In case you missed it:
Um, Dr. Lisa Watson? I’m not sure what kind of cars you’re driving but DAMN.
Oh look! Now there’s been an Actual Study.
It “suggests transgender women maintain an athletic advantage over their cisgender peers even after a year on hormone therapy. The results, published last month in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, could mean the current one-year waiting period for Olympic athletes who are transitioning is inadequate.”
Huh. You don’t say?
“For the Olympic level, the elite level, I’d say probably two years is more realistic than one year,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Timothy Roberts, a pediatrician and the director of the adolescent medicine training program at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. “At one year, the trans women on average still have an advantage over the cis women,” he said, referring to cisgender, or nontransgender, women.
Roberts began investigating the athletic performance of transgender men and women while in the Air Force, working under co-author and physician Lt. Col. Joshua Smalley at a clinic coordinating care for airmen beginning or continuing their gender transition.
There is a LOT of info packed into that little study, and I suggest you check it out if you’re interested. But just as a side note, Fluffy iPhone Dad is my spirit animal today:
It’s epic gaslighting at this point, y’all. Absolute LUNACY.