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One of the simplest examples of biological unfairness is grip strength. Studies like the one below show that 90% of females produced less force than 95% of males. (In english, if you're the weaker than 19 out of 20 men, you're still stronger than 9 out of 10 women). It gets worse, female athletes and their maximum force is 444 N, that's still below the average for men (541 N), and is in fact below 3/4ths of all men (most being non-athletes), and all male athletes. In sports where grip strength maters, trans women (M2F) are going to always have an unfair advantage that can never be compensated for.  
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One of the simplest examples of biological unfairness is grip strength. Studies like the one below show that 90% of females produced less force than 95% of males. (In english, if you're the weaker than 19 out of 20 men, you're still stronger than 9 out of 10 women). It gets worse, female athletes and their maximum force is 444 N, that's still below the average for men (541 N), and is in fact below 3/4ths of all men (most being non-athletes), and all male athletes. Another study showed similar results that start in childhood (10-12 yo), and carry through to old age (68-88 yo). In sports where grip strength maters, trans women (M2F) are going to always have an unfair advantage that can never be compensated for.  
 
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* https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17186303
 
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* https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5618736/
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* http://www.biomedres.info/biomedical-research/gender-differences-in-hand-grip-strength-of-the-child-athletes-by-using-absolute-ratio-and-allometric-scaling-methods.html
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* https://www.gnxp.com/WordPress/2017/05/04/in-grip-strength-a-woman-in-the-90th-percentile-would-be-at-the-10th-percentile-for-men/
 
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Latest revision as of 22:48, 25 October 2019

One of the simplest examples of biological unfairness is grip strength. Studies like the one below show that 90% of females produced less force than 95% of males. (In english, if you're the weaker than 19 out of 20 men, you're still stronger than 9 out of 10 women). It gets worse, female athletes and their maximum force is 444 N, that's still below the average for men (541 N), and is in fact below 3/4ths of all men (most being non-athletes), and all male athletes. Another study showed similar results that start in childhood (10-12 yo), and carry through to old age (68-88 yo). In sports where grip strength maters, trans women (M2F) are going to always have an unfair advantage that can never be compensated for.


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