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[–]Fleurista💐 Transsexual[S] 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Ahh that's a great point! I hadn't considered that at all. I kind of thought (well, hoped) that everyone would learn so much more during this time on account of circumstances fostering introspection and increased time online, but something like seeing the trans-inclusive Olympic/sports policies in action really would (or will) educate people in a way that makes it hard to dismiss the unevenness of women and transwomen physically competing against each other.

That's so interesting, thank you for sharing that!

[–]BiologyIsReal 9 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 0 fun10 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

I think many people dismiss what they see on the internet because, well, it's the internet. Users with extreme positions may be easily dismissed as trolls or sock accounts or just a vocal (but powerless) minority.

Sports is a really great way to peak people because: (a) the unfairness of males competing in the female categories is self-evident, (b) unlike other issues like prissons or children's "transitions", this issue is not as easy to hide because many people follow sports, (c) many of these athletes seem to love all the attention and are happy to appear in the Media. Also as the Olympics are viewed by people of all countries, it would have been (or will be) a big wake-up call for people from countries where either there aren't TRAs or they have no gained much political power yet.

[–]Fleurista💐 Transsexual[S] 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

unlike other issues like prissons or children's "transitions", this issue is not as easy to hide because many people follow sports

That's.... depressingly probably true. Hopefully there could be some major revelations by people about what that might say about our priorities as social creatures.

many of these athletes seem to love all the attention and are happy to appear in the Media

If there really is some truth to the notion of an overabundance of narcissistic and sociopathic traits amongst transwomen as a whole, it will be very interesting seeing that combined with that celebrity attention en masse.

Also as the Olympics are viewed by people of all countries, it would have been (or will be) a big wake-up call for people from countries where either there aren't TRAs or they have no gained much political power yet.

That's a big cause for hope, I just saw they're commencing in about a week! I don't usually watch them, but I might have to a bit this time through that lens, it will be really interesting to see how that unfolds.

[–]BiologyIsReal 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's.... depressingly probably true. Hopefully there could be some major revelations by people about what that might say about our priorities as social creatures.

True, but is also difficult to follow other issues when a good bunch of the Media either don't report the problems or misrepresent the issues. Big tech companies like twitter or reddit get rid of any wrongthought they see and Google search results are biased.