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originally posted by: AMPTAH
originally posted by: DupontDeux
a reply to: Profusion
It should not be allowed.
And more importantly, the athlete should not want to.
It is simply unsportsmanlike.
And to me at least, unsportsmanlike behavior totally defeats the purpose of entering (amatour) competitions.
Tall people play basketball. Is that unsportsmanlike to short people? Everybody uses their different advantages to gain victory over others. Men and women are now defined to be equal, so we can no longer object to them competing in the same arenas, whether business or sports, or war or peace.
You want to keep pretending that anyone can just simply say they are this or that gender.
Wangyot’s district doesn’t even require boys to undergo hormone therapy before competing in girls’ events.
originally posted by: ArnoldNonymous
He couldn't compete as a boy so he raced against the girls and he still couldn't beat them!
Alaska Family Action president Jim Minnery and a dozen supporters of his conservative group gathered outside the state track meet to protest an 18-year-old who was trying to live her life, according to multiple local media reports.
Thirty-two states have adopted policies in recent years regarding transgender athletes, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations, with several states placing restrictions on their ability to compete with teammates of their preferred gender. For example, Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina require students to play on teams based on the gender listed on their birth certificate, according to Trans*Athlete, an online clearinghouse for information about transgender athletes.
At least 10 states and the District allow transgender athletes to play on their preferred teams, according to Trans*Athlete. New York is expected to consider such a policy this month. The one considered this week by the Minnesota State High School Sports League would have left discretion up to individual schools, with the caveat that students and their parents could appeal the school’s decision to the league.
originally posted by: blueman12
Men and women are equal. They just have differnt bodies. Being equal doesn't mean doing the same type of work or being in the same sports leagues.
Also, are you really comparing height to sex in sports? Give me a break...
originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: Kali74
That's what I was thinking. If being male is such an advantage then she should have came in first right???
Obviously there were other natural females on the track who she couldn't beat so maybe the other complainers are just slow and lazy and need to up their game instead.