, or even XXXX... but, in general, if you have no Y chromosomes, you generally fit the physiology of a female and if you have one or more Y chromosomes, you fit the physiology of a male. At least, the vast majority of XXY cases are more like a male than a female, even if they might have some soft features for a typical male. So, TL;DR that's a great idea.
  • i dont see anything wrong with that
    • Linda Joy
      These men claiming to be women are beating them out of their competitions. The real women can't win against them because of their God given muscle mass.
    • bostjan64
      It's chemically equivalent to taking steroids. Would it be fair if they allowed people to take illegal drugs when competing?

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