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Women's rugby Irish Times article.

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andyoldlabour Sat 05-Dec-20 16:51:22

Following coming across a post on a rather well known "fruity" forum, about a well known Canadian cyclist who wishes to play women's rugby, I found this article from the Irish Times, which is just full of inaccuracies.

www.irishtimes.com/sport/sport-still-grappling-with-the-question-of-fair-play-for-trans-athletes-1.4382223

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Deltoids1 Sat 05-Dec-20 16:58:41

I’ve always said that decent human beings do not go out of their way to make other humans uncomfortable or risk injury to them.

SunsetBeetch Sat 05-Dec-20 17:00:41

Nice to see the commentators aren't having it.

OneEpisode Sat 05-Dec-20 17:04:09

I thought this article was actually useful sunlight. Though maybe I have been reading this board too long to be blind to the clues?

Most of the articles was quotes from the different groups, and readers would make their own decision.

The only bit I noted as being awfully misleading was because it wasn’t in quotes. Trans athletes are those with a condition called gender dysphoria
That would be Rose of Dawn’s opinion, but isn’t universally agreed by modern TRAs, hence the objection to a gd diagnosis being a requirement for a GRC. Inclusion of a quote from one of the TRA groups about gender euphoria would have been sunlight too.

Any article that includes our cyclist Sherpa is good?

HavelockVetinari Sat 05-Dec-20 17:05:32

Cyclepath wants to play women's rugby?! FFS. angry

Genesis1v27 Sat 05-Dec-20 19:19:05

HavelockVetinari

Cyclepath wants to play women's rugby?! FFS. angry

Touch rugby, thankfully, at least so far.

andyoldlabour Sat 05-Dec-20 20:09:32

"That often results in gender reassignment surgery and hormone treatment."

That is blatently untrue, the numbers having any kind of surgery is very low.

"Rugby, inevitably, has stepped up to face a question where there is currently no clear answer."

Really? No clear answer, the majority of the public, athletes, coaches, scientists know what should happen.

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