Coz trans women don't have an advantage. The time Grand Slam winner wrote in The Sunday Times that it was "insane" that "hundreds of athletes who have changed gender by declaration and limited hormone treatment have already achieved honors as women that were beyond their capabilities as men. Women only spaces are legally allowed to exist for a reason. LGBTQ and civil rights advocates have fought against the policy. There must be some standards, and having a penis and competing as a woman would not fit that standard. Navratilova's comments came the day before the case of Caster Semenya, the double Olympic meter champion, went before the Court of Arbitration of Sport on Monday.
Martina Navratilova has defended superstar Caster Semenya ahead of the hearing on proposed rules that aim to restrict testosterone levels in female athletes.
Martina Navratilova has faced backlash over her transgender remarks
Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access. Log in No account? She will go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday to challenge proposed rules that would force her to lower her testosterone levels. Her case has already won support from the South African government as well as Navratilova, who wrote: The Making of Me review — a moving, profound look at trans people's lives 4 out of 5 stars. It's just a small shift in the evolution of how we understand, categorise and define gender. According to current rules issued by the International Olympic Committee intrans men are allowed to compete without restriction.
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