The article says:
“No woman should be required to change her body to compete in women’s sport,” read a letter published by Athlete Ally on Tuesday.
My question for Billy is - what about the women that are dominating high school track and field in Connecticut - one of whom ran indoor track as a boy and outdoor track as a woman? If Caitlin Jenner was in her physical prime right now - if it was 1978 and not 2018 - would she be allowed to compete in the women's category without treatment?
The fact of the matter is in the year 2018 what makes someone a woman is open for debate. It appears that most enlightened and most passionate on the subject have deteremined that if you feel like a woman, you are a woman no matter your sexual organs. I think that is fine.
But in terms of sports, the reality is if you have a category for a special subset of people - whether it's women's sports, the Paralympics (think of all the categories they have), - you have to have rules for who and who isn't allowed to compete in that category. I find it amazing that so many Paralympians have signed this document as they know the importance of strict eligiblity rules for their sports. For the male/female debate, a simple testosterone test in my opinion is much less invasive than other options.