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TIM Kate Weatherly won the open women's division at the 2022 Phoenix Enduro held October 29th in New Zealand.

https://twitter.com/i_heart__bikes/status/1587540865915854848

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1587540865915854848.html

The actual first and second place women who won this category were:

1st Eliana Hulsebosch 2nd Jenna Hastings

https://christchurchadventurepark.com/the-phoenix-enduro/results/

TIM Kate Weatherly won the open women's division at the 2022 Phoenix Enduro held October 29th in New Zealand. https://twitter.com/i_heart__bikes/status/1587540865915854848 https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1587540865915854848.html The actual first and second place women who won this category were: 1st Eliana Hulsebosch 2nd Jenna Hastings https://christchurchadventurepark.com/the-phoenix-enduro/results/

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"Failed men are not women"

This. I see a sticker campaign here.

Another variety that I think could work: "Women are not weak men."

I don't like it, for one reason. The idea that manhood is conditional led to this TIM stupidity in the first place. It isn't a feeling or an idea in someone's head, it's a material state. Whether we like the man or not, he's always 100% man and can't fail at being one. The second he became an adult it was a done deal.

Women's sports are filling up with men who fail in their sports category ("fail" here just meaning "not the best, not ever will be", not even "loser").

Somehow we have to call them out as the failures they are for even entertaining the idea of entering women's sports...?

What a fucking loser. Too pathetic to complete with the other men. Has to steal from women. Like all loser TIMs. Failed men are not women.

I hate the comments blaming the women participants for not stopping the madness. Why are the people on the governing board/management committee of the sport who actually VOTED for this policy not held to account?

This is one of my least favorite comments. Yes, please, let's blame it on the victims. It's a deep misunderstanding of how non/semi professional sports are structured, especially for women.

And, also on the list, "where are all the feminists?" which translates to, "where are all the people whose opinions are ignored in mainstream media? who I would dismiss on the basis of their sex, anyway?"

"where are the feminists now???" Well, we keep getting banned and silenced.

[–] Eava 15 points

But this never happens. But when it happens that's perfectly OK, we can't expect TIMs to lose all the time.

On the downhill side, Weatherly used to compete in open men's (a step down from elite) and only ever finished middle of the pack at best, but after he began competing in the women's division, he jumped up to elite and started getting on the podium. I wonder if he meets the UCI's newer testosterone requirements these days.

Congratulations to Eliana Hulsebosch and Jenna Hastings! It's wonderful to see more women succeeding in historically male-dominated sports.

There's something funny about the man standing up on that podium when he'd still be taller than them (on the podium) if he were standing on the ground

Another outstanding women robbed by another average at best male 😡

These TIMs and their TRA supporters are doing our work for us. We should be grateful.

Ah, but let’s not be such sourpusses! Kate could have participated in the Junior category! However, in his benevolence, he chose to “race” with women closer to his age.

Other like him are competing with girls. Kate didn’t stoop to that level!

Sarcasm aside, what a disheartening experience for the girls in the competition! They have seen what awaits them. They have seen how easy it would be (and will be) for them to lose to a pervert with a scrunchie.

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