New scientific research makes it clear that trans women retain significant physique, stamina and strength advantages over biological women even when they reduce testosterone levels. So the new guidelines propose a creation of an open class as opposed to including especially trans women in the categories with biological women.
This move has been categorized by some of the activists as “catastrophic” .
One Trans activist – who apparently was a part of the research had some scathing words to share:
…thing is that there was NO proper consultation with ANY LGBT+ sports group AT ALL. Nothing beyond some of the individuals involved having these interviews. Full disclosure – I am presumably one of the 20 trans people – I had forgotten I even spoke to them given it was a…
— Natalie Washington (@Transsomething) October 1, 2021
Considering the twitter thread is huge, we’re instead attaching printscreens of it: