Mako T&F Enthusiast wrote:
Actually, the current WA restrictions do not apply apply to all intersex/DSD athletes. They apply only to DSD athletes with male sex chromosomes; testes, not ovaries; male levels of T, not T levels in the much, much lower normal female range; and male-typical sensitivity to T.
The DSD athletes who have jeopardized fairness in women's sports & caused concern all have DSDs that occur only in persons with male sex chromosomes & testes. There has never been an issue of any kind in women's sports about DSD athletes with female chromosomes & ovaries who have DSDs affecting female persons, such as MRKH or classic CAH.
It is unacceptable that biological women are required to compete against athletes with male chromosomes. The way this story is reported on in the news is equally unacceptable and the overwhelming focus on "natural testosterone" is disingenuous.
These athletes and their coach were set to game the system. By holding back at the beginning of races, to only go full out starting halfway through, they wanted to appear to be competing on an equal footing.
The outcry of "racism" is just a distraction and serves to obfuscate the actual issue. Clearly, the only real victims here are the biological women competing against these athletes.
Spot on. These athletes & their coach are not naifs who know not what they are doing. They are exploiting sports policy loopholes & the current cultural climate for personal gain. But they are also part of a larger-scale campaign waving the banners of "intersex" & "trans rights" in ways intended to end women's sports & roll back women's rights generally.