- Jul 23, 2018
- AFL Club
So that quote represents the whole LGBTQI community? Or is that just one persons opinion on the policy? Fact is, right now transwomen are allowed to play AFLW. There is a process in place and there are currently transwomen going through that process so they can play. Sure the policy will be tweaked along the way but its fairly new ground for most people. Is there a particular part of the policy that you personally think should be changed?We do have one, but according to Foxsports the LGBTQI+ community told the AFL that their new policies were "discriminatory and more about exclusion than inclusion, were not fit for purpose and in many ways offensive - that they would drive potential trans and gender diverse players away from the game".
It was a bit unfortunate that the first trans woman who wanted to play AFLW was on the large side and had a history of competing in competitive sports, now we have every Neanderthal who has become an expert in biology giving their well informed opinions on something that will negatively impact a lot of trans athletes that are nowhere near the same size or strength as Mouncey.
I think it is fine if the AFL do not want trans women playing in the AFLW, they should just have the stones to come out and say it rather than create a bureaucratic quagmire for trans women.