- October 28, 2021 at 8:47 am #565377ElizabethParticipantRegistered On: October 7, 2021Topics: 32Replies: 401Has thanked: 2612 timesBeen thanked: 1857 times
- November 5, 2021 at 9:30 am #568911Angela BoothLadyRegistered On: August 1, 2020Topics: 9Replies: 794Has thanked: 2994 timesBeen thanked: 4047 times
I have competed in mixed sports events such as running. I was also invited to compete in a womens team. However this was as my male self. There are sports out there that do not discriminate and on an equal basis. Interestingly the ladies team I was asked to fish for did have a transgender lady in the International team. Not an issue to the organisers or competitors.
- November 4, 2021 at 4:04 pm #568657Rayna CarlianDuchessRegistered On: March 4, 2020Topics: 3Replies: 370Has thanked: 525 timesBeen thanked: 1264 times
Have to say no to both as well.
I only play Ice hockey these days. and while I have played co-ed games and pick up plenty, I wouldn’t play on an all women’s team unless that team was playing in a co-ed league/tournament where they would be facing other male players.
Don’t get me wrong, I know plenty of women that are better than I am on the ice. But when it comes to height/weight, I have an advantage over the average and think it would be unfair to try passing myself off on an all female team in a female league.
If I misunderstood the question, please let me know.
PS, if I ever decided to transition, the answer goes to a solid…eh, maybe.
- October 29, 2021 at 2:48 am #565665Stephanie AstonBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: May 31, 2018Topics: 1Replies: 85Has thanked: 466 timesBeen thanked: 398 times
That’s a double no from me.
When I was in my twenties I did a spot of athletics and X country representing Hampshire in a few national championships, I loved watching the ladies compete and dearly wished I could wear what they wore!
- November 5, 2021 at 10:40 am #568931Sarah KanterLadyRegistered On: April 25, 2019Topics: 8Replies: 65Has thanked: 145 timesBeen thanked: 431 times
Oh how I can relate to that! I ran cross country in high school and it was a constant source of agony that I couldn’t look as good as the girls on the team. Really, that was how I kind of eased into dressing. I started by finally deciding to wear running tights and women’s shorts, even though every guy around here runs in basketball shorts (ugh). I still don’t look as nice as a powerful genetic female athlete, but at least I can share some of the clothing options!
I remember with great fondness running with the girls on the team and watching their pony tails bounce in a back and forth, rhythmic kind of way. Growing my hair out now and looking forward to that from my own hair.
- October 29, 2021 at 2:24 am #565660MartiDuchessRegistered On: February 5, 2019Topics: 56Replies: 867Has thanked: 4338 timesBeen thanked: 4154 times
- October 29, 2021 at 1:51 am #565651Cerys BurtonLadyRegistered On: February 2, 2021Topics: 61Replies: 195Has thanked: 207 timesBeen thanked: 1494 times
Many years ago, when I was in my my late 20s, My wife was in a ad-hoc company netball team. They would occasionally play against other accountancy firms in the midlands (The Birmingham area for those outside the UK). They had a match coming up and a couple of the regulars couldn’t make it. My wife suggested I play. It was a very ad hoc team and was mixed sex. It was very informal and just for fun. There were mo leagues or cups to win.
I jumped at the chance. The kit was a company branded polo shirt and a blue skirt. Of the 7 players, three were men. two of us opted to wear the skirt rather than shorts. Whilst the polo shirt was supplied, the skirt wasn’t, so I had to go and buy one 🙂 I still have it!
I seriously enjoyed it. We lost two of the games we played that day, but it was serious fun. It’s a very energetic sport. Whilst I’d love to do the same again, I’m now in my mid 50s…. As they say “The mind is willing, but the body is weak”…. Not so weak, just knackered 🙂
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- October 28, 2021 at 7:41 pm #565579Julie (Jules) AndersonDuchessRegistered On: February 9, 2021Topics: 3Replies: 132Has thanked: 199 timesBeen thanked: 642 times
- October 28, 2021 at 6:52 pm #565537AnonymousTopics: 0Replies: 0Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 0 times
I almost more woman now then male just one more snip next month would be consider a transwoman but my eyes and mind a full woman. As for the sporting events. Sorry to say wouldn’t do it. what unfair is know the testing involved is certain critia to be on a team.
- October 28, 2021 at 6:45 pm #565531Barb WireDuchess - AnnualRegistered On: September 16, 2021Topics: 15Replies: 643Has thanked: 3743 timesBeen thanked: 3413 times
Yes I would if asked! Why not?
I have competed against women in cycling road racing events. Our races were based on ability, not gender.
The women I raced against were cracker-jack fast and they certainly had the advantage going uphill because of their lesser weight.
These women swore and spat like the best of us! They burped good too after a few! I was in love with all of them! And they all looked incredibly HOT in their cute cycling outfits!
And yeah I got my assed kicked by them! All good!
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- October 28, 2021 at 6:33 pm #565524Alison AndersonDuchessRegistered On: October 15, 2018Topics: 12Replies: 707Has thanked: 562 timesBeen thanked: 3097 times
No. I’m a crossdresser, not a transgendered person, so doing it would be a lie. Plus with my age and general lack of athletic ability, I think I’d be best as a bench warmer.
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- October 28, 2021 at 12:21 pm #565426Michelle TrottDuchessRegistered On: April 7, 2021Topics: 1Replies: 360Has thanked: 778 timesBeen thanked: 1640 times
- October 28, 2021 at 11:08 am #565411ChloeCDuchessRegistered On: November 5, 2019Topics: 11Replies: 467Has thanked: 1594 timesBeen thanked: 2262 times
You all do realize that there is actually one Olympic! sport that men and women compete equally in?
Equestrian which actually is Dressage, Stadium Jumping, and Cross Country.
And of course there was a time when the East German women’s Olympic team could probably take down many of us here rather easily.
A question I do have as I haven’t gone into any deep research, if a trans person stopped producing testosterone and started estrogen, at what age would that or could that ever begin so that differences would not be as significant?
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- November 5, 2021 at 8:44 am #568884Michelle McQueenLadyRegistered On: June 14, 2021Topics: 19Replies: 889Has thanked: 5085 timesBeen thanked: 4656 times
Chloe asks….. “…if a trans person stopped producing testosterone and started estrogen, at what age would that or could that ever begin so that differences would not be as significant?”
I’ve read that it takes at least a minimum of a year with a full regime. I guess it may vary with different individuals but that was the minimum set by a sports committee which I forget the name of… sorry.
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