Bye bye “Lia”: worldwide stop to trans swimmers in women's competitions
Despite the scandalous and opportunistic silence of the sports media, the World Swimming Federation closes men's bodies in women's competitions (something similar has also been decided for cycling). Soon, hopefully, all the other categories will arrive. The "Lia" Thomas, trophy-stealing trans cases will never happen again. Honor to the athletes who fought against this colossal injustice. And to all of us who have resisted the misogynistic violence of gender ideology for years

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Fighting is useful: piece by piece the wall of trans-ideology is collapsing.

AND while the American Democrats –word of Hillary Clinton- they dramatically distance themselves from transactivism because they realize that on these issues they risk the presidency of the United States, the Fina (Fédération Internationale de Natation), swimming's world governing body, voted a in favor of new rules that transgender athletes will not be able to compete in elite women's competitions if they have gone through any part of the male puberty process. FINA also intends to establish an "open" category in competitions for swimmers whose gender identity is different from their birth sex.

The 34-page document, approved by 71% of the votes of FINA's 152 members, states that transgender MtF athletes are still eligible to compete in the female category "provided they have not experienced any part of male puberty beyond Tanner stage 2 [ marking the beginning of physical development], or before age 12, whichever is later.” This means that Lia Thomas - THE trophy-stealing swimmer we told you about here-, who expressed his desire to compete for a place in the Olympics, will not be able to participate in the female category.

“Fina's approach in drafting these rules was comprehensive, science-based and inclusive and, importantly, placed emphasis oncompetitive equity” Brent Nowicki, executive director of FINA, told the BBC. The president of FINA, Husain Al-Musallam, adds: “Fina will always welcome every athlete. There creation of an open category it will mean everyone will have the opportunity to compete at an elite level. This has never been done before, so FINA will have to lead the way." (Full article here)

Fina's decision follows the recent decision of the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale), the international governing body of cycling, to equip itself with stricter parameters for the inclusion of male-born athletes in the female category. Previous regulations required cyclists to have testosterone levels below 5 nanomoles per liter (nmol/L) for a 12-month period prior to competition. The UCI has changed the permitted level to 2.5 nmol/L for a period of 24 months.

The revision of the UCI rules arrives after the Bridges case, a 21-year-old male who became "transgender" a few months ago and was not deemed fit to compete in the female category, on which Boris Johnson had also expressed his opinion, following the protest of female and former athletes who asked for equal opportunities and fairness in competition (see here).


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