NPR Backs Off Claim That Biological Males Athletes Have No Advantage Over Women
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- NPR has deleted a tweet claiming that there was “limited scientific evidence of physical advantage” of male athletes over women athletes after backlash. The statement was in support of trans-identified males competing in women’s sports.
- “The international governing body for track and field will ban trans women athletes from elite women’s competitions, citing a priority for fairness over inclusion despite limited scientific evidence of physical advantage,” the now-deleted tweet read.
- The tweet was republished on Sunday, with an update: “The international governing body for track and field will ban trans women athletes from elite women’s competitions, citing a priority for fairness over inclusion, despite limited scientific research involving elite trans athletes.”
- The initial tweet, as well as the republished tweet, were hit with Community Notes in which Twitter users noted studies on the exact subject, showing plenty of scientific evidence that males are stronger, faster, and more likely to beat women on the playing field.
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