Trans bans a weapon in culture war

The controversy over trans women’s participation in women’s sport is only partly about sport. For the most fervent partisans on either side of the debate sport is merely incidental to the much bigger issues at stake.

or trans rights’ campaigners, establishing the core principle that trans women are women matters more than the destination of a few medals. On the other hand, opponents see the issue of trans women in women’s sport as a handy wedge issue with which to garner support for opposition to trans rights in other areas.

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