Sunday, April 14, 2013 11:44:31 AM
I'm sure there`s a reason why this video took a while to surface, the transgender woman probably doesn`t absolutely destroy every competitor.
As far as undergoing male puberty, the only advantage she would have at this point is possibly being taller. Hormones drastically reduce muscle mass, she`s no stronger than other biological women at this point.
Final note, cut the transphobia. She wants female pronouns, she gets them. Also, transgender is not a noun, it would be correct to refer to her as a transgender woman, but not to simply refer to her as "transgender" like in the original posting.
Saturday, April 13, 2013 6:03:18 PM
What a lot of debate over this! And remember the Olympics has given up gender tests. I kinda think if a male-to female person made their transition as a kid (and I've seen lots of that on TV), there will be no difference when it comes to muscle mass or other physical characteristics. But when someone does the old switcheroo at 25, 35, whatever, you have to wonder if, even if they appear to have the same muscle mass, if what they have left isn`t stronger pound for pound than a regular female`s? It sure looks that way, despite claims that everyone`s on an equal footing. This debate is going to go on for a long time.