Beyond Labels

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10/3: Transgender Sports

We’ll revisit the subject of transgender sports this week, exploring how sport can be both fair and inclusive. And, as our preview of this subject has demonstrated, we’re also likely to discuss the interplay between hormone-based gender transition activities and world sport’s anti-doping rules.

To get things rolling, one our our Beyond Labels participants has provided some primary reference materials:

  • USA Swimming Recommendations for Gender Diverse Athletes
  • USA Swimming Athlete Inclusion, Competitive Equity, and Eligibility Policy
  • NCAA Transgender Student-Athlete Participation “Policy”

Participants are encouraged to follow some of the links in these (short) policies and recommendations. The NCAA post and policy, in particular, mostly leverage off a tiered hierarchy of other organizations’ transgender policies.

Sept. 26: Parents and Schools

How much of a say should parents have in the curriculum taught to their children in public schools? None (leave it to the professionals)? Substantial (they’re their children, after all)? The answer is probably somewhere in the middle. But how to identify where that “middle” should be seems to be the subject of yet another battle in the culture wars.

Here’s a link to a news article about a development in Guilford, CT that sparked our choice of this topic.

You can also refresh your memory about the CRT-related math “book banning” that was heavily reported last April. Here’s a Guardian article, including examples of what the Florida state government considered problematic.

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