Caitlyn Jenner says transgender athletes born male should not play on girls' sports teams
Below is the article as printed in the Sky News.
My Comment: How anyone that is transgender sees that limiting anyone based solely on the fact that they are transgender is beyond me; WTF - Both the NCAA, the governing body for college athletics, and the International Olympic Committee allow athletes to compete based on their gender identity. If Jenner is still pandering the the religious right and conservative lies then shame on her. She is playing to those who want to make us invisible. She does not deserve our support.
Sunday May 2, 2021
Caitlyn Jenner has said that transgender athletes who were born male should not be allowed to compete in girls' sports teams.
Jenner recently announced she would run for California governor as a Republican in an effort to unseat Democrat Gavin Newsom.
The former Olympic decathlon medalist and reality TV star came out as transgender in 2015.
During what appeared to be an impromptu interview while walking her dog, she told TMZ: "This is a question of fairness.
"That's why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls' sports in school.
"It just isn't fair, and we have to protect girls' sports in our schools."
When the reporter asked if such a ban was "de-legitimising" to a trans person's identity, Jenner did not address the question, instead saying: "Have a good day."
Later she shared the interview clip on Twitter, writing: "I didn't expect to get asked this on my Saturday morning coffee run, but I'm clear about where I stand.
"It's an issue of fairness and we need to protect girls' sports in our schools."
The Florida legislature passed laws this week that would restrict entry to girls' sports teams to those who were born female.
Similar laws have been passed in West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi.
South Dakota's governor has issued an executive order and dozens of other states are considering legislature.
According to research cited by TMZ, it has not been conclusively proved that testosterone levels are a reason for transwomen to outperform their cisgender counterparts in some sports.
Studies suggest that, once trans girls start hormone therapy, their performances tend to level out, and many athletic organisations require trans athletes to be on hormone therapy.
Jenner has revealed only a vague outline of her political agenda for the California race: cutting taxes, repairing the economy, and providing balance in a state where politics is dominated by the Democratic Party.
She has a large social media audience, with nearly 11 million Instagram followers and 3.5 million followers on Twitter.
Here is an interesting quote from Reuters on Republican hypocrisy:
The Republicans claim to want smaller and less intrusive government. Yet they vehemently demand tighter government controls over abortion, immigration, marital arrangements and sexual behavior. On other politically less salient issues such as drugs, prison reform, alcohol use by young adults and doctor-patient privacy, Republicans consistently support government intervention, sometimes to a bizarre degree. For example, a law signed in 2011 by Florida’s Republican governor (though struck down promptly by federal courts) made it a crime for pediatricians to tell parents that they could endanger their children by keeping a loaded gun in their home.
One would think that there might be enough data available to look at the results of athletic competitions and see if trans girls, when allowed to compete, actually do have a statistically significant advantage.ReplyDelete