Sex-Based Sports Must Be Banned In Favor Of ‘Nuanced Approach’. Announcing the end of women’s sports:

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At New Zealand’s University of Otago, researchers believe separating sports by men/women doesn’t work in this new transgendered era. Hence, called for is a “more nuanced approach.” “Transwomen in Elite Sport: Scientific and Ethical Considerations.”

The report by BioEdge says:

It is important to both extend and celebrate diversity, while maintaining fairness for cis-women in sport. To be simultaneously inclusive and fair at the elite level the male/ female binary must be discarded in favour of a more nuanced approach. We conclude that the gender binary in sport has perhaps had its day.

Question: Are these guys right?

Will all women’s teams be forced to recruit former men’s players in order to compete against the teams who are fielding former males? The idea is to win, and the more transgender women on your team, the more you are going to win. Those are the facts.

What is the logical extension of that fairly basic concept? When you begin winning big with former male athletes on your female team, you’ll just have to recruit more to keep up with the winning. So will everyone. More and more female identifying males on your team every season until…. yep – no more born females on the field. They’re not as good. Simple as that. How do we know?

It was only two years ago, the world’s uncontested best women’s national team, our own US Women’s soccer team, lost very badly to a team of boys under age 15. Sorry, them’s the facts. Now onto the “facts” from New Zealand on why there shouldn’t even be a “Women’s Soccer” team at all:

More from BioEdge:

Weightlifter Gavin Hubbard set a New Zealand junior record in the 105 kg + division in 1998. Around 2010 he transitioned to a female and became known as Laurel Hubbard. In 2017, now aged 39, she won a gold medal in the heaviest 90 kg+ category at the Australian International & Australian Open in Melbourne. An elbow injury kept her out of the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

Her competitors were not happy. “It’s a little bit unfair given that she began weightlifting as a man and has that experience in weightlifting as a male, then to carry on as a woman we think is a little bit unfair and gives her an unfair advantage,” said a spokesman for the Nauru team.

Hubbard’s career is a neat example of the controversy over transgender people in sport. Sports associations are trying to balance inclusion against fairness, seldom successfully and never without resentment from some participants.

Despite Olympic allowances for testosterone-suppressed men to compete against women, it’s still not fair.

 

International Olympic Committee guidelines from 2015 permit transwomen to compete against cis-women if their testosterone is held below 10 nmol/L.
However, this is much higher than that of cis-women.

By all you future Rapinoes. Remember when we used to get mad at the East German female swimmers for supposedly making them into men?

Fast-forward to today: CeCe Telfer is FAST, really muscular and has a penis. He’s also one of the fastest sprinters in NCAA women’s track:

Weightlifter Gavin Hubbard set a New Zealand junior record in the 105 kg + division in 1998. Around 2010 he transitioned to a female and became known as Laurel Hubbard. In 2017, now aged 39, she won a gold medal in the heaviest 90 kg+ category at the Australian International & Australian Open in Melbourne. An elbow injury kept her out of the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

Her competitors were not happy.

Hubbard’s career is a neat example of the controversy over transgender people in sport. Sports associations are trying to balance inclusion against fairness, seldom successfully and never without resentment from some participants.

The best solution is to dump the male/female binary in sport, replacing it with an algorithm which takes into account gender identity, socioeconomic status and physiology. The physiological parameters might include height, weight, haemoglobin levels, transition before or after puberty, testosterone levels with and without testes, bone strength, and so on.

With all of these and more in mind, sports associations could create a handicap system, somewhat like golf, and replacing the male-female binary with multiple categories as in weightlifting. They conclude:

“it is important to both extend and celebrate diversity, while maintaining fairness for cis-women in sport. To be simultaneously inclusive and fair at the elite level the male/ female binary must be discarded in favour of a more nuanced approach. We conclude that the gender binary in sport has perhaps had its day.”

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