Thursday, March 6, 2014

Transgender athlete suing CrossFit for $2.5 million

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CrossFit is facing a $2.5 million lawsuit after a transgender woman claims the fitness company refused to allow her to compete in the women's division at the upcoming CrossFit Games. Why? Well, because she was technically born a man.

In 2006, Chloie Johnson underwent sex reassignment surgery to become legally recognized as a woman by the State of California. But she was denied her requst to compete in the CrossFit Games when she asked if she could compete against the ladies.

"We have simply ruled that based upon [Chloie] being born as a male, she will need to compete in the Men's Division," wrote CrossFit in a written letter to Chloie. "The fundamental, ineluctable fact is that a male competitor who has a sex reassignment procedure still has a genetic makeup that confers a physical and physiological advantage over women."

According to TMZ Sports, that's not the only thing CrossFit wrote in the letter.

"Our decision has nothing to do with 'ignorance' or being bigots -- it has to do with a very real understanding of the human genome, of fundamental biology, that you are either intentionally ignoring or missed in high school."

Whoa. That's pretty aggressive on CrossFit's part. It's a valid point. But also aggressive.

Now, Chloie is claiming the fitness giant is violating her civil rights by not letting her participate as a woman. She wants a minimum of $2.5 million to make everything right again.

Who do you think has the better case? CrossFit or Chloie?

38 comments:

  1. Go Chloie! California laws are different from other states!!

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  2. Good job Cross fit. You are exactly right!

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  3. Go Cross Fit. She's a dude!

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  4. He/She is still a man. just because he/she removed his/her pens doesn't mean he/she switched out their genetics too.

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  5. What this article misses, is the fact she takes estrogen, a testosterone blocker and any number of female hormones to make her for all rights a woman. Hormones are the primary reason physiologically that men become stronger than women and bigger. By replacing testosterone with estrogen therapy and preventing the effects of testosterone she has made herself more woman than man. Its more than just removing her penis. That's bigoted ignorance. And crossfits very real genetics lesson was a pretty ignorant one when you consider the information just provided.

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    1. Her chromosomes are still female! You people are so damn brainwashed! You are the ignorant bigoted thinker because you can't even see truth anymore! A Dr and hormones doesn't change a man to a woman! Any scientist knows this. The Dr does as well but the Dr is lining his pockets with this new Frankensteinian medicine! Whether you have enough spiritual sense to know that it's wrong is one thing. But you can't even think critically for yourself At all anymore! The media has won as have the powers that be. So congratulations on becoming a nation of morons. You make me sick to my stomach.

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    2. I meant "his chromosomes are still male"!

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  6. What this article misses, is the fact she takes estrogen, a testosterone blocker and any number of female hormones to make her for all rights a woman. Hormones are the primary reason physiologically that men become stronger than women and bigger. By replacing testosterone with estrogen therapy and preventing the effects of testosterone she has made herself more woman than man. Its more than just removing her penis. That's bigoted ignorance. And crossfits very real genetics lesson was a pretty ignorant one when you consider the information just provided.

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    1. Hormones and genetics are two extremely seperate worlds doofus! To say he is more woman than man because of hormones and a lack of testosterone is an atrocity! Do you know that a lot of males by the time they reach 50 barely produce any testosterone much less any usable "free" testosterone. At this point they also can at times produce higher levels of estrogen. So using deductive thinking as perceived by your intelligent self, these "men" are now more "woman" than "man". You don't have a clue of what you speak upon. Nothing changed his DNA or his chromosomes! That is what makes him STILL a man!!!! And you know what genius? His DNA and chromosomes will always be MALE. You have been brainwashed. Most all of you have! I feel sorry for you. Good day sir!

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  7. Chris r u OK buddy. A man is a man and a woman is a woman doesn't matter what pills he is on. Can he deliver a baby like a real woman can.

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  8. Chris, are you kidding me!! He/she already cheating on mother nature, what makes you think he/she will make a fair competition?

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  9. "Our decision has nothing to do with 'ignorance' or being bigots -- it has to do with a very real understanding of the human genome, of fundamental biology, that you are either intentionally ignoring or missed in high school."
    I agree with Cross Fit totally and completely stand, you ground.

