Actually sport it is a narrative
Started by Bad Penny II, October 25, 2017, 11:01:52 AM
QuoteHannah Mouncey is a name most of Australia now associates with AFLW, despite being told by the governing body this week she couldn't play the game. At least, not at an elite level.
Quote from: Bad Penny II on October 25, 2017, 11:01:52 AMDo transgender athletes have an unfair advantage?According to a radio program I was listening to it was unanimous, if you think that you're a homophobe.
Quote from: BooksCatsEtc on October 25, 2017, 08:10:38 PMAnd given that gender reassignment is cosmetic surgery with chemical support (admittedly extreme cosmetic surgery) to change what your gender appears to be without changing your body's actual gender, I would say that yeah, having a male body in a female sport is an unfair advantage.
Quote from: Dave on October 26, 2017, 05:17:52 AMInteresting bit sbout the comparstive running times, Icarus. Taking the extremes in stadium racing there is less than a second difference in the fastest 100m and only about 25 seconds difference in the mile (though, percentage-wise those differences are dignificant) - but the men have got slightly faster whilst the womens' records remain unbroken since 1988 and 1976 respectively.
Quote from: No one on October 25, 2017, 10:18:23 PMBad Penny II:Do transgender athletes have an unfair advantage?....... if you think that you're a homophobe. BooksCatsEtc:I believe the correct term here is transphobe.The correct term is asshole!
QuoteHow many metres do they run in a second?It's only a 100m event.
Quote from: Dave on October 26, 2017, 01:25:32 PMLast sentence seems a bit meaningless for this argument,
Quote from: Bad Penny II on October 26, 2017, 02:16:15 PMQuote from: Dave on October 26, 2017, 01:25:32 PMLast sentence seems a bit meaningless for this argument, No it is not.I think you said there was 1 second difference between male and female times over 100m.One second is not a hair, a nose or a head, it is a long way.
Quote from: Davin on October 26, 2017, 03:24:36 PMI bet there are some physical gender differences, but I don't think that we have a very good picture on what those differences actually are.