single sex sports
We lost the right to exclude male-bodied people from women’s sports, even where including males’ risks injury for females. We are have lost the right for fair competition for women, as women's rights are ignored over the demands of trans-identifying males. See examples of men taking women's spaces in Women's sports in Australia below and the organisations responsible for the loss of those rights:
- https://t.co/BRUI3F9tOA Should Transwomen be allowed to Compete in Women’s Sports? Center on Sport Policy &Conduct. A brilliant accumulation of 17 peer reviewed studies in understandable language by two eminent sport scientists.
https://archive.ph/W1zFq Hannah Mouncey is a 6′ 3, 250 lb male footballer who demanded to play in the women’s Australian Football League (AFLW) announced legal action against the AFL Jan 2021 over its eligibility requirements for male players wanting to play with women. #ACT
https://archive.ph/1LVgc Sarah Jane Lowers became the first trans identifying male to compete in Western Australia's state championships. He took first place in both the Open Women's and Open Women's Logger competitions at the West Coast Suspensions Longboard & Logger State Championships (2022). He was also the winner of men's 2019 competitions. #WA
Sporting Organisations signed up to ACON’s Pride In Sport, have to comply with males in female sport events, changing rooms, toilets and prioritize male inclusion over fair competition. The link analyses the Pride In Sport for Community Clubs Index (compliance audit). You will note that Pride in Sport (PiS) it gets prestige by being associated with prominent sporting organisations, as well as revenue for its training & consultancy services. Plus, publicity benefits— given it’s a requirement of 11 out of 18 sections of the Pride In Sport Index is to publicize PiS and it’s ideology. Significantly all the listed members of the Pride In Sport program include all major peak sporting bodies: https://www.prideinsport.com.au/current-members/ Hence the wider public's input into sporting policies that conflict with the PiS index are ignored. #Australia
Uproar as all boy’s netball team beats girls to win state title
An all-boys netball team won a state title in Queensland by beating sides made up of female players in the decider. The Queensland Suns Under-17 team was comprised entirely of boys and won the Under-18s championship in Brisbane this week, beating regional female teams enroute to the trophy. #QLD
The women and girls sports category no longer exists amid the International Olympic Committee announcing a new framework for transgender inclusion, according to Save Women's Sports Australasia's Katherine Deves. #Australlia
https://www.womenarehuman.com/australia-sets-new-guidelines-to-make-sports-inclusive-for-transgender-gender-diverse-athletes/ Sport Australia has joined with the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports to establish national guidelines intended to make sports “inclusive” for individuals (Men) who identify as "transgender or gender diverse".
How did women loose rights for single sex sports in Australia?
A section from Dr Tracey Olverson's "A Collision of Rights"
"In 2019, the Australian Human Rights Commission, in consultation with the lobby group ACON’s Pride in Sport, released Guidelines for the Inclusion of Transgender and Gender Diverse People in Sport. Little peer-reviewed evidence was presented as to why the inclusion of transgender individuals was now a priority over other identified problems to sporting access, such as homophobia, sexual harassment, racism or disability. Ignoring the potential conflict between sex-based protections and gender identity and Australia’s international commitments under CEDAW (Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women), the AHRC’s Guidelines elevated the issue of transgenderism in sport over other pressing issues.
On 30th September 2020, in a sudden and unexpected public declaration, Sport Australia and the executives of eight major sporting codes, announced their new “inclusive” guidelines for participation, focusing on transgender and “gender diverse” participants. Ostensibly, the announcement was designed to highlight the progressive credentials of Australian sporting bodies and to raise sporting participation across diverse Australian communities. In these new guidelines, diversity and inclusion are synonymous with transgenderism.
The 2020 announcement by eight sporting executives effectively erased the category of ‘women’s sport’ in their respective codes. In this announcement, the abstract, contested and ill-defined concept of “gender” superseded biological sex as the most significant protected legal category. As a consequence, the rights of trans-identified males to enter female sporting competitions, changing rooms, shower and toilet facilities, sporting scholarships and professional sporting memberships rapidly expanded, whilst the sex-based rights of female participants to safety, privacy, dignity, (religious) modesty, equality and access to sporting participation, rapidly contracted.
Female sporting participants were not widely consulted on these changes and no consideration was given towards the issue of women’s potential self-exclusion from participation on the basis of safety or privacy concerns.
Importantly, Sport Australia’s Guidelines effectively enshrined the process of gender ‘self-identification’ - any man could now self- identify in to a female sporting category having undergone no hormonal or surgical interventions whatsoever. It was now the case that a biological male could participate in the sporting competitions of girls and women based on nothing more than his stated belief in his own feminine ‘gender identity.’ Female teammates would have to agree to include the biologically male participant, or else face accusations of transphobia and potential prosecution for discrimination"
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