- Aug 30, 2022
I played the Toboggan today, and I'm too tired to respond to the rest of your post. Can't promise I'll be motivated later, but I might give it a shot tomorrow.My first question is - shouldn't it be up to the women if they want to compete with Trans athletes?
But this bit? I'll bite.
Name one other sport in which the opinions and feelings of competitors can see their rivals banned, for no offense other than being there.
There isn't one, and with good reason. A lot of competitors would raise issue with their rivals and try to have them banned, just to have easier competition in future events. Aside from that, and more importantly, few competitors have the depth or breadth of knowledge to make an informed decision on the matter, no less a genuinely fair and equitable one, or one that doesn't put the organizations running or governing the sport in an actionable position (ie- one where they won't get sued for say, discrimination).
In the end, in events where trans women are allowed to compete, it is still up to cis women if they want to compete with us. They have every opportunity not to play, if they feel it compromises their morals. I would still encourage them to play regardless, and do my best to educate them about the realities of trans inclusion, but by no means would I try to force them to enter a tournament, if it was going to cause them significant distress. I know how I feel at a tournament, knowing how many eyes are probably watching me with suspicion, but I'm a lot more resilient than most. No one should have to feel that way, or feel like they're obligated to put up with it. There are enough events out there, that in any given area there is usually at least one other tournament that wouldn't have one of the less than 100 trans disc golfers at it, somewhere nearby.