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[–] fallingwater [speaking as mod] [OP] 17 points (+17|-0) Edited - sticky

Relevant excerpt: Gender Diversity Policy Introduced in 2020

According to the AFL’s 2020 Gender Diversity Policy, trans and non binary footballers who wanted to play in AFLW had to meet three conditions.

  • Maintenance of testosterone at or below 5 nmol/L for for at least two years prior to playing in the AFLW competition.
  • If the first threshold requirement is met, trans women and non-binary people can nominate themselves for the AFLW draft or for other elite competitions by furnishing information regarding their height, weight, bench press, 20m sprint, vertical jump, GPS data and 2km run.
  • Once the application is approved, the player has to maintain their total testosterone levels below 5 nmol/L. They may have to undergo periodic - testing.

Transmen or non-binary athletes who want to participate in men’s elite football competitions can participate without the same requirements.

Mouncey has said that unless the issue was resolved, she would proceed to take legal action.

Mouncey is suing because as a great big hulking bloke he knows he has a snowball's chance in hell of getting his T levels below 5 nmol/L (the average man in Mouncey's age range averages 20 nmol/L, but can go as high as 35). This is still twice the maximum amount of testosterone found in a healthy, average woman.

Australian Rules Football (AFL) is a full-contact sport not too different from rugby. It's good news that they are instituting a policy that few if any men will ever be reach compliance with, so here's hoping Mouncey fails in his legal machinations as badly as he failed at manhood.

[–] ActualWendy 23 points (+23|-0)

They won't be satisfied until they do to women's sports what they did to women's reddit. They will not abolish women's sports, only control it.

[–] lucrecia 14 points (+14|-0)

Reddit is anon, though. A passerby can't see that a women's sub is full of men. Bit harder to hide that on the pitch.

[–] autoluminescence 16 points (+16|-0)

Arrrgg fuck off Mouncey. The AFL did everything but explicitly say outright with their regulations that men cannot play in the women's leagues. Obviously I take issue with them leaving that elephant in the room but at least they support women in spirit? Kinda? :/

I can't imagine they'll back down with regards to the national competition but I do worry about the community level. And that has flow on effects for the women trying to make the AFLW. It's so dangerous let alone discouraging.

He was kicked off the women's handball team because he refused to accept that they might be uncomfortable with the AGP's huge male body and penis flopping around with them in the women's showers.

I'll say again because it's worth repeating: Fuck. Off. Callum. Mouncey.

[–] lucrecia 15 points (+15|-0)

A picture says a thousand words...

(Also for UK readers-- Australian football seems like American football, ie: rugby!)

[–] How 24 points (+24|-0)

There is something about Hannah Mouncy that really irritates me. He's a cheater in sports and I hate cheaters but it's more than that. I think it's because he's so fucking arrogant and mean spirited. If I was going to write a Richard Nixon style enemies list it would be like this: 1. Hannah Mouncy - Audit taxes for last 15 years. Have the agent repeatedly act confused about why he calls himself Hannah. 2. Jamilla Jamile - Invite her to White House and turn her away at the door. Offer big public apology. Do it again. 3. Jack Dorsey - Arrange for year long road works outside his house. Periodically cut internet lines. Lots of jack hammers. 4. Grace Lavery - Photo shop a picture of him eating chicken wings at Hooters and send it to the vegans.

[–] shewolfoffrance 10 points (+10|-0)

Your fantasy revenge scenarios are so much more interesting and funny than "punch a TERF."

[–] hellamomzilla 6 points (+6|-0)

There's no way to really do anything worse to Joseph Lavery than the pictures of himself he's plastered all over the Internet. I mean, his Berkeley CV pic is so freaking cringe and every other photograph of him is borderline horrifying and shows that someone was doing some AMAZING structural work on that CV photo.

[–] How 2 points (+2|-0)

He's so amazingly awful. It's like a giant cosmic joke. On one side we have amazing, intelligent, thoughtful and serious women. From all walks of life. And then we've got this guy on the other side. There is a message somewhere in this that I can't quite grasp. Something about absurdity, beauty, joy and ?????

[–] RawSienna 5 points (+5|-0)

Somehow arrange to have all mail going to Mouncey’s residence addressed as “Mannah Houncey”

[–] radically_done 10 points (+10|-0)

Isn't this the dude who broke a woman's leg during a game and "folded women like deckchairs"?

I typed "afl tackles" into Youtube. Yikes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg64Sdbymq4

Yeah, let's let a man do that to women. Who cares, right? /s

[–] [Deleted] 9 points (+9|-0)

This guy legit looks like He-Man! What a fucking farce! 😂

[–] yikesforever 9 points (+9|-0)

Wow. Lmao. I almost feel bad for the people that have to pretend these dudes are women, lmao. Must be mentally tiring as fuck. Maybe that's why they get so violent.

Also, what an asshole. A whole ass man not giving a damn about the women in the sport. Just thinking about himself. Fuck off.

[–] legitimatewren 3 points (+4|-1)

It makes me laugh every time I see this dude say that he's a woman. I mean come on mate, you look like Thor, you're not a woman.