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This is what happens when you try to eliminate GNC ppl from sports. This is the natural conclusion of gender bioessentialism.

"In 2012, runner Annet Negesa was forced by her athletics federation to either give up her running career or undergo an irreversible and invasive surgery to make her body more 'feminine' and lower her natural testosterone levels. Since her operation, she has had headaches, joint pain and depression, derailing her dreams."

outsports.com/olympics/2021/11

Since her operation, she has had headaches, joint pain and depression, derailing her dreams.

This is what happens when you try to eliminate GNC ppl from sports. This is the natural conclusion of gender bioessentialism.

IDK sounds a lil more indicative of whatever procedure was done, those side effects sounds horrific 😫😫😫

@realcaseyrollins right, it's the procedure that did that, but she only had to undergo the procedure because of bioessentialist logic around gender and what testosterone levels a woman "should" have. So it's a direct consequence of exactly what I said.

@alexispurslane Waiting for Michael Phelps to be infused with lactic acid since his body abnormally doesn't produce much.

@alexispurslane to clarify, they would never make a white, cis man alter his gift of advantageous genetics, so I was being sarcastic

@alexispurslane fucked how all the cis women these kinds of rules affect are black

@alexispurslane just goes to show how femininity is specifically defined around white women

@sayyid_qishta yeah. I'm not super well versed in intersectionality but it seems to me like black women are often just by default excluded from white western ideas of what femininity and womanhood are. This goes back to a point I've made before about how people's understandings of womenhood differ and it's no one's job to enforce their categories on everyone.

@alexispurslane if you are interested to learn more the best book ive read on the topic is c riley snorton "black on both sides: a racial history of trans experience." he begins specifically by addressing cis black women's experience as fundamental to how modern trans people are viewed and judged.

@alexispurslane the moment I started reading the post I went "This is about gender-policing a Black woman, isn't it." I fucking hate being right.

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