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Admin of lemmy.blahaj.zone
I can also be found elsewhere on the fediverse at @firstname.lastname@example.org and @email@example.com.
My backup lemmy account is @firstname.lastname@example.org
Nah. There’s a million studies that look at isolated physical traits, but mostly have one of two common problems. 1) they are often written by people with an explicitly anti trans inclusion bias and 2) they look at physical traits in isolation without attempting to quantify if and how those traits apply to sports.
If trans women can out perform cis women, it only takes one to set a women’s world record, yet that just doesn’t happen. There are often articles claiming this has happened, but when you look closer, it turns out that they’re talking about age/regional/federation specific records that are mis presented as world records.
If trans women out perform cis women, we should expect to see them more likely to end with podium finishes than the cis women they’re competing with. It should be pretty trivial to gather the data and show that advantage. But it doesn’t happen, because the truth is, trans women are on average, more likely to under perform compared to cis women.
No study that looks at a trait in isolation and makes educated guesses about the effect of hormone replacement on that trait is ever going to tell you how real world sporting outcomes will be impacted.
The only thing that will tell you that is actual real world sporting results, and the limited results we have so far don’t show any hint of an advantage. If it is in there, it’s small enough that it’s not immediately obvious. We both know that if it was obvious, the media would be screaming it from the hills.
Some numbers. There are 50,000 athletes in the Olympics each year. From memory, there have been 4 or 5 Olympics in which trans people have been able to participate. So, that’s at least 200,000 athletes participating in that time. Now, trans people make up 1% of the population. Lets say that trans people are 10x less likely to get involved in sports though due to external factors. Using those numbers, 1 in 1000 of those 200,000 athletes should have been trans, which comes out 200. Lets say trans people are 100 times less likely to participate in sports. Even then, we should have seen 20 trans athletes. And those athletes should have got more gold medals than you would expect. Instead, we have had exactly 1 trans woman athlete in that time, and she came last in her event.
That’s what people are afraid of.
No amount of articles about testosterone and puberty change the reality that people are trying to exclude a vulnerable minority to solve a problem they can’t even show to exist in the first place.
What’s the network flow like? I’m posting this to the lemmy.ml /asklemmy community, but I’m composing it on the sh.itjust.works interface. I’m assuming sh.itjust.works hands this over to lemmy.ml. How does my browsing work? Is all of my traffic routed through sh.itjust.works?
So, you post and it federates from your instance to lemmy.ml where the group you’re posting to resides.
Then the group basically “boosts” your post, and anyone that follows the group (ie, anyone that is subscribed to it) sees the “boost”, which the lemmy interface then displays as a post in the group. But if you follow the group from mastodon/calckey etc, instead of a threadiverse app, then it would just appear as a regular boost by the group you posted to.
Backfilling of data isn’t really a thing as such. Basically, your instance is only aware of content that has federated to it, and it only starts federating to your instance when someone first subscribes to a particular group.
That being said, the devs have mentioned that when lemmy federates the group actor, the API also sends the last 20 posts to the group. I don’t know how often groups are updated, and whether this applies every time it’s refreshed or not though…
It’s more stressful than anything ;)
Navigating split attraction and the correct labels is a challenge…
I’m a trans woman. I spent most of my life dating women, and even before I transitioned, I had come to accept that I’m not attracted to women, even though I’ve loved my partners. I started working through that, then I transitioned. I dated a woman not long after that and it didn’t work out. I told myself it was because I loved her but wasn’t attracted to her.
So, I stopped dating women. I called myself straight, because men and strongly masc aligned enbies are really the only people that I am attracted to (though not the only people I can fall in love with)
And that sucked. My queerness was invisible to folk. Most of my dating pool was actively not queer, and I never got what I was looking for in my relationships with men, despite my attraction to them.
And now I’m an amazing poly relationship with my girlfriend.
So I’ve mostly given up on labels and just settled on queer :)
As part of the fediverse, posts and content don’t back date when federating. Which is to say that if you are the first person on an instance to follow a community on another instance, you will get all of the future content to that group, but not the previous history.
You can however manually force specific threads from other instances to load on this instance by putting the URL for the post in to the search box on this instance
What a lemmy group does is something akin to “boosting” any content published to it.
So, lets say you make your post from beehaw to lemmy_support on lemmy.ml. lemmy_support will see your post and then “boost” it, so anyone that follows lemmy_support (ie, is subscribed to it) will see the “boost” (though it doesn’t look like a boost through the specialised lemmy interface).
If you’re on beehaw, then beehaw is the source of truth for your posts. Other instances (such as lemmy.ml) will see and store copies of your content (and can choose to reject it outright), but the original is always your own instance.
The instances that we’ve blocked can be found here https://lemmy.blahaj.zone/instances
Which group/instance are you having trouble with?
I’m specifically talking about trans women on hormone replacement therapy here. There is no significant movement towards including trans women not on hormone replacement in women’s sport at elite levels.