Wrestling with Gender Fluidity

Wrestling with Gender Fluidity

   
  
 
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    Date Obtained: 2/26/2017  Website: http://www.espn.com/photo/2017/0225/r183978_600x400_3-2.jpg  Source: Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire

Date Obtained: 2/26/2017

Website: http://www.espn.com/photo/2017/0225/r183978_600x400_3-2.jpg

Source: Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire

Mack Beggs, a 17-year-old transgender boy, won the Texas state girls’ wrestling title on Saturday, February 25. He concluded his 56-match winning streak by dabbing with his fellow winners on the medal stand. Many of Beggs’ haters say the testosterone he takes to transition gives him an unfair advantage over the girls in the 110-pound weight category, but because of a UIL rule that requires wrestlers to compete as the gender stated on their birth certificate, Beggs cannot wrestle boys. The rule was enacted on August 1, 2016, and is unlikely to be changed due to its overwhelming support among Texas superintendents upon its proposal. Dab on that.

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