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Trans-women barred from international swimming competition
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 19, 2022 02:39PM
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events, starting Monday. FINA members widely adopted a new “gender inclusion policy” on Sunday that only permits swimmers who transitioned before age 12 to compete in women’s events.

“This is not saying that people are encouraged to transition by the age of 12. It’s what the scientists are saying, that if you transition after the start of puberty, you have an advantage, which is unfair,” James Pearce, who is the spokesperson for FINA president Husain Al-Musallam, told The Associated Press.

The organization also proposed an “open competition category," though no details about that category have been determined.



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Re: Trans-women barred from international swimming competition
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: June 19, 2022 02:49PM
I think this is fair.



It is what it is.
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Re: Trans-women barred from international swimming competition
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 19, 2022 05:23PM
This is newsworthy?


I think this is fair.


Agreed.

It's not as though there's no history of a tangentially related banning.

So to that end, I guess it is newsworthy.






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Re: Trans-women barred from international swimming competition
Posted by: Rolando
Date: June 19, 2022 08:36PM
The thought of a preteen child being administered drugs, or carved up without, by definition, being able to give legal consent... is disturbing, to say the least.



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Re: Trans-women barred from international swimming competition
Posted by: btfc
Date: June 19, 2022 10:01PM
This story is more problematic:

[www.vox.com]
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Re: Trans-women barred from international swimming competition
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 20, 2022 05:54AM
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btfc
This story is more problematic:

[www.vox.com]

Thank you, I don't follow track & field and never heard of her, that was very interesting both the read and the attached video.



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Re: Trans-women barred from international swimming competition
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 20, 2022 12:30PM
And recall this was done deliberately by the East Germans to help the Soviets in their Olympic domination dreams. The story of one such young person is here. And it's horrible.

[www.mirror.co.uk]
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