Prominent sports lawyer and former Olympian Makes a provocative point about Trans women competing against biological women

Nancy Hogshead-Maker, a former Olympic Gold Medalist and famous sports lawyer, has kicked off a spirited and voluminous dispute on social media when she shared her position on trans women competing against biological women in sporting contests.

Her post:

Trans women must compete with biological women, so long as they alleviate their sex-linked, male-puberty advantage prior to competition in the women’s category. Lia Thomas is a transgender woman, swimming for university of Pennsylvania; she IS apparently abiding by NCAA policies requiring hormone therapy, but she has not rolled back her male-puberty sports advantage. how do we know?

The average differential in the men’s and women’s NCAA “A” standard for championship qualification is 11.41% – indicating the women’s times are 11%+ slower than men. (About the same differential occurs if you’re checking out nearly any group of records or Camiseta ACF Fiorentina qualification times bt Camiseta PSV Eindhoven men and women – American records, world records, NCAA records… ) but Lia is only 2.6% slower than she was pre-transition in the 200y Camiseta Corinthians Paulista freestyle, and just 5.76% slower in the 500y freestyle. That is NOT mitigation. It is NOT fair.

I must add that it isn’t Lia’s fault – the problem is with the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving championships rules.

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On Facebook, hundreds on comments were made, lots of suggesting separate competitions for trans women.

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