Sorry why should I be forced to call Mouncey a female/she when that is clearly not what they are? I find it offensive that I should be forced to refer to Mouncey as being female/she when it is apparent that that is not what it is.And a transgender person is still a human; calling them something you're well aware is offensive to the individual is showing less tolerance than the sheep.
The topic is whether or not a transgender player should be allowed to play in the AFLW (or state level equivalent now the VFLW exists) competitions; not the merits or validity of transgender people themselves.
I'm happy to discuss why Mouncey should or not should be allowed to compete in the AFLW, or whether intersex athletes like Semenya should be allowed to compete in their chosen sport. I just don't think it adds anything to be making harmful comments towards the individual.
If you want to open something on the SRP board about whether or not being transgender is a mental illness of some sort, then that might be the more appropriate setting for such a discussion.
I'm conscious of Kirsti having been incredibly tolerant of people making comments that would be quite offensive, having answered questions in as honest and respectful way as possible, and I think we can show a bit of that respect in return and keep the discussion away from personal judgments or attacks on an individual.
Funny how those who are critical of the ones using the wrong titles and/or pronouns to refer to someone have no problems usually abusing or calling these people names like the hypocrites they are.