Martina Navratilova and Trans Athletes

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  1. Angie

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    Thank you for being really respectful. I think as mods that we have to seem like we're negative a lot, but I think we can do a better job about calling out when something was really kind and respectful - like this.
     
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    #83 harimad, Feb 22, 2019
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    1. For women in general, yes 135 is pretty good. For hardcore lifters, no, not at all.

    2. I've run in 5K competitions, and have never come close to being a frontrunner in the women's standings. (I've never been a strong runner before though. This is more for enjoyment than competition.) I'll occasionally play basketball with the boys at the gym, and I get a lot of compliments there. I'm still pretty competitive there.I'm the only woman that I have ever seen play in pickup games.

    3. It depends on the sport.
    An advantage in basketball? Definitely. (I was recruited by a lot of D3s for basketball, but ultimately chose to walkon in football instead because I was hung up on being a Division I athlete.)
    An advantage in lifting? Four years ago, hell yes; Two years ago, yes. Now? No advantage at all. It's all because of the switchover from testosterone to estrogen.
     
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    Thankyou for answering my questions. I really don't know what to think now.
     
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    This thread is more civil than I would have expected.
     
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    What to think in terms of what? Biological males having a huge advantage over biological females?
     

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