Not if I’m 60.
I wondered the same thing. Suburban schools like Edina and Eden Prairie have more non-Asian girls on their teams, but those girls don’t treat it like their main sport, as the Johnson girls do. I asked the Johnson girls about the Asian dominance and they put it up to the fact that most Hmong people live in the Twin…
No one is cut from the team. There’s varsity, JV and C squad, and everyone who comes out can play at the level their skills determine. As it turns out, the vast majority of the 100 or so girls who come out for badminton in March are Asian. The girls themselves, not the coaches, find their level at the beginning of the…
Ross Tucker’s video on the subject brings articulate insights on why this ruling does look anti-Semenya, but also why a women’s category in sports needs to be defended.
Thanks. Kawauchi is a fascinating character, modern samurai. I’ve done one in-person interview with him (before NYC Marathon) and that was lucky. Getting first-person information from him is really difficult because he rarely comes to the U.S., he doesn’t speak English, and due to his government job, any interview you…
White, Christian, rich, and male, I wouldadd.
it’s not above. it’s by Ardent
First of all, see the comment above this one. And you’re right, there are few sub-4 guys in the Army. But, there are guys who ran 4:30 to 4:45 in high school who didn’t go to college and joined the Army. As Sean Ryan pointed out, these guys either missed the cut-off for WCAP, or didn’t know about it...any number of…
Ross Tucker and others have pointed out a mistake I made in the above article: a test for exogenous testosterone looked at the testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio. Not estrogen.
Different. Sport scientist Ross Tucker,
In fact, I know that men and women can’t be separated by testosterone alone, but for the purposes of defining women’s sports, testosterone limit is the best, if imperfect, method. If you agree that there should be a protected class of women’s sports, how would you define that division?
As you point out, there are lots of differences other than testosterone between males and females. And it appears you know more about it than I do because I don’t know what some of those factors you mention are. Maybe it’s not known whether somatomedin or blood epinephrine actually benefit athletic performance. But…
You’ve nailed the ridiculousness of having no dividing line, and the danger to women’s sports. If you’re going to have women’s sports, you need to create a dividing line (which is, admittedly, arbitrary since there’s no neat line biologically) and defend it. The beauty of the testosterone limit is that it rightly did…
“I feel like I am not doing a great job of capturing, in words, the dread that this produces in me. Across the room, one of my dogs is licking its asshole with intense fervor; it is making sounds like the stirring of a pot of macaroni and cheese.”
That is true in the same way that just about every come-from-behind, underdog, or world record run was a fuck-up that miraculously didn’t happen.
I wept in agreement.