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Old Yesterday, 10:25 AM
 
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Laurel Hubbard was born a man and was into weightlifting without much success. However, in her 30s she transitioned to being a woman and now at 41 is dominating women's weightlifting competitions. She just won 2 Golds and a Silver medal in her 3 events including beating out the strongest woman from the most recent commonwealth games.

An organization called "Speak up for women" is arguing that people born as men should not be allowed to compete as women, while others are saying that speak up for women is being discriminatory and hurtful.

Should Laurel Hubbard be allowed to compete in the Olympics with the women?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mor...cid=spartanntp
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Old Yesterday, 10:28 AM
 
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Laurel Hubbard was born a man and was into weightlifting without much success. However, in her 30s she transitioned to being a woman and now at 41 is dominating women's weightlifting competitions. She just won 2 Golds and a Silver medal in her 3 events including beating out the strongest woman from the most recent commonwealth games.

An organization called "Speak up for women" is arguing the people born as men should not be allowed to compete as women, while others are saying that speak up for women is being discriminatory and hurtful.

Should Laurel Hubbard be allowed to compete in the Olympics with the women?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mor...cid=spartanntp
It is sort of like the boy who won the girls wrestling championship in Texas. At a certain point common sense needs to prevail. Unfortunately we see another example of PC ruining everything.
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Old Yesterday, 10:30 AM
 
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If you don't support this transwoman, you are a bigot. Women especially need to step up and support trans in sports! (Even if it means your daughter won't get that scholarship, lol.)
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Old Yesterday, 10:32 AM
 
Location: SGV
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Laurel Hubbard was born a man and was into weightlifting without much success. However, in her 30s she transitioned to being a woman and now at 41 is dominating women's weightlifting competitions. She just won 2 Golds and a Silver medal in her 3 events including beating out the strongest woman from the most recent commonwealth games.

An organization called "Speak up for women" is arguing that people born as men should not be allowed to compete as women, while others are saying that speak up for women is being discriminatory and hurtful.

Should Laurel Hubbard be allowed to compete in the Olympics with the women?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mor...cid=spartanntp
Each individual should negotiate the terms under which they agree to compete.

Freedom of movement.

Freedom of association.

Voluntary contracts (redundant).

Team Red, you'll sleep better at night when you understand all this. Trust me.

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Old Yesterday, 10:33 AM
 
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Something has to be done about this. Maybe have a trans category, I don't know. Some sports bio men can really dominate and doesn't seem to be fair to the bio women. Not sure what the fix is for this.
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Old Yesterday, 10:33 AM
 
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For all the gains women have made in sports over the last two decades it's amazing many of them are going to stand idly by and watch that be obliterated by biological males competing in their sports.
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Old Yesterday, 10:40 AM
 
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I was watching the Nats/Braves game, and all of a sudden, it struck me: All the players were men. So then I changed channels to a different game, and I noticed the same thing: every single player was a man. Not one single woman on the line-up!

So I started to pay more attention this last week, and without fail, there were no women players. And then I had an ephinany: it's because when you get to the very to level of any sport, biological women cannot compete with biological men. Males simply have an innate physiological advantage. A big one. I can't believe I never noticed that before!

Conclusion: No transgendered "women" in sports. Period. Otherwise, every women's team will eventually be made up of transgenders.
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Old Yesterday, 10:41 AM
 
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If you don't support this transwoman, you are a bigot. Women especially need to step up and support trans in sports! (Even if it means your daughter won't get that scholarship, lol.)

...well, when a man wakes up in the morning, thinks and feels he's a squirrel is he really a squirrel?...no, he's mentally ill.....just continue the logic, it's not that difficult...
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Old Yesterday, 10:48 AM
 
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...well, when a man wakes up in the morning, thinks and feels he's a squirrel is he really a squirrel?...no, he's mentally ill.....just continue the logic, it's not that difficult...
I felt so sorry for poor Gregor. Just saying.
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Old Yesterday, 10:52 AM
 
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Nothing new, they just used to be called ‘East Germans’
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