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Aug 29 2019
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Rachel McKinnon, who is currently looking forward to the death of a feminist lesbian activist. 

May 9 2019
27

No, those are reasonable people who understand the implications of allowing people who are biologically men to compete with women. 

May 9 2019
26

I’m older, so maybe things have changed, but when I had kids the rule of thumb was, it takes you 9 months to get in this shape, it will take you 9 months to get back. 

May 9 2019
29

We need to evolve, but we also need to listen to why people are having hesitations and why these people from all different directions and parts of life are seemingly, confusingly to some, finding some common ground and really understand them. I do see myself identifying with SOME ideas that seem to get me labeled Read more

May 9 2019
6

Good point. I’m a bleeding heart liberal hippie, and I have no idea how on earth people think it’s OK for a male-to-female transgender woman to compete against other women in powerlifting. It’s absolutely absurd.

May 9 2019
8

A lot of people in the trans-positive rad fem space have seen the TERF online communities drifting toward the alt-right for years now, and the alt-right has welcomed them - it’s not going to get any better. Read more

May 9 2019
26

While that is generally true, it doesn’t really apply here. TERFs care about their issues, deeply. They are just trying to protect their space from co-opting impostors. This is not to say that all transgendered are impostors, but impostors have embedded themselves within their ranks.

May 9 2019
52

My problem with the phrase “TERF” is that it has been applied so broadly and erroneously in the past few years that it has basically lost all meaning. When you call everyone who wore a pussy hat to their women’s march a TERF or dismiss anything focusing specifically on reproductive rights/menstruation/abortion TERF-y, Read more

May 9 2019
6

Wilks is a coefficient though and it has mathematical bias towards women and towards weight classes. If we are really going to use this to compare the strength of male vs female, using Wilks is a circular reference, it is the kind of argument the NCAA would make about amateurism. 

May 9 2019
2

To slightly counter that, that is an argument that has been made for allowing certain PEDs as well. Since the genetic differences are varied enough, there is an inherent imbalance when considering athletic advantages. So how is allowing a genetically freakish athlete to compete more acceptable than allowing someone to Read more

May 9 2019
6

Powerlifting’s a little funny in that they have actually enshrined two tracks for measuring ability in the sport. The first is the actual raw total. If you ask “which human can powerlift the most weight across the 3 lifts (squat, bench, deadlift)?” that’s going to be a man every time, probably forever. Read more

May 9 2019
2

The funny thing is that these shitheads would end up discouraging woman from sports altogether.

May 9 2019
11

I think it’s also sort of relevant that McKinnon is herself a trans athlete, and one who only began to win races after her transition, in the women’s division! So what is she going to do, cast doubt on the legitimacy of her own wins?  I find it hard to believe the author did not know that

May 9 2019
15

So Sam B is being a little disingenuous. Let’s get the basics out of the way: the world record for raw women (meaning without wraps) at the same weight level of 198 lbs (or less) is 524 lbs. The men’s record is 804. Read more

May 9 2019
8

Behold the evolution of an ideology, folks: in the above example Transwomen are women has morphed into ‘women do not exist’. Beware those who peddle this kind of nonsense as though it were about trans-inclusion. It absolutely isn’t. They’re not interested in preserving the rights of a marginalized community. Their Read more

May 8 2019
24

If you don’t understand how the system that ranks men and women on a separate scale doesn’t completely undermine your entire argument, there isn’t much you do understand, let alone your sport. 

May 8 2019
12

I support transgender inclusion in sports but maaaybe we shouldn’t rely on a philosophy PhD to provide biology expertise. The article felt like it got lost in some pretty unscientific discussion of gender with McKinnon. We don’t have to pretend that Y chromosomes don’t have a major affect on the athletic performances Read more

May 8 2019
22

I have plenty of friends who rightfully and justifiably deride climate change deniers and anti-vaxers as wrongheaded for ignoring science, evidence and logic. These same people often have strong opinions on this topic that mirror Deadspin’s. The only thing I’ve learned from talking to them is that we’ll all abandon Read more