Saturday, October 23, 2021
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Updated trans athlete guidance: Unnuanced and exclusionary

My views here may be shaded by the fact that sailing events are generally mixed-gender, and women regularly out-compete men, especially at the university level. The SCEG suggests that trans women should be excluded from any sport they legally can be, by assuming that they hold some unfair physical advantage. The policy is overbroad and lacks nuance. The guidance does make one point I do agree with, that a "one-size-fits-all" approach is folly, and the only people that can really make this judgment are specific sporting bodies themselves. It would be a mistake, in my view, to rob trans women of the incredible adventure of competitive sport because of an assumption of advantage. Women's sports are not overrun with trans women; in fact, trans athletes are underrepresented in sport at all levels.

Matt Hancock challenged by Oxford student over trans healthcare

Mr Hancock was at Mansfield College for the G7 health summit, when a student challenged him over the long delays experienced by trans people trying to access support.

Student Profile: Elliot Brooke

I log onto a zoom call to be greeted by an array of colours: placards from protests cascade down the walls, various rainbow objects...

Oxford stands against transphobia

A demonstration in support of trans rights will be held today in response to a meeting of self-described feminist group Woman’s Place UK (WPUK)....

NUS Trans and International officers axed amidst bankruptcy cutbacks

NUS has also been forced to let half of its staff go and sell its London headquarters

Magdalen JCR votes to introduce ‘gender expression’ fund

The motion noted that items such as these “can go a long way towards preventing gender dysphoria."

Magdalen to appoint new trans rep

A motion to establish a new position of transgender representative on the Magdalen College JCR committee was passed unanimously at a meeting on Sunday...