And ends by saying that childhood genetic engineering will probably bring an end to high achiever sports altogether:
In 2019 a team of European researchers from the Netherlands, Norway and Belgium measured the change in grip strength for trans people after a year of hormonal therapy. They had about 250 trans women and trans men each who participated in their study. So this isn’t a huge sample but decent.
They found that grip strength decreased in trans women by minus 1 point 8 kilogram but increased in trans men by 6 point 1 kilogram. In trans men, but not in trans women, the change in grip strength was associated with change in lean body mass. So it seems that hormonal therapy does more for trans men than for trans women.
Another team of researchers from Sweden followed 11 untrained trans women and 12 untrained trans men before and up to one year after gender-affirming hormonal therapy.
They found that in trans women thigh muscle volume decreased by 5 percent and quadriceps cross-sectional area decreased by 4 percent, but muscle density remained unchanged and they roughly maintained their strength levels. In trans men, on the other hand, thigh muscle volume increased by 15 percent; quadriceps cross-sectional area also increased by 15 percent, muscle density increased by 6 percent, and they saw increased strength levels. Again it seems that hormonal therapy does more for trans men than for trans women.
It’d be rather tedious to list all the papers, so let me just say that this finding has been reproduced numerous times.Sabine Hossenfelder, “Trans athletes in women’s sports: Is this fair?” at BackRe(Action) (June 4, 2022)
The rest of Hossenfelder’s take feels like it is aimed at avoiding watching her career sail off a cliff.
Hmmm. It is interesting that recently, Dave Chappelle, Bill Marr, and Ricky Gervais, American comics, have been able to say pretty much what they want on transgender claims — not without provoking rage — but without getting Canceled.