Men who have had one year of hormone replacement therapy and no reassignment surgery may now compete as women in the Olympics. Women have the same option. But who among us imagines that this won’t become a competition between men (Men’s Sports) and men claiming to be women (Women’s Sports)?
Go, girl! has taken on a whole new meaning. And Girl-Power now comes with the optional penis built-in.
Men are physiologically different. Maybe a few generations of messing with that will change things. But how long will women have to lose to ‘men’ competing as women before this all falls apart?
Sure, the IOC can do what it wants, but I can’t imagine even the most open-minded professional female athlete (sans penis) will appreciate the change.
I’m also curious about how Muslim Countries will feel about this?
The Olympics is allowing top tier male athletes to compete against women as women. That’s not going to end well for women.
1. Those who transition from female to male are eligible to compete in the male category without restriction.
2. Those who transition from male to female are eligible to compete in the female category under the following conditions:
- 2.1. The athlete has declared that her gender identity is female. The declaration cannot be changed, for sporting purposes, for a minimum of four years.
- 2.2. The athlete must demonstrate that her total testosterone level in serum has been below 10 nmol/L for at least 12 months prior to her first competition (with the requirement for any longer period to be based on a confidential case-by-case evaluation, considering whether or not 12 months is a sufficient length of time to minimize any advantage in women’s competition).
- 2.3. The athlete’s total testosterone level in serum must remain below 10 nmol/L throughout the period of desired eligibility to compete in the female category.
- 2.4. Compliance with these conditions may be monitored by testing. In the event of non-compliance, the athlete’s eligibility for female competition will be suspended for 12 months.
So, Men and Women aren’t the same even when they claim to be the opposite sex. Women have no restrictions. Men have to be female (for sporting purposes) for at least four years.
Small price to compete against other
men women for women’s gold at the Olympics?
We’ll find out soon enough.
And yes, they will still enforce the anti-doping rules. They’ve got it all worked out.