THBT The Vast Majority of Female Trans Athletes Don't Have an Inherent Advatange Over Female Cisgender Athletes
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I made this debate because of a debate with Wylted (found here: https://www.debateart.com/debates/3104-allowing-transgendered-athletes-mtf-to-compete-in-athletics-against-biological-females-is-unfair ) that he chose to forfeit only 25% of the way through the debate. I don't want to win by default, I want to prove my position fair and square.
Resolution Terms (You must accept to accept the debate. Comment if you think a definition is incorrect.):
Athletes: Specifically refers to professional athletes/athletes who can or do use their athletic career in sports as their primary source of income.
Sports: Activities primarily involving physical activity in the form of a game.
Cis/Cisgender: Your gender matches your sex assigned at birth
Trans/Transgender: Your gender does not match your sex assigned at birth
Vast majority: Anything not included in the alleged majority would be an outlier and an insignificant percentage of the group relative to the majority.
Inherent Advantage: An advantage that allows (in the context of this debate) a person of a certain group to be significantly more capable in some way due to the nature of that group (i.e. trans women usually have an inherent advantage as a result of some physical factors they usually cannot change).
Key Terms (Accepting these definitions is not necessary for the debate as long as the alternative is reasonable, it's just to understand what it is I am talking about right now):
Gender: An aspect of the identity of an individual often in relation to sex.
Sex: The group of biological traits you most closely align with (including intersex). Usually refers to sex assigned at birth.
Hormone Replacement Therapy(HRT): Medical treatment with one or more of the following (but will henceforth, unless otherwise specified, only refer to #1 and #2):
1. The use of anti-androgens to suppress testosterone (Referred to as Testosterone Suppression or TS).
2. The use of estradiol for estrogen production (Referred to as Feminizing Hormones or FHT).
3. The use of progesterone.
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