Australian sports set guidelines for inclusion of trans athletes

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By “trans” they mean Trans women, “women” that were men. There simply isn’t a problem with “men” that used to be female as they are not remotely competitive.

Best solution would be to have two categories...WOMEN and OTHERS.

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Who’s gunna even touch this one? Best left to the female athletes perhaps who by theory now will have to compete with those that were once born male. Inclusion is a good thing, and no one is against it, but there will be serious issues at the peak level of competition. If the discussions that need to be had can actually be had without the usual screaming and carry on though, am sure there will be ways to get this right. If anyone can do it , Aussies can.

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I guess it is not an issue at amateur level, I play tennis with women all the time. But at professional level, where rankings and money is involved, there must be some clear guidelines about physical advantages.

And by the way, there are also cases where naturally very muscular and powerful women have an obvious advantage (for example Williams sisters in tennis), so the borderline is quite fuzzy.

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You mean because they would have a competitive advantage in mass, strength, and weight.

This will definitely get abuse for the easy money, put on a wig and identify as whatever and literally beat women at their own game.

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