This is interesting.
Trans females will no longer be allowed to swim in international swimming competitions. But, trans men (female to male) can still compete in the men’s competitions.
Why is that? Because there is a difference in the sexes, of course, and we all know it.
Swimmers like Lia Thomas will eligible to compete in a new division.
Lia Thomas banned from competing against women as swimming cracks down on transgender athletes https://t.co/BjRe4JpO4p
— Catturd (@catturd2) August 4, 2023
Now UK sports governing bodies are under mounting pressure to reform their policies in the sport.
The Telegraph reported:
British sports governing bodies are under mounting pressure to reform their policies after world swimming banned transgender athletes who reached male puberty from elite women’s events.
In a seismic move for Olympic sport which will mean that American swimmer Lia Thomas can no longer compete in elite races, swimming’s rulemakers announced that transgender women must now establish that they “have not experienced any part of male puberty”.
Fina, world swimming’s governing body, also announced plans to establish a new “open” category of competition to include transgender women that, according to president Husain Al-Musallam, would involve “some of our biggest events”.
Transgender men can still compete in the male swimming category and a working group will report back within six months on how a new open category could work for women who transitioned after puberty.
The move was immediately endorsed by the British Government, which wants domestic sports governing bodies to collectively form new policies.