Report: Researchers Want Binary Sports Abandoned For ‘More Nuanced Approach’

Daily Wire | 7/9/2019 | Staff
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Researchers from New Zealand’s University of Otago think dividing sports competitions into men’s and women’s isn’t sufficient to deal with transgender individuals, and thus want a "more nuanced approach." As The College Fix reports, the study is titled, “Transwomen in elite sport: scientific and ethical considerations."

BioEdge noted that the study stated, " ... it is important to both extend and celebrate diversity, while maintaining fairness for cis-women in sport. To be simultaneously inclusive and fair at the elite level the male/ female binary must be discarded in favour of a more nuanced approach. We conclude that the gender binary in sport has perhaps had its day.”

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BioEdge stated, "International Olympic Committee guidelines from 2015 permit transwomen to compete against cis-women if their testosterone is held below 10 nmol/L.
 However, this is much higher than that of cis-women. So should transwomen be allowed to compete in women’s events? The University of Otago researchers believe that they should, but that ‘the existing male/female categories in sport should be abandoned in favour of a more nuanced approach satisfying both inclusion and fairness.’”

Bioedge added, “The best solution is to dump the male/female binary in sport, replacing it with an algorithm which takes into account gender identity, socioeconomic status and physiology.”

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The College Fix pointed out:

Recently, a trans woman from Franklin Pierce University won the school’s first-ever national individual woman’s track title. She had competed as a man just the year before. In Connecticut, three high school female athletes have asked the US Department of Education to investigate the state’s governing athletic association for Title IX violations. Girls who are boys “in every biological and physiological respect” are permitted to compete with biological females in school sporting events.

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