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Transphobia in elite sport translates to some women being subject to hormone suppression and genital surgery to fit a gender binary.

This is a very intriguing account by Matt Slater, about a type of biological racism practiced by the elite sport community, discriminating against females who have naturally high levels of testosterone typically observed in men. The discrimination extends to public scrutiny, blatant misogyny and transphobia, and pressuring the athlete to undergo invasive and risky surgeries to “feminise” them. It’s a difficult subject, because testosterone definitely plays a role in physical performance, however there is little doubt over the fact that the scrutiny and suspicion that non gender-conforming female athletes are subjected to is damaging and excessive.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/29446276

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