Australian golfer and transgender woman Mianne Bagger said she has taken a problem with the new & # 39; guidelines for the inclusion of transgender and gender-diverse people in sport & # 39;

& # 39; Political correctness has gone too far away & # 39 ;: transgender golfer strikes new guidelines for children's sports that tell clubs to & # 39; gender neutral areas & # 39; for children

  • Transgolf player Mianne Bagger has received new guidelines for gender-related sports policy
  • Bagger said she believes moving was a step too far in the assumption that gender is assigned
  • Guidelines calling on clubs to provide for sexually diverse children who play sports

A transgender golfer has touched the new guidelines that tell junior sports clubs that uniforms for gender-specific players are a bit too far & # 39; to go.

Australian professional golfer and transgender woman Mianne Bagger has the new & # 39; guidelines for the inclusion of transgender and gender-diverse people in sport & # 39; questioned.

Mrs. Bagger, & # 39; the world's first known trans-golfer to play on the international circuit, said The Daily Telegraph the idea that gender is assigned to people at birth is & # 39; absurd & # 39 ;.

& # 39; For 98 percent of the population, it is generally consistent with their gender identity. It is an observation and is not randomly assigned by doctors and nurses who are present at birth, & # 39; Bagger told the publication.

Australian golfer and transgender woman Mianne Bagger said she has taken a problem with the new & # 39; guidelines for the inclusion of transgender and gender-diverse people in sport & # 39;

Australian professional golfer and transgender woman Mianne Bagger (photo) said she has taken a problem with the new & # 39; guidelines for the inclusion of transgender and gender-diverse people in sport & # 39;

& # 39; For me this is a bit of ideology and political correctness has gone a bit too far. We must be able to accept biological facts. But I think the people who put the guidelines together have done their best with such a complex issue, & said Bagger.

& # 39; For me this is a bit of ideology and political correctness has gone a bit too far. We must be able to accept biological facts. But I think the people who put the guidelines together have done their best with such a complex issue, & said Bagger.

& # 39; For me this is a bit of ideology and political correctness has gone a bit too far. We must be able to accept biological facts. But I think the people who put the guidelines together have done their best with such a complex issue, & said Bagger.

& # 39; For me this is a bit of ideology and political correctness has gone a bit too far. We must be able to accept biological facts. But I do think that the people who put the guidelines together have done their best with such a complex problem. & # 39;

In 2013, new protections were added to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 regarding gender identity.

From August 2013, it became illegal to discriminate against a person on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status under federal law.

It also defines gender identity as & # 39; the gender-related identity, appearance or manners or other gender-related characteristics of a person & # 39 ;.

& # 39; This includes the way people express or present their gender and recognizes that a person's gender identity may be an identity other than male or female & # 39 ;, said a statement by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

A spokesperson for the Australian Human Rights Commission also said that the cost of implementing the changes would also be minimal.

Sports Australia CEO Kate Palmer said the idea was to use the simplest approach she said was to put & # 39; people first & # 39 ;.

& # 39; Sport must be safe and inclusive, because every Australian has the fundamental right to enjoy the great benefits of sport and exercise, & # 39; said Palmer.

Sports Australia CEO Kate Palmer said the idea was to use the simplest approach she said was to put & # 39; people first & # 39; (stock image)

Sports Australia CEO Kate Palmer said the idea was to use the simplest approach she said was to put & # 39; people first & # 39; (stock image)

Sports Australia CEO Kate Palmer said the idea was to use the simplest approach she said was to put & # 39; people first & # 39; (stock image)

& # 39; Research shows that gender diversity, especially young people, want to exercise and exercise more, but are often confronted with or afraid of peer rejection.

& # 39; Let's make sure sport is a welcoming place that helps. & # 39;

Senior Kevin Donnelly, senior researcher at the Australian Catholic University, said that identifying a different gender in sport could be an unfair disadvantage.

He said the changes are a & # 39; totally unfair & # 39; create a disadvantage for women.

However, coach of the South Sydney Mt Carmel Junior Cricket Club James Cullen said there is a risk that the new guidelines would make it more challenging for trans children.

He said that anything that makes it easier for children to exercise is a good thing – but he is concerned that clubs will treat them differently, which will make it worse.

& # 39; It puts them on a pedestal when they need to feel as normal as possible and like their peers, & # 39; said Cullen.

Senior Kevin Donnelly, senior researcher at the Australian Catholic University, said that identifying a different gender in sport could be an unfair disadvantage (stock photo)

Senior Kevin Donnelly, senior researcher at the Australian Catholic University, said that identifying a different gender in sport could be an unfair disadvantage (stock photo)

Senior Kevin Donnelly, senior researcher at the Australian Catholic University, said that identifying a different gender in sport could be an unfair disadvantage (stock photo)

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