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There are 4 comments on POV: Cheering a More Inclusive Olympic Games

  1. Nope, nope, nope! As a father of 3 girls in athletics, I cannot support men competing against women regardless of their “testosterone” levels which thankfully this article proves as non-defining of athletic ability.

    Male athletes are physically superior to female athletes due to their genetics. These men are taking spots from hard working women in sports essentially crushing the women’s equality movement. Don’t get me wrong, if any of these men came to me for a job, I am completely open to hiring them as mental ability is not as discriminatory as physical ability. But in athletics, men competing with women is no competition at all.

  2. Aaaaaaand, NOBODY is watching these Olympics .. when it’s all about social justice, it quickly loses entertainment value .. like the NBA, MLB, and ALL the awards shows, when you go full ‘woke’ you’ll ultimately go ‘broke’ .. these Olympics will set records for ‘nobody cares’.

  3. How would the author explain the apparently stark differences between male and female athletes (e.g., body-building, track, soccer, etc.). Is the implication that women athletes are somehow less dedicated to these sports than their male counterparts? That seems preposterous.

  4. It’s interesting to read all the comments in disagreement with the points made in this article, and as someone who wants to fully support the LGBTQ+ community but has also experienced competition in sports with trans athletes, I can see the concerns of both sides. But, trans people are here to stay – the next question that we need to be asking is, what solutions can we come up with for them? Should trans women just compete amongst themselves? What about nonbinary people – is it unfair when they participate in the women’s events, as most do? I do find it interesting to consider how this may lead to a regression in the women’s equality movement – that also depends on whether you can accept that trans women are women, too.

    The article should have started off by clarifying that women also have testosterone. An equally important issue is the several track and field cisgender women athletes who were barred from competing due to their testosterone levels being too high. This is a Eurocentric policy that has led to racial discrimination in competing and must be challenged.

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