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The Olympics’ shambolic gender rules are allowing biological men to displace women from the top of their sports – it has to stop

Canadian archer Stephanie Barrett is making her Olympic debut aged 42 having only taken up the sport four years ago, but all the fawning articles charting her meteoric rise fail to mention that Barrett was born male. 

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Sport

A new book explains why the first transgender athlete to compete against women at the Olympics has wired-in, unfair advantages

Laurel Hubbard, born male, is competing in women’s weightlifting. Hubbard may be classified female, but retains many of the the advantages of a male body. The key is testosterone, not just now, but in the past.

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Sport

Caitlyn Jenner is right about transgender athletes and women’s sports

Caitlyn Jenner – gold medallist in the men’s decathlon at the 1976 Montreal Olympics – is now in the running to the be the next governor of California.

These days, Jenner is more famous for marrying into the Kardashians before a very public transition in 2015. ‘Call me Caitlyn,’ screamed the headlines at the time.

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2020 was the year the tide turned in the trans wars

2020 will, of course, be remembered as the year in which Covid-19 was unleashed on the world. But it is one in which another menace – gender identity ideology – was put firmly in its place, in the UK at least. 

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Sport

Stonewall are wrong to oppose rugby’s trans women ban

Friday’s announcement that biological males should not play women’s rugby may be sound like common sense, but it has already provoked a furore. The new guidelines published by World Rugby, organisers of the Rugby World Cup, apply to the elite and international levels of the game. In their statement they explained,

‘As with many other sports, the physiological differences between males and females necessitate dedicated men’s and women’s contact rugby categories for safety and performance reasons. Given the best available evidence for the effects of testosterone reduction on these physical attributes for transgender women, it was concluded that safety and fairness cannot presently be assured for women competing against trans women in contact rugby.’

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The word ‘woman’ is already taken

“‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people.” With those words, JK Rowling threw herself into perhaps the most febrile debate in contemporary society. Even Covid-19 has not dampened the furore over transgender rights. As two world views collide, fundamental truths that previous generations thought were self-evident have been cast into doubt. What is a woman? what is a man? and how can we tell them apart?

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Español Free Speech JK Rowling Personal Testimony Sex and Gender Sport

La palabra ‘mujer’ está ya ocupada

“‘Personas menstruantes’. Estoy segura de que solía haber un nombre para estas personas”. Con estas palabras, JK Rowling se lanzó al que probablemente es el debate más febril de la sociedad contemporánea. Ni siquiera la covid-19 ha servido para atemperar el furor en torno al debate sobre los derechos de las personas transgénero. Conforme dos visiones del mundo colisionaban, algunas verdades fundamentales que generaciones anteriores consideraban indiscutibles han empezado a ponerse en duda. ¿Qué es una mujer? ¿Qué es un hombre? ¿Cómo podemos diferenciarlos?

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Español Sport

Las mujeres trans solo debemos de competir con hombres

“Las mujeres trans son mujeres” es más que una consigna: es una exigencia de docilidad. Es, también, una retórica vacía que nos ha alejado de la verdad y nos ha adentrado en la tierra de la fantasía.

Con un espíritu de arrogación de un derecho más que de empatía, el transactivismo exige acceso a condiciones, becas y subvenciones otrora reservadas a las mujeres en los deportes y en la política. Sometidas al método del premio y el castigo que apela a su bondad al tiempo que denuncia a quienes no se doblegan llamándolas intolerantes, las mujeres se ven presionadas a aceptar a las mujeres trans, como yo, no como aliadas, sino como mujeres propiamente dichas. Las objeciones sustentadas en la biología son tachadas de falsa crueldad en un mundo donde los sentimientos tienen prioridad sobre los hechos.

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Deutsch Sport

Wir Transfrauen sollen nur gegen Männer konkurrieren

“Transfrauen sind Frauen” ist mehr als ein Wahlspruch, es ist eine Forderung nach Zustimmung. Es ist aber auch geistlose Rhetorik, die uns von der Wahrheit und in ein Land der Phantasie abgeführt hat.

Mit mehr Erwartungshaltung anstatt Einfühlungsvermögen haben  Transgenderaktivisten Zugang zu Stellung und Stipendien in Sport und Politik gefordert, die früher für Frauen reserviert wurden. Mit Zuckerbrot und Peitsche – indem sie an ihre Gutmütigkeit appelieren, während sie Dissidenten als Eiferer anprangern- sind Frauen unter Druck, Transfrauen wie mich nicht als Verbündete, sondern als eigentliche Frauen zu akzeptieren. In einer Welt, wo Gefühle Vorrang vor Fakten haben, werden Abneigungen auf der Grundlage von Biologie als gemein verworfen.

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Italiano Sport

Noi donne trans dovremmo gareggiare solo con gli uomini

«Le donne trans sono donne» è più di uno slogan, è una richiesta di acquiescenza. Ma è anche una retorica vuota che ci ha portati via della verità e in un paese immaginario.

Pensando che tutto sia dovuto invece di proseguire con un sentimento di empatia, gli attivisti transgender hanno insistito sull’accesso a prestigio e a borse nei campi dello sport e della politica che prima erano stati riservati per le donne.

Usando il bastone e la carota – facendo appello alla sua benevolenza mentre stigmatizzando i dissenzienti come bigotti – le donne hanno subito alla pressione affinché accettassero le donne trans, come me, non come alleate ma come donne vere. Obiezioni basate sulla biologia vengono scartate come cose sgarbate in un mondo dove i sentimenti hanno la priorità sui fatti.