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Alix Fitzgerald takes a deep breath, conscious of articulating her point in the clearest possible terms. “The only way I can describe this,” she begins, her voice tinged with sadness, “is that it’s like grief. “It’s like something has been ripped away.”

Fitzgerald, a proud trans woman, is mourning the loss of rugby.

Boofuckinghoo.

Cry mad.

Women know that grief every single time we lose one more space to men, one more acting role to men, each time we are called uterus-havers or menstruators, kicked out of our YWCA/YMCA’s at age 80, one more swimming or cycling competition to men, when we get canceled from our jobs or social media for calling you the men that you are.

Yeah, we know grief all right.

They can literally join a mens team… they have not lost rugby, they just can’t play in the league they want to.

Join the fucking men's team you arsehole FFS! YOU have the option because you're a MALE. I bet the girls would gladly join the men's to get away from the TIM, but they do not have that option!

[–] Cailin 15 points Edited

Eww why are newspapers still moaning about this?! It’s over - they seem to be questioning the research as if it’s not robust. My understanding is that it is quite robust and it’s a lot more than any evidence or research TIPs can come up with for why they should be able to play. I wonder why that could be? So now they are left to try and play the sympathy card!

Alix Fitzgerald is a MAN in his 50’s who is playing against women who are in their 20s/30s and swears he has no advantage (seriously does he not see the age gap?). He’s been interviewed several times now and I’ve seen him on Irish news too despite him not living here anymore. He’s trying really hard to get sympathy and paint himself as a victim.

I lol’d when he said:

“The only way I can describe this,” she begins, her voice tinged with sadness, “is that it’s like grief. “It’s like something has been ripped away.”

Yeah every woman on Ovarit knows that feeling Alix, that’s the feeling we get when we encounter or hear about men like you in our spaces or performing us and appropriating us. That is the feeling of you and other men ripping away our rights, our dignity and our voices.

It seems to be a consistent theme of these men being far older than the women they play against. I can’t think of a single professional male rugby player who could remain competitive at the same level against other men in his 50s. And the same would go for any female athlete. The age just highlights how much of an advantage he has.

It reminds me of that comedy character who refuses to leave the children's marching league.

I expect the main draw is being around much younger women who have to “accept him” or be branded evil terfs.

You can see how big he is even though they tried to place him in the front and center of the pic to trick the eye. Does not work!

Also, his commentt about not being as strong as he looks? Could be lack of effort, could be age, but I don't care, he shouldn't be there.

Also, his commentt about not being as strong as he looks? Could be lack of effort, could be age, but I don't care, he shouldn't be there.

I’ve seen enough footballers dramatically throw themselves to the ground wailing in pain to not believe him.

It was always one thing I loved about womens contact sports, that the girls don’t do that, you’ll see her get knocked down, hail herself up, wipe blood from her nose on the back of her sleeve and keep going. Women play with so much pride (and the lionesses recent win at the euros shows that 💕).

A man making a spectacle out of himself is nothing new

I literally don't care if this is the world's weakest scrote and every woman on the planet can beat him up. A scrote is a scrote is a scrote. It's not just about the strength difference. It's about women having the right to play sports with each other without being forced to play supporting roles in a scrote's fantasy.