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User Info: Vlado

Vlado
3 weeks ago#1
Should transgenders be allowed to participate in women's sports? - Results (107 votes)
Yes
22.43% (24 votes)
24
No
77.57% (83 votes)
83
This poll is now closed.
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User Info: Sheep007

Sheep007
3 weeks ago#2
Sport is separated on sex, rather than gender. The advantage/disadvantage for transgender competitors (depending on FtM or MtF) is too great for them to be able to viably participate without any unfairness. Ideally there would be a separate section for transgender sportspeople, similar to the Paralympics but perhaps incorporated into the main events. Although that obviously comes with the problem of a far smaller pool of competitors to choose from. The Paralympics has managed, mind, so it could be viable.

I also think it could be quite helpful to find out the effects particular diets and training regimes have based on sex-related hormones and the like. Right now optimal fitness training for women is mostly derived from men's, and these are thought to be less effective for women due to the biological differences. Transgender sportspeople's training and their performance could be looked at to provide some more basis for this, although of course there's a lot going on which creates difficulty in finding the cause for any biological differences in them.

Also, I feel like the question in the first place is a little off. There's a reasonable proportion of FtM transgenders, similar to MtF if I recall correctly. There's no reason why an FtM transgender couldn't compete in women's sports, assuming they haven't begun the transition yet.
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User Info: DeepsPraw

DeepsPraw
3 weeks ago#3
Sheep007 posted...
Ideally there would be a separate section for transgender sportspeople, similar to the Paralympics but perhaps incorporated into the main events.


This is only ideal for the whiny TERFs. Trans people certainly don't want that
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User Info: Jakyl25

Jakyl25
3 weeks ago#4
The question is worded amazingly poorly
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User Info: Sheep007

Sheep007
3 weeks ago#5
DeepsPraw posted...
Sheep007 posted...
Ideally there would be a separate section for transgender sportspeople, similar to the Paralympics but perhaps incorporated into the main events.


This is only ideal for the whiny TERFs. Trans people certainly don't want that

Maybe, but that's the only way I can see there being a fair way to compete in sports for the trans population, although I'm not overly educated on the matter.
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User Info: Jakyl25

Jakyl25
3 weeks ago#6
Sheep007 posted...
DeepsPraw posted...
Sheep007 posted...
Ideally there would be a separate section for transgender sportspeople, similar to the Paralympics but perhaps incorporated into the main events.


This is only ideal for the whiny TERFs. Trans people certainly don't want that

Maybe, but that's the only way I can see there being a fair way to compete in sports for the trans population, although I'm not overly educated on the matter.


If it’s so unfair, why don’t trans athletes dominate?
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User Info: DeepsPraw

DeepsPraw
3 weeks ago#7
The most "fair" way is to just do away with women's sport altogether and make everything unisex
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User Info: Jakyl25

Jakyl25
3 weeks ago#8
Vlado, you believe that different races are biologically different beyond superficial traits, right?

Do you believe that sports should be segregated by race as well? It’s only fair.
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User Info: Dantezoid

Dantezoid
3 weeks ago#9
abolish all sports
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User Info: 5tarscream

5tarscream
3 weeks ago#10
Abolish all competitions sporting or otherwise
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