Society/Culture Woke. Can you tell real from parody?

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Carringbush2010

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If this was all she did it would be rubbish. This by itself does nothing.

But she is in a position to do other things, and does other things, so there's no real reason to criticise her overall efforts based on this one event.
Well I'm not criticizing her for wearing that dress, I know you're not. All I'm saying is it's a good message, just needs more to complete the message.
 

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You know this thread is peaking when people are discussing whether Titania McGrath is real or parody.
Yeah.

I do actually find 'her' quite funny, something that most people trying to take the piss out of progressives fail at miserably. I genuinely don't understand half of the cartoons in The Australian for example.
 

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Transphobes are speaking out against an ex Special Forces man, who now identifies as female, choking out a female opponent within 4 minutes.

Her victory prompted backlash from a number of people who said it was unfair for a trans woman to compete against a cis-gendered athlete in the sport.

'I'm getting a lot of variations of the same nasty messages calling me a cheater like I didn't just get beat on for a round and a half. Y'all need to show Céline Provost some respect and take your concern trolling elsewhere.' McLaughlin responded on Twitter, adding. 'Transphobes are just making my block hand stronger.'

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Eagle Wrath

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Transphobes are speaking out against an ex Special Forces man, who now identifies as female, choking out a female opponent within 4 minutes.

Her victory prompted backlash from a number of people who said it was unfair for a trans woman to compete against a cis-gendered athlete in the sport.

'I'm getting a lot of variations of the same nasty messages calling me a cheater like I didn't just get beat on for a round and a half. Y'all need to show Céline Provost some respect and take your concern trolling elsewhere.' McLaughlin responded on Twitter, adding. 'Transphobes are just making my block hand stronger.'

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They do like to call people transphobes for opposing this stuff dont they.

I first saw this story from Isaac Butterfield the other day. Very few oppose them becoming what they want. They oppose them being allowed in physical and dangerous sports against women.

 

Ghost Patrol

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They do like to call people transphobes for opposing this stuff dont they.

I first saw this story from Isaac Butterfield the other day. Very few oppose them becoming what they want. They oppose them being allowed in physical and dangerous sports against women.

Was the opponent forced to fight? No. She stepped into the ring knowing exactly what she was up against.
 

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They do like to call people transphobes for opposing this stuff dont they.
It's an interesting arena this one. I was recently at a seminar on intersectionality in mental health, attended mostly by women, and this issue came up. Most women felt it was not right that a "former man" should be competing against women. At the same time, they all considered themselves allies of the LGBTIA2+ community, so the dissonance in the room was significant, and given the forum, their sense of guilt about feeling this way was openly discussed.

Anyone who would dismiss those women as being merely transphobic is choosing to remain ignorant as to the complexities of the issue.
 

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It's an interesting arena this one. I was recently at a seminar on intersectionality in mental health, attended mostly by women, and this issue came up. Most women felt it was not right that a "former man" should be competing against women. At the same time, they all considered themselves allies of the LGBTIA2+ community, so the dissonance in the room was significant, and given the forum, their sense of guilt about feeling this way was openly discussed.

Anyone who would dismiss those women as being merely transphobic is choosing to remain ignorant as to the complexities of the issue.
True, but the same gronks who ridicule women't sport on social media are the loudest ones talking about the integrity of women's sport on this issue. They arent the ones to listen to.
 

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True, but the same gronks who ridicule women't sport on social media are the loudest ones talking about the integrity of women's sport on this issue. They arent the ones to listen to.
I don't ridicule women's sport but I do ridicule their claims for equal pay. In most sports the top women are at about the same level of physicality and skills as under 15 boys. In all other fields of life equal pay depends on equal performance. Yet there are women earning millions who could be beaten by young teenage boys.

Women getting smashed by men identifying as women is a different issue.
 

Soft Downhill Skier

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I don't ridicule women's sport but I do ridicule their claims for equal pay. In most sports the top women are at about the same level of physicality and skills as under 15 boys. In all other fields of life equal pay depends on equal performance. Yet there are women earning millions who could be beaten by young teenage boys.

Women getting smashed by men identifying as women is a different issue.
I wasn't talking about you.
 

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