Well, and I don’t want to be unkind, you’re talking shite.
We necessarily segregate most sports by sex due to the physiological advantages that male bodies have over females.
And trans women, whilst they should be respected and protected from harm and discrimination, are biologically male...
"Male" and "female" are very relevant and obvious classifications when it comes to sport. Male physiology confers such an advantage that we need to separate most sports by sex. That allows us to celebrate and reward excellences on both sexes.
Segregating sport by self-identified gender is...
You appear to be confused and upset by the use of the term "males".
This does not suggest you have a coherent understanding of the issues in hand, your confident claims about what you have outlined or established notwithstanding.
Males have physiological advantages over females in most sports, largely due to development in puberty due to testosterone.
That is not an argument "from tradition".
It is an argument from obvious, demonstrable reality.
Puberty suppression to treat dysphoria is still an experimental treatment. The use has increased dramatically over the last 10 years but there is little follow up data. A number of countries who enthusiastically pushed the treatment are now reviewing, pausing or reigning back the route to...
There are very, very good reasons for segregating most sports by biological sex.
There are few good reasons for segregating sport by self-identified gender, and obvious reasons why that's a very bad idea.
There is very little evidence of the long term effects of puberty suppression in adolescence, as those that pioneered the treatment acknowledge. As to the medium term benefits the evidence is also weak.
But again, that’s a separate consideration to the participation of males who identify as...
I only offered it as a hypothetical. Post-pubertal treatment does not currently negate male physiological advantage.
And puberty blockers to treat dysphoria is currently an experimental and potentially harmful treatment.
Also, focusing on the hypotheticals around hormone treatment for...
However, if there was a transitioning process that removed male physiological advantage, pre or post puberty, then the unfairness objection would not apply. But the evidence is that post puberty hormone treatment doesn’t negate male physiological advantages, and there’s very little evidence on...
So my problem is bringing up a material objective fact?
How very dare I.
However, there is the live issue of biological males, with the advantages of androgenised development, performing in female sports.
Which is manifestly and obviously unfair.
Your coherence isn’t improving.
Anyhoo, most sports are segregated by sex due to the unfair advantages conferred by male physiology, largely but not exclusively due to the effects of testosterone during puberty.
There are some very rare DSD/VSD conditions where there can be some ambiguity as...
The difficulty lies in certain very rare DSD conditions, and even then people affected are either male or female. That is an entirely separate issue to trans identity. As I suggested before, a fair solution would be to reclassify sport into an Open category, and a non-androgenised category that...
Well, “the hormones one has been affected by” maps to “male/female”, “ man/woman”, “penis/vagina”, 99.95% of the time. And the very rare occasions where the distinction isn’t clear has nothing at all to do with being trans.
Discrimination on the basis of sex isn't always bad.
We allow discrimination on the basis of sex to allow things such as female only sports.
That is rooted in basic physiology that gives males a huge advantage due to puberty.
Given the known advantages of male physiology, the presumption...