By Brooke Sopelsa
Athlete Ally, a non-profit organization dedicated to the inclusion of LGBTQ and equality in sport, has controversial views on Sunday On Sunday, the relationship with Martina Navratilova aborted the tennis stars called transgender women who participate in competitions in women's sport, "Cheats".
"Athlete Ally is clearly on the side of trans athletes and their right to access and sport without discrimination," the organization wrote in a statement. "Martina Navratilova's recent trans-athlete comments are trans-phobic, based on a misunderstanding of science and data, and they continue dangerous myths that lead to trans people being stopped by discriminatory laws, hated stereotypes, and disproportionate violence. "
The Non-Profit Then he noted that Navratilova was "removed from our advisory board and ambassador to athlete Ally."
Navratilova, out since 1981 – first as a bisexual and later as a lesbian – aimed at trans women trying to compete in women's sports in the time published in the Sunday Times this week.
"Men to be competing as women when they change their name and take hormones is unfair," she wrote. "Simply lowering hormone levels – the prescription that most sports have adopted – does not solve the problem."
"To put the argument down to the basics: A man can decide to be female, take hormones if required by the sports organization, win everything in sight and possibly earn a small fortune, and then make his decision and make babies again if he wishes, "she continued," It's crazy and it's cheating. I am pleased to address a transgender woman in her preferred form, but I would not like to challenge her. That would not be fair.
This is not the first time that Navratilova has made controversial comments on transgender women in women's sports. In December, she joined Twitter and wrote, "You can not just call yourself a woman and compete against women. There have to be a few standards, and if you have a penis and want to compete as a woman, it would not be up to standard.
Her tweet caught the attention of Canadian Rachel McKinnon, who became the first transgender woman to win a World (19459011) Cycling Title last October. The two women spit on the social media platform, causing McKinnon to call Navratilova a "transphobic" and Navratilova McKinnon as a "nasty man."
At the end of her speech, Navratilova aimed at McKinnon Again, she and other transgender activists claim a "growing tendency" to denounce anyone who argues against them and call them all "transphobes". "
" This is just another form of tyranny, "Navratilova wrote," I'm relatively tough and could compete with McKinnon in my Twitter exchanges, but I'm worried that others will be implicated in silence or submission
McKinnon, the athlete, welcomed Ally's decision to break the link with Navratilova, whom she described in the Sunday Times as "ed-ed," "disturbing, disturbing, and deeply transphobic."
"She acts with age-old stereotypes and stigmatization against trans women and treated us as men who pretend to be real women, "said McKinnon in a statement reported to NBC News." This is an irrational fear of trans women, which is the definition of Transphobia is, "McKinnon added," We do not condemn their comments as transphobic just because they "disapprove" of trans women who support inclusive sport. Her comments are transphobic because they are based on an irrational fear and aversion to trans-women and perpetuate them. And having a trans-friend or two does not immunize someone from expressing transphobic views.
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