Trans athletes: Bigot!
Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco
Examples of biological injustice
Trans athletes : 13 items
There are resentments against trans folks, in at least a few ways they have a shit life. I'm sorry for that, and can only treat them with dignity and respect in our 1:1 dealings. And I think those calling them "cheats" is a bit too far -- it is an unfair advantage, but the sincere ones didn't ask for that advantage. Is Shaq cheating at Basketball because he has mutated genes that made him a physical monster? But him playing in high school might not have been fair to the others either. (It's why we created size/weight limits in some sports like boxing/wrestling).
So while I think Tran people deserve to be able to compete in sports, at whatever gender they choose -- I'm not sure that extends to sports competitions. Or they at least deserve to have an asterisks next to their accomplishments, because they do have an unfair biological advantage. Yes, they worked hard too, and deserve the accomplishment -- but just like a woman dropping steroids all her life, and quitting them just long enough to qualify and win a championship, the same thing can apply to trans women. It's not fair, but who the fuck told you that life was going to be fair?