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Response to FreeState (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 17, 2018, 02:35 PM

14. Then why segregate on the basis of gender?

How someone expresses themselves has no bearing on athletic competition. Your sex at birth arguably might.

Edit to add: Looking at that article, I think there might be an argument for allowing someone to compete as female if they've undergone hormone adjustments. Maybe that would reduce/eliminate the biological bias. But then we have the question of someone who decides not to undergo this treatment. If someone is born a male, but identifies as female and does not want to physically change their body, is it "fair" to let them run as a female? And specifically, I think the question is whether it's fair to the women who they are competing against.

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