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Biological male, who identifies as a female, dominates women’s cycling event in historic first. Should a biological male be allowed to participate in womens events?

Biological male, who identifies as a female, dominates women’s cycling event in historic first. Should a biological male be allowed to participate in womens events?
  • Yes, if someone identifies as a woman, they sould be treated like a woman

    Everyone should have the same opportunities whether they identify with the gender of their birth or not. Transwomen should not be barred from sporting events based on the gender they were assigned at birth. It is extremely unlikely that a male athlete would pretend to identify as female in order to gain an advantage in a competition.

  • Yes, I think so.

    It is necessary to ensure insofar as possible that trans athletes are not excluded from the opportunity to participate in sporting competition. The overriding sporting objective is and remains the guarantee of fair competition.To require surgical anatomical changes as a precondition to participation is not necessary to preserve fair competition and may be inconsistent with developing legislation and notions of human rights.

  • Absolutely Not; Just because a man identifies as a woman does not make it so

    Men and Women are biologically different. No that's not a misogynistic comment, that is a scientifically proven fact. Men are proven to be biologically stronger and faster than women while women are generally seen as more intelligent. Have you ever wondered why when looking at sports records in the Olympics, men's are always better than women's'. That's not from systematic oppression. It's from biology. People can identify as whatever they want to identify as but that doesn't make then scientifically what they identify as. I can call myself a woman all I want, but that doesn't change the fact that I was born a man and am biologically built like a man. Men would dominate in women's sports like cycling if they were allowed to compete, that's why you don't see cycling as an inter gender competition, because it wouldn't be fair to women. Allowing a man who identifies as a woman to compete in women's sports is completely unfair to women who compete.

  • No. Biological status should be the defining term in gender specific events.

    There is a reason certain sporting events are gender specific. These are the rules and the rules should be adhered to. As much as people would like to think men and women are created equal, there are genetic differences. If trans-gender people want to participate in events, then we need to either change the rules for everyone or create sporting events just for trans-genders.

  • No; men and women are different biologically

    A man can call himself a "woman" all he wants, but that does not change the genetic makeup of his body, giving him a clear advantage over biological females. In addition, this opens the door for all men to do the same thing and all events would soon become co-ed, as no one can "tell" someone what gender they can or cannot identify with, from a legal standpoint.


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