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Olympic Commonwealth Games gold medalist Jane Flemming says transgender athletes pose a threat to women

Athletics great Jane Flemming says transgender athletes should NOT participate in women’s sports because their physical benefits make them a danger to female competitors

  • Commonwealth Games gold medalist Olympian has joined the transgender debate
  • Jane Flemming argued that male athletes had physical advantages over women
  • The 55-year-old athletics champion argued that this made sport unsafe for women

Jane Flemming, the gold medalist of the Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games, has stated that transgender athletes should be banned from participating in women’s sports for safety reasons.

The 55-year-old retired track and field champion has considered the divisive issues when several sports codes, including rugby, are called for restricting female sports to competitors born girls.

However, the federal Sexual Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination based on sex or gender identity.

Flemming, who represented Australia at three Commonwealth and two Olympics in the late 1980s and early 1990s, said transgender athletes pose a safety risk to female participants.

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“The trouble is, for the human species born biologically male, they definitely have some physiological benefits, especially as they go through puberty,” she told ABC program 7.30.

‘Whether it concerns bone strength or extra capillaryization or greater muscle mass, but there are also other aspects associated with that, which not only affects performance, but there is also a health or a hazard aspect.’

The issue of transgender athletes is so politically toxic Tasmanian liberal senator Claire Chandler was labeled a ‘transphobic’ after calling for the ban on transgender rugby players to ‘protect the safety of women’.

Labor Senator Nita Green compared Senator Chandler to Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who has angered trans activists by suggesting that only someone born biologically as a woman can understand what it was like to be a woman.

Jane Flemming, gold medalist of the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, has stated that transgender athletes should be banned from participating in women's sports for safety reasons

Jane Flemming, gold medalist of the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, has stated that transgender athletes should be banned from participating in women’s sports for safety reasons

Flemming, who represented Australia at three Commonwealth and two Olympics in the late 1980s and early 1990s, said transgender athletes posed a safety risk to female competitors.

Flemming, who represented Australia at three Commonwealth and two Olympics in the late 1980s and early 1990s, said transgender athletes pose a safety risk to female competitors.

Flemming, who represented Australia at three Commonwealth and two Olympics in the late 1980s and early 1990s, said transgender athletes pose a safety risk to female competitors.

“Senator Chandler has delivered at least two speeches … in an attempt to disguise her transphobic views as bogus feminist values,” she told the Senate in late August.

We know where Senator Chandler gets her speeches because she said in a speech before the Senate, “ I stand behind JK Rowling and millions of women around the world who are determined to ensure our rights as women are not trafficked in name of diversity “.”

Senator Chandler previously told Daily Mail Australia that Rugby Australia should “look at the research in the report, adopt the findings and prioritize women’s rugby.”

“Women’s sport was invented for people of the female sex and any suggestion that it is somewhat provocative or controversial to voice this opinion is pretty ludicrous,” she said.

Tasmanian Liberal Senator Claire Chandler was labeled 'transphobic' after calling for a ban on transgender rugby players to 'protect women's safety'

Tasmanian Liberal Senator Claire Chandler was labeled 'transphobic' after calling for a ban on transgender rugby players to 'protect women's safety'

Labor Senator Nita Green compared Senator Chandler to Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who has angered trans activists by suggesting that only someone born organically can understand what it was like to be a woman.

Labor Senator Nita Green compared Senator Chandler to Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who has angered trans activists by suggesting that only someone born organically can understand what it was like to be a woman.

The issue of transgender athletes is so politically toxic Tasmanian liberal senator Claire Chandler was labeled a ‘transphobic’ after calling for a ban on transgender rugby players to ‘protect the safety of women’. Labor Senator Nita Green compared Senator Chandler to Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who has angered trans activists by suggesting that only someone born organically can understand what it was like to be a woman.

According to World Rugby rules, which are in line with the Olympic guidelines, trans women can play in the women’s game if they are on medication to lower their testosterone for at least 12 months.

Rugby Australia is facing increasing calls to ban transgender women from the female game after scientists found it may be unsafe for them to play.

In 2018, Australian women’s handball player Hannah Mouncey, a 1.88 meters tall and 100 kg trans woman, withdrew her nomination from the draft for the Australian Football League women’s professional competition.

She said the stress of trying to meet AFL standards was “too great.”

The AFL published its gender diversity policy in August 2018, which regulates the participation of ‘trans and non-binary people’.

The policy requires players to demonstrate that their testosterone levels remain below a threshold for at least two years.

In 2018, Australian women's handball player Hannah Mouncey, a 1.88 meters tall and 100 kg trans woman, withdrew her nomination from the draft for the Australian Football League women's professional competition.

In 2018, Australian women's handball player Hannah Mouncey, a 1.88 meters tall and 100 kg trans woman, withdrew her nomination from the draft for the Australian Football League women's professional competition.

In 2018, Australian women’s handball player Hannah Mouncey, a 1.88 meters tall and 100 kg trans woman, withdrew her nomination from the draft for the Australian Football League women’s professional competition.

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