Male-born athletes do not belong in women’s sport

A trans woman could qualify for the women’s weightlifting at the 2020 Olympics.

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Laurel Hubbard, a weightlifter from New Zealand, is attempting to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Hubbard won two gold medals at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa, and will try to qualify for the Olympics at the Oceania Championships in April.

The only problem here is that Hubbard was born male, but competes in women’s categories. Laurel competed as Gavin Hubbard prior to transitioning seven years ago.

Male-to-female trans athletes have been allowed to compete in the Olympics since 2016, provided they meet certain testosterone levels. But this ignores the in-built advantages of being born male.

‘If you’ve grown up a male and had testosterone, your bone structure is different to the female, your upper body strength is going to remain, you’ve got greater lung capacity, a larger heart size’, said Australian Olympian Tamsyn Lewis recently, speaking out against the inclusion of trans women in women’s sports.

Women are being outcompeted in sports like cycling and athletics by trans athletes who have an unfair advantage. And in some cases, women are being put in danger by the decision to allow trans athletes to compete against them in contact sports, like rugby and even MMA.

Women’s sport is being sacrificed to trans dogma.

Picture by: Getty.

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