THBT Transgender People Should be Allowed to Compete in Sports
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Transgender: denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex
Sports: an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.
Burden of proof is shared.
- Transgender people are also people and deserve to have similar rights to non-transgender persons
- Sports is merely another choice that gives people entertainment and allowing transgender means more potential for a variety of entertainment
- Disallowing transgender to compete in sports means arbitrary discrimination, violating the terms of freedom and equality which democracy is founded upon
- Transgender people may hold their own sports league in order to avoid any views of "unfair competition"
- If we continue arbitrarily separating transgender people, we perpetuate biases. For example, that women are always weaker, are supposed to be weaker, and will be inferior to men. [Crux point]
- We value all people equally and we should not encourage sexism
- Using asthma inhalers or one of many prohibited medications
- Using anabolic steroids
- Taking stimulants
- Using beta-blocking
- Bribing or arranging the outcome of a match or event
- Having any kind of unfair advantage
Running. Swimming. Rowing. Kayaking. Short distance, long distance. Accomplished in teams or attempted alone.These are such diverse events, requiring different parts of the body and diverse types of talent. And yet they all share something: Their women's speed world records are all about 90 percent of their men's speed world records, in both short, middle and long distances. [Theatlantic.com/we-thought-female-athletes-were-catching-up-to-men-but-theyre-not]
Not only did hundreds and thousands of males outperform the best results of the elite females, they did so thousands and tens of thousands of times. (Yes, again, that’s the right number of zeros.) The results make clear that sex determines win share. [law.duke.edu/sports/sex-sport/comparative-athletic-performance/]
If you know sport, you know this beyond a reasonable doubt: there is an average 10-12% performance gap between elite males and elite females. The gap is smaller between elite females and non-elite males, but it’s still insurmountable and that’s ultimately what matters. [law.duke.edu]
Transwomen treated with estrogens after completing male puberty experienced only minimal declines in physical performance over 12 months, substantially surpassing average female performance for up to 8 years. [healio.com]
“Athletic performance among transgender men matches or exceeds athletic performance for male controls after 1 year on testosterone.” [ibid]
Transgender people are also people and deserve to have similar rights to non-transgender persons
Transgender people may hold their own sports league in order to avoid any views of "unfair competition"
If we continue arbitrarily separating transgender people, we perpetuate biases. For example, that women are always weaker, are supposed to be weaker, and will be inferior to men.
- Trans-women have unfair advantages over their cis-competition. Hormonal treatment doesn't effectively remove these advantages quickly nor fully.
- It's immoral to essentially force trans-women to take hormonal treatment. It violates bodily autonomy.
- Trans-men use hormonal treatment (read: performance-enhancing steroids), and as a result, match or outperform cis-men
- It's unfair to allow trans men to use steroids when no cis man is allowed to do it.
- Unfair advantages SHOULD NOT be regarded and treated as acceptable, as they ruin the point of competition altogether
- This disproves PRO's claim of "arbitrary discrimination". Disallowing trans people is neither arbitrary nor discrimination (the negative sense).
- Sports competition is not a human right. Having standards in place for fairness sake isn't a violation of trans-peoples rights.
- Making a new sports league for transgenders would be a result of the resolution being false, not a result of it being true.
- Making a new sports league for transgenders would be far more offensive than disallowing them; since they would not be treated as normal people
- PRO must prove that transgenders should be allowed to compete AS NORMAL MEN AND WOMEN WOULD. Nothing else fulfils his BoP.
it can be an acceptable sacrifice for entertainment and allowing people to think that all transgender should be accepted in sports
Without fairness, sport is devoid of any meaning or purpose. Worse still, it can be a detrimental experience for its participants. [fairplayinternational.org/what-is-fair-play-]
By contrast, transwomen treated with estrogens after completing male puberty experienced only minimal declines in physical performance over 12 months, substantially surpassing average female performance for up to 8 years.
I also propose another potential counter-plan, where you separate by skill level and physical level (such as in boxing)
- It is immoral to force transgenders to use hormonal treatment.
- Transgenders competing in sports would not have a positive but rather a negative effect on women.
