Martina Navratilova is back to talking about transgenders in sport. Former legend of American tennis, 9 times Wimbledon, talked about it in an article for Genspect, saying that most males who identify as women have not undergone any hormone treatment, meaning they still retain the physical advantages of men.
Navratilova pointed out what Serena Williams said when Andy Murray challenged her to an exhibition match when she appeared on David Letterman's talk show a few years ago. Serena declined to accept the invitation, saying she would lose 6-0, 6-0 because men are much faster and have bigger serves by nature.
Navratilova explained: "Do you realize that, according to a recent Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 69 percent of males who identify as women have not undergone any hormone treatment, and 84 percent have not had surgery? Physically, they're just Even those who undergo any or all medical procedures retain performance advantages in strength, power, height, weight, heart size, and oxygen capacity, which Renee Richards now admits.
Even though she was in her forties, she still kicked ass. As she said publicly in 2012, I know if I'd had surgery at the age of 22, and then at 24 went on the tour, no genetic woman in the world would have been able to come close to me.
And so I've reconsidered my opinion. Serena Williams? She made the same basic point when Grand Slam champion Andy Murray challenged her to an exhibition match in 2013. She refused, explaining to David Letterman: Andy Murray, he's been joking about myself and him playing a match.
I'm like, Andy, seriously, are you kidding me?"
Navratilova on the transgender in sports
The former 9 times Wimbledon winner recently voiced her opinion about an American mother who lost custody of her daughter due to differing views on her daughter's gender identity.Mrs.
Jeanette Cooper lost custody of her teenage daughter due to her inability to accept that her daughter was transgender.On the issue, Navratilova explained on X: "This is just so wrong… trans went from 0.02% of the population to going through the roof, statistically speaking.
We are literally talking thousands of children into thinking they are trans… and taking them away from supportive parents- insane."
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