What’s Current: World Athletics bans trans-identified males from competing in female events

  • As of March 31, athletes who have gone through puberty as males will not be permitted to compete in female world ranking competitions. World Athletics President Sebastian Coe says:

“Many believe there is insufficient evidence that transwomen do not retain advantage over biological women and want more evidence that any physical advantages have been ameliorated before they are willing to consider an option for inclusion into the female category.

The judgement we took … was, I believe, in the best interests of our sport.”

  • A 46-year-old male cyclist won first place in a women’s cycling race in New York City. Tiffany Thomas represented the women’s cycling group LA Sweat during the Randall’s Island Criteriums race on Sunday.
  • Republican Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed a bill prohibiting students at charter and public schools in Arkansas from using multiple-occupancy bathrooms that differ from their sex. The provision also applies to shared spaces, including locker rooms and other places where students “may be in various stages of undress.” Similar laws have been passed in Alabama, Tennessee, and Oklahoma.
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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.