Transgender athlete talks facts vs opinion

The inclusion of athletes who are transgender became a hot topic in the lead up to Laurel Hubbard’s participation in the Tokyo Olympics . Much of today’s society is built upon opinions. From what we say to what we think and why, our world is governed by opinions.

However, according to Kate Weatherly, another transgender athlete who is a downhill mountain-biker, too often are we treat the topic of transgender athletes in sport as a scission of opinions, and not one of facts.  We were very fortunate to host Kate for a lunchtime talk last month.

It was interesting for all those who attended to hear directly from someone affected by this issue. Year 11 Social Studies students are currently looking at contrasting viewpoints on this topic for their external examination case study.