- Transgenders in sports ruin fairness
We conclude that the incidences of strokes and VTEs are higher in transwomen receiving THT than in both reference women and men. In addition, transwomen and transmen receiving THT are at higher risk of MIs than reference women. [ahajournals]
Most people probably aren’t aware – I certainly wasn’t, until I started researching this issue properly – that ten years ago, the majority of people wanting to transition to the opposite sex were male. That ratio has now reversed. The UK has experienced a 4400% increase in girls being referred for transitioning treatment. Autistic girls are hugely overrepresented in their numbers.The writings of young trans men reveal a group of notably sensitive and clever people. The more of their accounts of gender dysphoria I’ve read, with their insightful descriptions of anxiety, dissociation, eating disorders, self-harm and self-hatred, the more I’ve wondered whether, if I’d been born 30 years later, I too might have tried to transition. The allure of escaping womanhood would have been huge.I want to be very clear here: I know transition will be a solution for some gender dysphoric people, although I’m also aware through extensive research that studies have consistently shown that between 60-90% of gender dysphoric teens will grow out of their dysphoria.
If you didn’t already know – and why should you? – ‘TERF’ is an acronym coined by trans activists, which stands for Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist. In practice, a huge and diverse cross-section of women are currently being called TERFs and the vast majority have never been radical feminists. Accusations of TERFery have been sufficient to intimidate many people, institutions and organisations I once admired.Huge numbers of women are justifiably terrified by the trans activists; I know this because so many have got in touch with me to tell their stories. They’re afraid of doxxing, of losing their jobs or their livelihoods, and of violence. But endlessly unpleasant as its constant targeting of me has been, I refuse to bow down to a movement that I believe is doing demonstrable harm in seeking to erode ‘woman’ as a political and biological class and offering cover to predators like few before it.
A groundbreaking new study on transgender athletes has found trans women retain a 12% advantage in running tests even after taking hormones for two years to suppress their testosterone. The researchers say they “may underestimate the advantage in strength that trans women have over cis women … because trans women will have a higher power output than cis women when performing an equivalent number of push-ups”.The results, researchers suggest, indicate the current International Olympic Committee guidelines may give trans women an “unfair competitive advantage” over biological women.
Transwomen treated with estrogens after completing male puberty experienced only minimal declines in physical performance over 12 months, substantially surpassing average female performance for up to 8 years. [Professor David J. Handelsman - the Healio article]
IOC guidelines issued in 2015 said any transgender athlete could compete as a woman provided their testosterone levels are below 10 nanomoles per liter for at least 12 months prior to their first competition. That has been criticized by some scientists, who say it does little to mitigate natural biological advantages enjoyed by male-born athletes, including bone and muscle density. [reuters]
“The opinions of scientists although valid, are just that, opinions,” [Kate Weatherly - ibid]
- It is immoral to enforce hormonal regulations
- Promoting transgenderism harms women more than it benefits them
- Transgenders have unfair advantages in sports
- Unfairness ruins the virtues of sports
my expert's idea that even sex traits are arbitrary and ambiguous
- PRO does not deny that feminism and women right is more important than transgender rights due to women being a much larger group.
- PRO does not deny that J.K.Rowling and many feminists are being silenced and harassed by transgender activists.
- PRO thus does not deny or dispute that transgenderism has a negative effect on women and feminists.
you would still have to train to a decently good level for, in example, an elite men to transition to a woman and still win against the best of the best
“The opinions of scientists although valid, are just that, opinions,” said New Zealand mountain biker Kate Weatherly, who transitioned as a teenager and has become a national champion competing against women. [reuters]
- PRO's expert has an idea that sex traits don't matter,
- But it is a fact that men and women are different and perform differently.
- PRO's expert has as an idea that transgenders in sports is a positive thing for the sporting world,
- But is a fact that transgenders in sports cause scandals, accusations and widespread discussion amounting to negative attention for transgenders.
- PRO's expert has as an idea that the Stockholm consensus is too restrictive,
- But it is a fact that transgenders have a considerable advantage even after 2 years of treatment. Many advantages simply can't be removed at all.
- PRO's expert has as an idea that fairness doesn't matter in sports,
- But it is a fact that fairness matters to the entire sporting world.
- PRO's expert has as an idea that transgenders in sports helps women,
- But it is a fact that many who fight for women are silenced by transgender activists; and that transgenderism likely is giving cover to predators.