According to the ACLU, women who dare to say that trans women have a biological advantage over cis women are simply trafficking in the “same stereotypes that are used to keep cis women off the playing field”:
The arguments against trans women participating in sports are based in the same stereotypes that are used to keep cis women off the playing field.
Sex discrimination in sports is wrong. Period. https://t.co/qNik9Sc33J
— ACLU (@ACLU) March 13, 2019
This does read as if it’s from a parody account:
If you cover the name of the account that tweeted this, you would swear it was done by one of those SJW parodies like @TitaniaMcGrath.
But it's actually from the ACLU. And they're not joking.
How sad is that? https://t.co/u4FHa5oW2e
— RBe (@RBPundit) March 13, 2019
And here’s tennis legend and LGBT activist Matina Navratilova with the perfect response:
I love you ACLU, but you are wrong on this. Unless you want to completely remake what Women’s Sports means, there can be no blanket inclusion rule. There is nothing stereotypical about this- it’s about fairness and it’s about science. Thank you.
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) March 13, 2019
Why is this even an argument?
1) A very difficult issue —@Martina has it right. My opinions usually in concert with @aclu but in this case they are not seeing the science nor the sport. Trans men & women SHOULD participate in sport — but a Trans woman who was born male cannot compete against Cis women https://t.co/wJPaGHCJiT
— James MacDonald, M.D., M.P.H. (@sportingjim) March 13, 2019
And the underlying report is no better than the tweet:
Stunning how deceptively worded this report is. Claiming laws banned transgender people from public restrooms (as if they were banned from ALL restrooms).
Also Yearwood quote. Those aren’t comparable to injecting oneself with hormones in order to compete.
— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) March 13, 2019
'Send her to the gulag!' LGBT athlete group boots Martina Navratilova over 'transphobic' comments https://t.co/0dfcAieI7y
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 20, 2019
'Cheating': Martina Navratilova under fire after saying trans women shouldn't compete in women's sports https://t.co/Ah1NFWfNEI
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 18, 2019