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To be trying to think of a sport where women's biology means that we have an advantage over men

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Irush Tue 27-Sep-16 13:57:44

And then taking it up and saying I'm transgender?
Just to wait and see how long it takes for men to complain that it's unfair?

myownprivateidaho Tue 27-Sep-16 14:00:17

But imo it's not a coincidence that men are better at most sports. The nature of sport is that the strongest/fastest body wins. And the nature of male domination/the patriarchy is that the most powerful has the power. The logic of sport and the logic of patriarchy are identical. It's sports that are the problem imo, not tg people.

StrawberryQuik Tue 27-Sep-16 14:00:24

I came on to say gymnastics as women are more flexible...but men and women compete in different events. Hmm...

Irush Tue 27-Sep-16 14:01:11

Idaho yes that's very interesting

Irush Tue 27-Sep-16 14:02:00

I was thinking about gymnastics.

Finola1step Tue 27-Sep-16 14:03:03

I'm struggling...

Rhythmic gymnastics, synchronised swimming - doesn't really work.

myownprivateidaho Tue 27-Sep-16 14:03:11

But yeah, I guess gymnastics is the only one. So yes, why not identify as a man for the purpose of being a gymnastics champion OP? Since that would not involve any kind of inconvenience for you or raise any problems whatsoever in how you are perceived and treated I'm sure you'll very easily be able to prove your point that tg people are just faking it for shits and giggles.

CMOTDibbler Tue 27-Sep-16 14:03:23

Marathon swimming - as discussed here over the long distances women are faster

WomanActually Tue 27-Sep-16 14:04:40

Synchronised swimming?

TheHubblesWindscreenWipers Tue 27-Sep-16 14:05:16

Long distance swimming.

And ultra marathon type stuff - after about 100km in one go it's as much about mental toughness .

Agree with Idaho. Sport is basically the human version of stags butting heads.

DoNotBlameMeIVotedRemain Tue 27-Sep-16 14:05:21

Even something like ice skating the women look more elegant but being stronger means men can do do harder tricks.

TheHubblesWindscreenWipers Tue 27-Sep-16 14:05:55

X posted smile

DoNotBlameMeIVotedRemain Tue 27-Sep-16 14:06:05

Horse riding is relatively equal but men and women generally compete together.

Irush Tue 27-Sep-16 14:09:58

Yes and most top horseriders are male. Due to lifestyle probably

Cloudspider Tue 27-Sep-16 14:15:19

Floundering and bog snorkelling. As women are smaller and lighter they are less likely to sink into the mud.

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Tue 27-Sep-16 14:15:55

Childbirth should be a sport. That's our only hope I think!

Irush Tue 27-Sep-16 14:17:03

So no one can think of anything?

ageingrunner Tue 27-Sep-16 14:20:46

Ultra marathon running, as someone mentioned upthread. You have to run a LONG way though. And men and women compete together anyway, so actually it wouldn't work 😔

witchhazelblue Tue 27-Sep-16 14:37:14

When I used to play football our (male) coach told us regularly that women have an control advantage in the sport, since we have an extra area of the body that we can use to control the ball - our pelvic area. Men can't since their goolies get in the way grin. As long as you don't get a football in the foof, it's a great way to steady the ball and use your hips to direct it where you need it to go.

Obviously it doesn't give us a physical advantage over men with strength and speed though.

statetrooperstacey Tue 27-Sep-16 14:38:58

Shooting ping pong balls from our vaginas. At high velocity. We would probably excel at that.

FlyingElbows Tue 27-Sep-16 14:43:11

I don't think I'd excel at fanny firing ping-pong balls! 😁

maslinpan Tue 27-Sep-16 14:46:14

Multiple orgasms?

Hereward1332 Tue 27-Sep-16 14:47:21

I think you'll be hard pushed to find one. Most sports are competitions of speed or strength, both of which rely on increased muscle mass. Less physical sports -shooting, archery, equestrianism- are on a more level playing field but certainly don't favour women

pistonpower Tue 27-Sep-16 15:21:36

Shooting? As in rifle or clay?

AnyFucker Tue 27-Sep-16 15:23:20


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