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To be fucking furious this is happening to women's sports

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Bambambini Sun 19-Mar-17 19:00:47

For all those who think trans politics doesn't affect you or your daughters - please read this article of a male forcing women out of their sport and the authorities are letting this happen. If you don't give a shiney shit about this incident - what exactly will it take for you to sit up and take notice and start saying enough.

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11821399

Efferlunt Sun 19-Mar-17 19:04:21

m.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11821399

thenightsky Sun 19-Mar-17 19:12:04

It was bound to happen. Urgh. I reached peak trans a while ago tbh.

Ollycat Sun 19-Mar-17 19:19:20

Is that the weightlifter who competed in male events until a couple of years ago forcing the female champion to now switch to a different weight as she couldn't compete against the person with the male body - bones / muscle etc etc

Madness - we are being systematically removed by men!

grannytomine Sun 19-Mar-17 19:22:10

I can't understand anyone getting het up about sport. Is there anything more pathetic than a grown adult crying because someone can run, jump or throw a ball better than them? Oh yes, the ones who cry because they can do it better than anyone else.

Ollycat Sun 19-Mar-17 19:24:30

grannytomine I think you're rather missing the point! This is someone with a male body taking part in women's sport.

No one is crying.

Partyfops Sun 19-Mar-17 19:24:42

Can someone please clarify. I know it says that the testosterone levels need to be at a certain level for 12 months. But have these supposed women been through surgery to have female genitalia or is it simply that they identify as women.

We need a huge female revolution to fight this, it's ridiculous.

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Sun 19-Mar-17 19:25:32

If you feel at all able to, share this on Facebook.

You barely even need to comment on this. Just the picture on the article says it all.

MrsKCastle Sun 19-Mar-17 19:28:08

No, surgery is not required. The new IOC guidelines, which came in before Rio say that anyone who identifies as a woman and meets the requirements regarding testosterone can compete as a woman.

Ollycat Sun 19-Mar-17 19:28:40

Partyfops I think the person in question has had some surgery BUT until a couple of years ago identified as male. They have a male skeleton and male muscle mass etc what a surprise they are stronger!!

BoneyBackJefferson Sun 19-Mar-17 19:29:22

grannytomine

Normally I would agree with you, but in this case I believe that the OP and others have a valid point.

Nomoreworkathome Sun 19-Mar-17 19:29:48

Brilliant response granny hmm

nancy75 Sun 19-Mar-17 19:32:22

Granny, if you were about to win Wimbledon and only got beaten because you had to play a man feeling like a woman, would t you feel slightly peeved?

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Sun 19-Mar-17 19:32:26

Also the maximum testosterone level for a transwoman is still about 3 times the normal level for a woman.

grannytomine Sun 19-Mar-17 19:33:53

Sorry can't get upset about sport. Biggest waste of time and money when people get all serious about it. Do it for fun fine, get all serious never.

Ollycat Sun 19-Mar-17 19:35:43

granny this isn't about sport- it's about women!

stitchglitched Sun 19-Mar-17 19:35:57

I don't understand why this person isn't embarrassed to be competing against women. They know they have a massive unfair advantage and any victory is completely hollow.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 19-Mar-17 19:36:14

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grannytomine Sun 19-Mar-17 19:37:03

nancy I can assure you the chances of me winning the egg and spoon race are vanishingly small so I really can't get worried about winning Wimbledon but no I wouldn't care if it was a man, a woman, a man who feels like a woman or a woman who feels like a man. If they are better at it than me then they deserve to win.

If I want a chance of winning Wimbledon I would have to ask to have everyone under 60 disqualified, everyone who has done any training and quite honestly anyone with the hand eye co-ordination to hit the ball. Being male or female wouldn't be top of the list.

JacquesHammer Sun 19-Mar-17 19:37:31

Yes. A big waste of time for all those elite and professional athletes. #eyeroll

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Sun 19-Mar-17 19:37:50

Can we agree not to be derailed by Granny's views on sport?

grannytomine Sun 19-Mar-17 19:37:52

Ollycat is it, everyone seems to be talking about sport.

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Sun 19-Mar-17 19:38:02

Can we agree not to be derailed by Granny's views on sport?

grannytomine Sun 19-Mar-17 19:39:11

Jacques, yes big waste. Look at all the lottery money that goes to sport when the NHS and social services are creaking.

stitchglitched Sun 19-Mar-17 19:40:27

Granny I have less than zero interest in weightlifting. That doesn't stop me from feeling devastated for the female athletes who have trained and trained to excel in their sport only to be beaten by a man who is no longer in his prime enough to compete against the men but retains such a physical advantage that he can have a second career as a woman.

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