Thanks for responding.

I’m afraid, however, that you seem to be struggling (unfortunately) with English or logic or both.

I am not in favour of sex-based restrictions in sport. I just said that I am not advocating ‘the inclusion of male-bodied persons in female sport.’ I don’t want sport to be separated into ‘male sport’ and ‘female sport’ in the first place.

When I say you haven’t demonstrated that having males and females play together ‘places the interests of males above those of females,’ you say: “But I have — you simply ignored it.”

But you still haven’t done that. And repeating yourself isn’t going to help. You can present as many facts as you like that show males, on average, tend to be faster and stronger than females. This still would not logically prove that it would be against the interests of females to participate in sport solely on the basis of their ability.

You go on to add more unjustified claims.

You write: “if you do away with sex-based divisions in most sports, and there are sufficient number of male-bodied people who choose to compete as women, female-bodied persons will never again win in any sports. Females will simply disappear from sports.”

But you haven’t provided any clear evidence or argument to prove that women “will never again win in any sports” or that “Females will simply disappear from sports.” Females will still be able to compete in sport and they can still potentially win whichever division is best-suited to their abilities.

I understand the distinction between ‘misogynist’ and ‘misogynistic’ and I accept I perhaps should have referred to the definition of ‘misogynistic’ rather than the definition of misogynist.’ My central point still stands, however: that you have not clearly demonstrated that my position is ‘strongly prejudiced against women.’ Thus, you have not clearly demonstrated that it is ‘misogynistic.’

If sports have females and males competing together, this can have advantages and disadvantages both for the females who compete in these sports and for females in society in general. As a simple example, the female competitors might be able to acquire superior skills to what they might have acquired if they had competed only against other females (which is why I referenced the Guardian article). If the advantages outweigh the disadvantages, then it could reasonably be said to be in the interests of females to have mixed-sex sports events.

I hope my explanations help. You might also like to take a look at this, to better understand the entirely non-misogynistic position I seek to present:

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