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Post by iamsirjoshua on Nov 3, 2010 15:04:14 GMT -5
I'd say it definitely has to do with biology. Why don't men and women play on the same team? It has nothing to do about their attitudes, personalities, or identifications - it has to do with anatomy. Men are larger and stronger than women. If Kye Allums is still biologically female, then he should still play with the women. Otherwise, there would be a serious risk of injury, or, worse, harassment. However, if Kye wants to identify as male, then all the power to him, and I really hope his teammates respect that. That's just my $0.02.
Post by SquirrelBoy on Nov 3, 2010 18:35:16 GMT -5
My issue though is that as part of the change from female to male, I would guess is that there are hormonal injections and changes in body chemistry. That I would think would make a difference in the strength, speed and other athletic abilities of Allums.
According to the AP story he is forgoing any treatment or modifications so that he can remain on the women's team. I have nothing but respect for Mr. Allums and I think what he is doing takes a lot of courage and should be supported.
Last Edit: Dec 18, 2010 12:19:11 GMT -5 by benschwab