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originally posted by: pavil
originally posted by: olaru12
Transgenders should only compete against other transgenders.
You don't see many females who have transgendered to males beating other males. They should just have to compete with their "born as sex". That is fair and ethical.
originally posted by: MountainLaurel
The lack of empathy the TG "females" have for the other women they are competing against tells me that these 2 aren't right in the head. Certainly shows a lack of integrity and grip on reality to believe they actually won fair and square. Maybe they "feel" like women, but apparently not very nice women, most of us can see why this is unfair.
originally posted by: EternalShadow
I don't know what's crazier...
That this is actually happening, or that people are trying to find a solution to encourage, include and reward mental illness.
RHAM sprinter Bridget Lalonde finished third in the 100-meter dash just behind Yearwood at the State Open Monday and didn’t take issue with transgender runners. “To be honest, I think it’s great they get a chance to compete and as long as they’re happy, I guess there’s not that much I can do,” she said. “The rules are the rules. The only competition is the clock because you can only run as fast as you can run.”
“I think it’s unfair to the girls who work really hard to do well and qualify for Opens and New Englands,” said Glastonbury sophomore sprinter Selina Soule, who finished sixth in the 100-meter State Open final Monday. “These girls, they’re just coming in and beating everyone. I have no problem with them wanting to be a girl.”
The CIAC follows the state statute, which defines gender as gender identity and not the biological sex of the person. Athletes are required to update school records to have their paperwork reflect the gender with which they identify. The CIAC also mandates that school officials verify the athlete’s gender identification and ensure “that the expression of the student’s gender identity is bona fide and not for the purpose of gaining an unfair advantage in competitive athletics.” The CIAC bylaws go on to state that students cannot participate in nor try out for gender specific teams that do not match their gender identity. And once “the issue of gender identity has been addressed by the student and the school district, the determination shall remain consistent for the remainder of the student’s high school sports eligibility.”
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: Gryphon66
How many more examples from this 0.3% of society which is transgender from high level sporting events which only a small fraction of the overall population qualify to compete in to begin with would you want to see before acknowledging that there is absolutely evidence that the playing field is horribly unlevel with these transgendered competing against the normal field?