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Dear Daily Signal: Kelsey Bolar’s treatment in her video report of the issue of transgender athletes in girls sports is more in depth than a previous article I read on the same subject (“8th Place: A High School Girl’s Life After Transgender Students Join Her Sport”).
Sensitivity - Athletes - Way - Solution - Problem
Transgender-inclusive sensitivity for athletes is being made way more complicated than it need be. The solution to the problem, without disrespect or inequality, is as plain as the nose on the faces of those who champion this movement.
For any athlete convinced of being transgender, create a new class of athletes: transgender. Or perhaps pangender.
Everyone - Anyone - Class - Hormone - Therapy
To make certain it is equal and inclusive, allow everyone and anyone to compete in this class, with or without counseling, hormone therapy, or reassignment surgery. Additionally, those athletes who identify as gender-fluid could enter and exit the class at will, without need of special permission or documentation.
Not to put too fine a point on it: As practiced since the beginning of athletic competition, humans who know they are males compete with males; humans who know they are females compete with females.
Humans - Males - Bodies - Females - Females
Humans who know they either are males living in the bodies of females or are females living in the bodies of males would be encouraged to compete in the transgender or pangender class of athletes.
All things being equal anyway, a pan- or transgender class invites —civilly, neatly, positively, respectfully, and sensitively—anyone and everyone who desires to join or leave the class, dependent on how they feel and view themselves on any given day.
Need - US - Constitution
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