The photos that will stop you in your tracks: As more states seek ban on trans women competing in women’s sports, experts insist the ‘undeniable’ physical advantage CAN’T be undone by gender-affirming care
- The hugely divisive issue of trans participation in sport returned to the spotlight after a school girls’ team won a state title with help from a trans girl
- It’s the latest flashpoint in the debate that was thrust into the mainstream when trans swimmer Lia Thomas became an NCAA champion in March 2022
- Researchers and elite athletes say the science speaks for itself: Trans women have a physical advantage that can’t be undone
By Lewis Pennock For Dailymail.Com
Published: 13:06 EDT, 18 March 2023 | Updated: 13:06 EDT, 18 March 2023
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The incendiary issue of transgender participation in sports returned to the fore this week after a high school girls’ team won a state championship with help from a biological male. Olympic medalists were among critics who joined the backlash to Chloe Barnes’ role in Brookline High School’s victory in Massachusetts . Barnes is a junior who competed under rules that allow students to ‘participate in a manner consistent with their gender identity’. This is just the latest flashpoint in the debate that was thrust into the mainstream when trans swimmer Lia Thomas became an NCAA champion in March 2022. Supporters of inclusion claim fairness can be maintained when biological males compete against women, while opponents that argue women’s sports must be protected face accusations of transphobia. But cut through the often toxic political mudslinging that dominates the debate and, according to researchers and elite athletes, the science speaks for itself: trans women have a physical advantage over biological females – and no treatment exists which can unravel that.
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It’s just not fair!
And, it’s a contra-survival of the species to allow it to continue.
It’s not like we have to permit these individuals to turn society’s norms on their head.
Time to get our “definitions” correct!