WOMEN & SPORT
We play sport with our bodies, and therefore, in the interests of fairness, we must keep sporting categories separated on the basis of sex, and not gender identity.
We know that men are bigger and stronger than women, and we know that this is the result of a testosterone fuelled puberty.
We have more than enough data to know that in any sporting event that requires speed, strength, grip, resistance or fast reactions then women can’t win against men, all other things being equal.
The differences are so pronounced, that when the athletics results of high achieving US schoolboys are compared to 2016 Olympic Women's Finalists, the boys win everything. In many events, the best women athletes in the world don’t even qualify for the boys’ event finals.
Emma Hilton: Developmental Biologist and University Lecturer. She has published more than twenty manuscripts on developmental biology and genetics
Martina Navratilova: Widely considered among the greatest tennis players of all time, Navratilova won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 major women's doubles titles, and 10 major mixed doubles titles, for a combined total of 59 major titles
Jon Pike: Senior Lecturer in Philosophy. Political Philosophy, and the Ethics and Metaphysics of Sport.
Suppression of testosterone after puberty has little impact on the advantages conferred by male puberty, and this has been recognised by the IOC.
Laurel Hubbard was required drop his testosterone to <10 nanomoles/litre in order to compete in the women’s weight lifting event in Tokyo. The IOC has replaced that guidance with the requirement that no athlete may have an “advantage that disproportionately exceeds other advantages that exist at elite-level competition”.
In other words...
There is no longer any meaningful guidance that would exclude males from female competition.
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Fair Play For Women: Fair Play For Women is a campaigning and consultancy group which raises awareness, provides evidence and analysis, and works to protect the rights of women and girls in the UK.
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Save Womens Sport: A coalition that seeks to preserve biology-based eligibility standards for participation in female sports.
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Sex Matters: A group lobbying for clarity on sex in law and institutions, publishing research, guidance and analysis and holding organisations accountable.
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