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Most M2F Transgender Athletes Banned From Female Events
At Least Two Good Reasons For Keeping Penises Out Of Female Sports
The organization's stated reason is that males, even if they honestly believe themselves to be female, "retain an advantage in muscle mass, volume, and strength over cis women" even after 12 months of gender affirming hormone therapy.
This ruling is logical and simply follows a well established practice of having sporting events limited to only one class.
Would a 20-year-old be permitted to compete in the Senior Olympics (> 50) simply because he feels like – and/or even believes himself to be – 55 years of age, and even if he claims that many senior citizens can outperform some 20-year olds?
Similarly, would a boxer or wrestler who weighs 240 pounds ever be allowed to even step into the ring or onto the mat in matches in lightweight divisions simply because he believes himself to much lighter, and even if he can show that a few heavyweights might lose to a much lighter but more skilled opponent?
The answer to both questions is obviously a resounding "NO."
There's also another very important problem. 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 two strong arguments against permitting M2F transgender athletes to play and compete on girls' and women's teams:
First, 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.
Indeed, even one M2F student permitted to compete as a female can dash the hopes of dozens if not hundreds of girls hoping to be crowned state champion.
Second, forcing biological girls and women to shower and change clothing with a M2F biological male violates their fundamental right to sexual and bodily privacy.
Girls as well as their parents quite reasonably do not want penises in a female locker room, not only because it's a gross invasion of female bodily and sexual privacy, but also because of a concern about possible rape or other sexual assault in a largely empty locker room - which has, in fact, occurred.
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