Trans women compete in women’s sports and many win.
Is that fair?
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Mountain bike racer Leia Schneeberger doesn’t think so.
She was winning races until a former men’s cyclist transitioned and started racing.
Now that person wins.
Trans athlete and scientist Joanna Harper says that shouldn’t be a problem: “The idea that trans women are hugely going to outperform … does not hold up to the statistics … Trans women lose muscle … with hormone therapy.”
Many trans women do take testosterone blockers that help align their body with how they identify. They lose strength and speed.
But developmental Biologist Emma Hilton pushes back, “you can’t fix some performance gaps…. a male could be 40% stronger than a female on his legs.”
Schneeberger concludes, “To watch a transgender female ride away from me like it was nothing … was torture.”