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  10. Dude looks like a Lady (not)....oh wait, it is a dude....no???? Go CrossFit!!

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  11. So if Brian Urlacher takes takes estrogen, a testosterone blocker can he compete too?

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    1. The F#cking world has gone F#cking crazy we are inundated with fags and transgendered and confused,Whos poisoning the water and food supply?Or whatever There seems to be an epidemic of people who cant replicate yet they are everywhere like cockroaches!

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  12. hey chris, I don't need to use just my penis to please my woman. that being said, you cool with this chick as your wife or daughters best friend? I mean like going to the gym together, showering together afterwards or on those dark cold lonely nights your out with the boys shes over watching chick flicks? your cool with that? don't get me wrong I could care less about what she did to herself. shes happy good for her but her god/evolution given DNA is male. compete as a male or "audit" the competition as a female. like a college class.

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  13. Let's see a transgender category in cross fit. Let men that became women compete with women that became men. Then we can see who the best man-woman is...

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    1. Women with beards and dudes with breasts, all ripped. Hilarious.

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  14. I think the He/She needs to pound sand,You cant have it both ways,Literally Pick a gender and take everything that comes with it,Freak!

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  15. Not saying it's the plan or anything but say she doesn't take the hormones during training or before the competition. I can see how easily this could be an unfair advantage.

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  16. And if it just accidentally goes off the estrogen in the 8-12 weeks before the competition, what then? I vote with afkeena. If you want to be recognized as a 'T', compete as a 'T'....

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  17. I gotta agree with what most people are saying. Crossfit has it right. Men have different genetic/hormonal advantages that women do not. It would be completely unfair to allow this person to compete as a woman.

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  18. Still has male chromosomes, skeletal structure and organs having a sex change is nothing more than puting makeup on a pig.

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  19. Kill all fags!!!

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    1. Yeah...that solves everything. And while we're at the task of solving things: Castrate/Sterilize all homophobic, ignorant, intolerant, beyond-any-hope moronic ignoramuses such as yourself. Weed out people like you.
      If you're a Christian, God is shaking His head at you in shame. If you're an Evolutionist, you'll be one plucked out in the process of Natural Selection. You're a huge stain on society. What the F*#K makes YOU so GD special?!

      NOTHING. Nothing makes you special. Aside from the stunning display of utter ignorance. Troll.

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  20. Tennis set the precedent when They allowed Rene Richards to compete as a women. As I remember it was not an outstanding career. What does it harm except a bunch of homophopes feelings.

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    1. You are aware that precedents are reversed all the time? As science and society come to an agreement about what defines gender, there will be even more reversals.

      BTW, the word you're looking for (incorrectly) is "homophobe's". Phobia means fear. People who disagree with this person aren't scared. They simply don't see things the same way. Using words that have the wrong meaning may be powerful in the PR battle, but they're useless to people who are educated enough to understand and refute the tactic.

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  21. chris, Seems like Crossfit would have to ask for weekly test to insure he/she was sticking to a hormone cocktail that maintained a strict female chemistry. However, I doubt these drugs alter the bone structure and muscle group sizes and shapes that comes with being a man too. The endoskeleton of a man has the ability to handle more weight also, there isn't anything he/she can do about that. It's more than hormones, too.

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    1. Absolutely correct about the hormones. There are genetic males (who are happily male) that have more female hormones than genetic women (who are happily female). Hormones mean very little in the scheme of determining gender.

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  22. Who gives a Shit!!!!

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  23. It's all about NOTICE ME these clown make me sick. Excuse me I have to go puke.

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    1. I totally agree. S/he doesn't care about competing in any arena but the courtroom.

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  24. Johnson wins if it goes to court. I expect CrossFit to settle out of court. The existing laws of California categorize Johnson as a female. Does anyone remember this same argument / similar situation involving Renee Richards and the Women's Tennis Association in the '80's? Forward 30 years.... any jury well find for Johnson.

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  25. She has no case. S/he is genetically male despite what plastic surgery has done for him. Hormones mean little in determining gender.

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  26. Anyone else feeling the irony?

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  27. I can hear the chants now. "LET IT PLAY _ LET IT PLAY"

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