Piers Morgan took a look at world rugby’s new policy banning trans women from playing the sport at the elite level.
the Good morning Great Britain Host – who previously insisted he “support those making the transition” after being accused of “dehumanizing” transgender lives – claims on Twitter that trans women who play rugby are “obviously wrong”.
“How can there even be a debate about transgender women playing women’s rugby? This is obviously wrong, unfair, unequal and dangerous for women born in smaller and less powerful female biological bodies, ”wrote Morgan on Friday October 16.
“We all know that,” he said, completely ignoring LGBT + sports organizations questioning World Rugby’s reasons for the ban.
“Women are seriously injured when this madness prevails.”
Piers Morgan takes World Rugby’s side after no one asked.
Morgan started his team against trans women who played rugby, six days after World Rugby, the global sports association, announced that it would officially ban trans women from the sport after months of “debate”.
In England, the ban is not being enacted by the Rugby Football Union (RFU), which announced on Wednesday (October 14) that it “believes that, in addition to a detailed review, less restrictive measures are needed in relation to further scientific evidence . ” the eligibility of transgender players ”.
How can there be any debate about transgender women playing women’s rugby at all? This is so obviously wrong, unfair, unequal, and dangerous for women born into smaller and less powerful female biological bodies.
We all know that.
Women are seriously injured when this madness prevails. https://t.co/ppoCbCSuHV
– Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 16, 2020
World rugby has been criticized by athletes Ally, Stonewall and trans rugby player Grace McKenzie for the ban.
In a policy document, the World Rugby Organization claimed that allowing trans women to play rugby would pose a safety risk to cisgender women.
In the meantime, trans men are allowed to play in teams with cisgender men, but must confirm that they understand that doing so increases the risk of injury.
World Rugby has stated that its policies will not prevent national unions like the RFU from being “flexible” with grassroots approaches, but trans women are strictly not allowed to play at the elite or international level.
The new policy has been heavily criticized by LGBT + sports organization Athlete Ally and civil rights organization Stonewall.
Athlete Ally executive director Hudson Taylor said the ban came after experts “selected data from widely controversial evidence.”
“Your decision to exclude trans women from the competition shows a lack of understanding of the complexity of the performance, a lack of empathy for the rights and experiences of trans athletes, and continues sexist ideas about athletics and the potential of women. Your Excellency, ”said Hudson.
Meanwhile, trans rugby player Grace McKenzie called the new policy “transphobic” and said she was “rooted in bad science”.
“This move by World Rugby immediately challenges its guiding principles of diversity and inclusion and puts them behind all other international sports federations to create a welcoming environment for their athletes,” said McKenzie.
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