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A Major New THIRD Argument Against "Female" Trans Athletes
Serious Injuries Joins Unfair Competition and Sexual/Bodily Privacy
But a recent incident in which a biological male playing as a "female" in a girl's volleyball tournament was able to spike the ball so forcefully that it caused "severe" and possibly permanent injuries to his biological female opponent, who was knocked to the ground and suffered a concussion, raises a new and possibly even more serious argument against permitting biological males to compete as females on girls' and women's sports teams.
Thus there is a strong incentive for males who want to play varsity volleyball - as well as to be eligible for substantial monetary scholarships - to be able to play as a female, suggests the law professor.
There's also a third important problem, he suggests. In many situations, biological boys playing on girls' teams are permitted if not required to shower and share locker rooms with female teammates; a situation which arguably violates the sexual and bodily privacy of the remainder of the team.
In summary, says Banzhaf, there are now at least three strong arguments against permitting M2F transgender athletes to play and compete on girls' and women's teams:
■ In most sports, biological males have a very significant size and strength advantage over their female competitors which can rob girls and women of opportunities to compete fairly and win, obtain scholarships, and other advantages
■ In contact sports such as football, boxing, wrestling and even basketball, there is a very real danger of serious and possibly permanent physical injuries to biological girls and women
■ Forcing biological girls and women to shower and change clothing with a M2F biological male violates their right to sexual and bodily privacy