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To start another trans sport thread?

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Notthemessiah Wed 14-Feb-18 13:09:14

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-43044082

To answer, no I don't think I am, because until more people get angry about this, it's going to keep happening.

I believe passionately in fairness within sport. This isn't fair.

Sparklingbrook Wed 14-Feb-18 13:10:18

Was there no other trans thread anywhere you could have posted on? grin

jay55 Wed 14-Feb-18 13:12:26

There’s already a thread on this so yes you are being vv unreasonable

Allthebestnamesareused Wed 14-Feb-18 13:14:01

Yes yabu

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 14-Feb-18 13:16:05

There are going to be women seriously hurt by this man - men playing contact sports against women is seriously not on

Notthemessiah Wed 14-Feb-18 13:16:53

I did search for a thread - I could only find one in Feminist Chat from October about this, and that was obviously before this was a done deal.

If there is another one I've missed then please post a link to it and everyone can go there instead.

Sparklingbrook Wed 14-Feb-18 13:18:14

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/3166868-If-you-don-t-see-the-issue-with-TW-being-classed-as-women-please-read-this

charlestonchaplin Wed 14-Feb-18 13:21:32

Many people posted on that thread before the decision was made and are probably unaware that what was a possibility is now a reality, so I don't think this thread is redundant. I just wish the title was clearer so people could click if interested or avoid if not.

norfolkenclue Wed 14-Feb-18 13:21:31

There's one in feminist chat...about this same thing with the same link to the news report.

Notthemessiah Wed 14-Feb-18 13:21:52

Thanks. I searched for the name of the trans woman, which is why it didn't come up and haven't been on for a few days so missed it when it was posted.

Sparklingbrook Wed 14-Feb-18 13:23:03

I don't see why that thread can't continue now the decision is made. There are so many trans threads at the moment in all different topics.

ilovesooty Wed 14-Feb-18 13:24:26

I wish we could just have a trans topic.

Sparklingbrook Wed 14-Feb-18 13:26:18

There have been requests but people say they don't want it hidden away. Raising awareness and all that.

But I think it would be a good idea.

Notthemessiah Wed 14-Feb-18 13:26:21

No - totally agree - would not have started this one if the search had thrown up that there was another in AIBU already.

butterybiscuitbasebasebase Wed 14-Feb-18 13:49:43

Ffs another trans thread. MNHQ PLEASE CAN WE HAVE A TRANS BOARD?! There's clearly enough demand for it!!!!

laudanum Wed 14-Feb-18 13:59:45

Yes you are.

VladmirsPoutine Wed 14-Feb-18 14:03:24

Tbf, if we are to have a trans board then I also think we need a MiL board or a Weddings board.

Sparklingbrook Wed 14-Feb-18 14:05:54

And a parking board. Please. I don't want to see another stupid diagram ever again.

JustGettingStarted Wed 14-Feb-18 14:10:46

I'm very excited to see that women are now stronger than ever! I look forward to new records being set!

I just hope that the day comes when these women no longer are compelled to take drugs in an attempt to make them as weak as cis! It's not fair and it's discrimination! If a woman wishes to take hormones for their appearance, of course that is her business. But I think if women are women then they should be allowed to utilise their natural strength and ability, without transphobic handicapping.

DreamyMcDreamy Wed 14-Feb-18 14:11:13

Ffs another trans thread. MNHQ PLEASE CAN WE HAVE A TRANS BOARD?!

Nope, I'd rather have them out in the open,as that way it opens more people's eyes!
If there was a board to hide away all threads, people would still be in the dark over it all. Including me.
This cis b**cks etc (that's women, actual women, getting re-labelled and sidelined. You're apparently not a woman any more. You're a cis one.)
Hide the threads if you hate them that much.It's not that hard. I had to do it when the boards were overrun by remain and leave arguments just after the referendum.

JustGettingStarted Wed 14-Feb-18 14:11:52

The above was posted for the sake of debate/goading. If I were pro trans activism, then I honestly would believe it.

DreamyMcDreamy Wed 14-Feb-18 14:13:23

I just hope that the day comes when these women no longer are compelled to take drugs in an attempt to make them as weak as cis! It's not fair and it's discrimination! If a woman wishes to take hormones for their appearance, of course that is her business. But I think if women are women then they should be allowed to utilise their natural strength and ability, without transphobic handicapping.

Really hope this is sarcasm failing to come across or trolling.

DreamyMcDreamy Wed 14-Feb-18 14:14:36

Ah,cross post,thank Gawd for that lol (although when you see that kind of argument posted although not as bluntly you do start to wonder and despair!)

Sparklingbrook Wed 14-Feb-18 14:14:38

It doesn't open the eyes of people who see the word 'trans' roll their eyes and Hide Thread immediately. Or people that aren't interested in reading it all.

Just because it's not all over Chat and AIBU doesn't mean it's hidden away. confused

If you want to talk about trans stuff a lot-go to the topic?

JoyTheUnicorn Wed 14-Feb-18 14:15:38

It's important that these threads are seen, so hopefully we don't sleepwalk into a situation where women's sport is dominated by transwomen, and women aren't allowed to object as it'll be considered hate speech.

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