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Asshole decides to declare himself female for a day to compete in a weightlifting tournament. Read through please!

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Oct 27, 2017
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READ THROUGH THE TWITTER THREAD FIRST PLEASE! DON'T DO DRIVE BY HOT TAKES!

Removed link to original news source. The site deserves no clicks. Lets focus on what Mr. Tucker goes into.



This asshole decides to make mockery of the whole trans people in sports argument by declaring himself a female, winning and then going back to male. The twitter thread makes it evident that he was in complete violation of the accepted procedure to actually transition from an athletic perspective.

EDIT: I was mostly interested in the science of sports account detailing the failings of this case and what are the current issues facing trans athletes. Not the asshole himself
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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I feel the real problem is sports. We should just open it it up, everything goes, hormones, steroids, bionic limbs, whatever. It's terribly arbitrary and patriarchal and we're trying to have our cake and eat it.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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I feel the real problem is sports. We should just open it it up, everything goes, hormones, steroids, bionic limbs, whatever. It's terribly arbitrary and patriarchal and we're trying to have our cake and eat it.
Yeah I mostly agree with this for the mens side or an open category. Women's divisions do need to have more oversight though.
 
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Masoyama
Oct 27, 2017
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I'm missing the part where he was in a tournament. Maybe I'm bad at reading Twitter threads but it looks like he just did a lift in a gym and posted on Twitter inbetween tshirt flash sales off the publicity.
Ohhh. You know what, I think you are right. Shit, I misread the thread.

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Oct 25, 2017
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Ohhh. You know what, I think you are right. Shit, I misread the thread.
Yeah was about to say, thought the threshold for trans competition was more strict, which it looks like the Twitter thread goes into. That rapper guy is a PR try hard though. The first time he does it its appalling and transparent, the other 7 times he does it with posts of selling his clothing is eye rollingly try hard.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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Yeah was about to say, thought the threshold for trans competition was more strict, which it looks like the Twitter thread goes into. That rapper guy is a PR try hard though. The first time he does it its appalling and transparent, the other 7 times he does it with posts of selling his clothing is eye rollingly try hard.
Yeah I read through what he did lightly. I was way more interested in the details that the thread goes into than this one guy.
 
Dec 12, 2017
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I feel the real problem is sports. We should just open it it up, everything goes, hormones, steroids, bionic limbs, whatever. It's terribly arbitrary and patriarchal and we're trying to have our cake and eat it.
This would be catastrophic for women, cis or trans. I don't know why this idea keeps getting mentioned.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Why even give this the light of day...

Shithead asshole, does sit head asshole thing.

The only thing this encourages is discussions that will eventually lead to trans folk being made to feel scrutinized yet again.
 
Dec 12, 2017
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In most cases he would have been laughed out there as simply declaring yourself male or female is not (or at least is not supposed to be) enough to compete a gender-specific competition like that.
The thing is, in CT high school Athletics this is how it works. Granted it's at the amateur level, but the precedence exists.
 
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Why even give this the light of day...

Shithead asshole, does sit head asshole thing.

The only thing this encourages is discussions that will eventually lead to trans folk being made to feel scrutinized yet again.
As the thread states. It is important to understand that declaring yourself is not enough to compete. However, it is also important to understand that men do have intrinstic advantages over women in sports and there is a need to enforce those lines in athletics. A man cannot simply declare himself as a woman and compete, too many biological advantages before they go through the IOC approved transition plan.

Your hard work and due diligence to understand what you were sharing before sharing this random nothing event to spark conversation about trans folk in sports is greatly admired.
As I said in the OP. It's not about the guy or the site. It's all about what Mr. Tucker describes.
 

Llyrwenne

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So some transphobe on Twitter made a transphobic "joke", the totally trustworthy 'bigleaguepolitics.com' covered it as "news", and then some dude on Twitter made a thread about that article just so they could attack transgender athletes even though none of this has anything to do with actual transgender athletes, and then you made a thread about it here ... why exactly?
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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This thread seems to have been based on misinformation and does not need to be signal boosted. As such we are closing it.
 
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