02C. Women in Sports

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2C.  Women's Sports

 Save Women’s Sports
“…a coalition that fights to preserve sex-based eligibility standards for participation in female sports”

There’s a reason that women’s sports were made by and for natural-born women.
― Jessica Marie Baumgartner


Associated Press.  “World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events.” [2022]

Tim Black.  “Trans ideology will destroy women’s sports: Allowing biological males to compete against women is a license to cheat.”  [2022]

Center for Disease Control.
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United States 1960–2002” 

Kristen Conti.  “IOC announces new rules for transgender athletes before Paris 2004 Olympics.” [2022]

Shannon Davies. “Sharron Davies: I was an Olympic Swimmer, I want trans women banned from all female sports.”  [2022]

Sarah Ditum. “Who loses when trans women win? The trans debate is harming intersex people like Caster Semenya.”

Feminist Wiki.  “Trans women in women’s sports.” [2021]

Christina Maxouris.  “3 Connecticut high school girls are suing over a policy that allows trans athletes to compete in girls' sports.” [2020]

Fiona McAnena.  “The flawed science of trans inclusion in women’s sport: Advocates are embracing flawed studies to justify unfair inclusion.” [2022]         

Asher McShane.  “Trans woman, 29, beats girl, 13, to win women's skateboarding contest in NYC.”  [2022]

Robinson Meyer. “We thought female athletes were catching up to men, but they’re not: Across dozens of sports, women's world speed records consistently fall 10 percent short of men’s records.”  [2012]

Meghan Murphy.  “Trans athletes make a mockery of women’s sports.” [2019]

Martina Navratilova.  “The rules on trans athletes reward cheats and punish the innocent: Letting men compete as women simply if they change their name and take hormones is unfair — no matter how those athletes may throw their weight around.” [2019]

Michael Powell.  “What Lia Thomas could mean for women’s elite sports: Although the number of top transgender athletes is small, the disagreements are profound, cutting to the core of the debate around gender identity and biological sex.” [2022]

Maya T. Prabhu. “Georgia bill would make transgender youth compete as gender identified at birth.” [2019]

John Riley. “3 states introduce bills to restrict transgender athletes to competing based on their birth sex: Spate of bills targeting transgender athletes shows social conservatives believe they’ve found a salient wedge issue.” [2019] 

Julia Diana Robertson. “DOJ sides with 3 Connecticut HS girls about fairness in sports.” [2020]

Dani Shugart. “Trans athletes: The death of women’s sports: Fairness gone too  far.” [2019]

Jennifer Smith. “'I'm not going to go easy on them just because they're kids': Trans skateboarder, 29, defends competing against young girls and insists she [sic!] doesn't have a physical advantage.”

Eric Spitznagel.  “Trans women athletes have unfair advantage over those born female: testosterone.”  [2021]


While sports are indisputably a positive source of strength and self-development for girls, they can accomplish this only if the environment in which female athletes throw their javelins, kick their soccer balls, and swim their fast and furious laps is an environment that respects girls and takes them seriously as athletes.
Leslie Heywood

VIDEO Posey Parker. “Beth Stelzer: save women’s sports.” [2020]   

It is difficult for men to measure the enormous extent of social discrimination that seems insignificant from the outside and whose moral and intellectual repercussions are so deep in woman that they appear to spring from an original nature. The man most sympathetic to women never knows her concrete situation fully.” 
― Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex

Linda Blade.  Unsporting:  how trans activism and science denial are destroying women’s sport.  [2021] BOOK

Carole Hooven.  T: The Story of Testosterone, the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us. [2021]  ONLINE BOOK

... her wings are cut and then she is blamed for not knowing how to fly. 
― Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex




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