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Feb 27 2020
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Did it occur to you that she’s neither saying nor suggesting that the phrase is “incorrect”, but simply quoting the term used in the policy? (That’s why they are sometimes referred to as “quotation marks.”)

Jan 18 2020
47

That’s a really shallow reading. Companies can have a distinct identity and philosophy and that gets lost or abandoned when they’re acquired by larger corporations, even the new owners pledge to stay true to the founders’ visions. Read more

Jan 17 2020
10

Actually, it probably gave value to Hulu. All family oriented or family-marketable content goes to Disney+, while more adult-oriented and niche content can go to Hulu. 

Jan 14 2020
20

I really pity the fastidious type of people who will come to the Arrowverse in a decade’s time and are determined to watch the entire thing in accurate airing order. It’s going to be a nightmare!
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Jan 11 2020
4

“Female anatomy” is not a single, uniform entity that every cis woman possesses in exactly equal amounts - it can vary fairly significantly from person to person. And in fact, lowering T levels and raising E levels does in fact do quite a lot of work towards making a body female (which is why trans women do it in the Read more

Jan 10 2020
5

One would assume that, if it were about fairness in competition for college scholarships, at least one person writing/promoting these pieces of legislation would have mentioned college or scholarships, or those two words together.

Jan 9 2020
2

The study was peer-reviewed, and attempted to control for age. It has failings, sure, but I would argue that they are no greater than the one study you’ve posted.

Jan 9 2020
5

Except that study didn’t study athletes, and didn’t directly study athleticism. This study did look into race times among transgender athletes (Although not at an elite level) and found no competitive advantage for trans athletes.
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Jan 9 2020
4

Per this study, “there is no direct or consistent research suggesting transgender female individuals (or male individuals) have an athletic advantage at any stage of their transition”.

Jan 9 2020
8

I admire your tenacity. I live for the day someone will post, "well crap. You are a scientist and I'm not. I'll keep being skeptical, but for now, I'll accept your position". Think that will ever happen?

Jan 9 2020
3

It’s not largely untested just because you disagree with the results. And again, you haven’t provided any large or broad studies to back up your claim, just a single very small study that didn’t even look at athletes with its extremely limited scope.

Jan 9 2020
5

A fair proposal would be to not legislate this issue because it doesn’t need to be.

Schools can decide on their own rules, with parent input. But honestly, when the kids are pre-pubescent, it shouldn’t matter; the biological differences are not that pronounced until then.

Jan 9 2020
15

Being biologically male is not what grants men an edge in sport. It’s testosterone. The idea that everyone with a Y chromosome has an edge due to that alone is facetious.
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Jan 9 2020
40

Do you know the only thing that matters about youth sports, in the macro level? Participation. Participating in sports has social and physical health benefits, which is why many schools encourage or require students to participate in them. But which particular child wins that sport is ultimately meaningless, and is as Read more

Jan 9 2020
13

People have been debating about it from the start. It’s an ongoing discussion, and it has evolved over time as our understanding of the concepts involved has grown. With all that said, you haven’t shown anything that supports your original claim that “Trans women are destroying every sports record set by women around Read more

Jan 9 2020
44

A yes, Republicans are concerned about fairness and the treatment of women. So concerned that they fail to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, defeat legislation promoting equal pay for equal work, and loosen Title IX protections for campus assault, deny a woman’s right to make decsions regarding her own body, Read more