Time to Address the Issue of Hatesport

Women’s rights and the demands of the LGBTQQ etc. lobby are on a collision course

“It also makes me wonder if it is time to abolish the anachronistic distinction in sport between men’s (sic) and women’s (sic) competitions. Given that this rests upon outdated cisgender and heteropatriarchal categories, the very existence of such would seem to go well beyond a mere microaggression and to be a rather hate-filled and oppressive phenomenon.”

 

Over at her blog, my friend and podcast colleague, Aimee Byrd, has drawn attention to the recent injuries inflicted on a woman MMA fighter by a transgender male competing under his new gender identity. As she points out, this is a fine example of where women’s rights and the demands of the LGBTQQ etc. lobby are on a collision course.

It also makes me wonder if it is time to abolish the anachronistic distinction in sport between men’s (sic) and women’s (sic) competitions. Given that this rests upon outdated cisgender and heteropatriarchal categories, the very existence of such would seem to go well beyond a mere microaggression and to be a rather hate-filled and oppressive phenomenon. Indeed, to coin a term, they are surely examples of hatesports, perpetuating stereotypes and the evils of institutional cissexism.

It would also seem that in a post-Jenner world complaints about unequal pay for men and women in athletics are profoundly misplaced and merely part of the ongoing reactionary attempt to protect the imperialist structures embedded in these hatesports.

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