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ohmylife
07:02
I understand that that's an easy conclusion make, but if your post does not come from a place of hate, please consider the following:

- There are literally hundreds of thousands of trans athletes and this is the first with an international title* (*that's not in a 'senior' league of 35+)

- Only athletes with at least one year of hormone therapy are allowed to participate, and their allowed level of testosterone, while above the female average, is lower than the average level of female athletes

- The hormone therapy will cause a loss of muscles as well as red and white bloodcells while the bones ofc remain the same - she is carrying a man's structure with the infrastructure of a woman. 

There are many reasons why this is such a headline - she is the first athlete to succeed to such an extend and it feeds into the fear of people that trans athletes, or trans people in general, are here to take our sports or our culture. I understand that it's an easy conclusion to see that and go, oh wow, that's a man participating in women's sports, but it really is not. 

Trans ppl have the highest rates in homelessness and in suicide because we continue to treat them as weird freaks when all they wanna do is just live in peace. Please please, consider these factors when you post content like that!
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