Nike Joins Effort to Block Bill Designed to Protect Girls from Competing Against Transgender Athlete

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    Nike has joined the governor of Tennessee in signing a letter of support to defeat a bill which would prevent biological male athletes from being able to compete against girls.

    Tennessee’s Republican Gov., Bill Lee, has thrown his support behind efforts to defeat a move to ban students born as boys to be allowed to compete against biological girls in the state’s schools and other state-sponsored sports programs, according to OutSports.

    The letter, sponsored by 142 businesses in the state, claim that other states will retaliate against Tennessee if it passes laws to prevent biological boys from competing as transgender girls and the resulting actions by outsiders will be bad for Tennessee’s businesses.

    Several bills have been introduced in the state legislature to address the problem of boys competing as girls. Two bills in particular, House Bill 1572 and Senate Bill 1736/HB 1689, are currently being considered.

    The governor, though, opposes the transgender bans and has signed onto the letter which is sponsored by a group calling itself the Tennessee Businesses Against Discrimination. The group includes big businesses from outside the state such as Amazon, Nike, and Dell.

    “Policies that signal that the state is not welcoming to everyone put our collective economic success at risk,” the letter says. “It is both a business imperative and core to our corporate values that our customers, our employees and their families, and our potential employees feel fully included in the prosperity of our state.”

    Gov. Lee has become a big advocate for the LGBTQ agenda. Nike, of course, is also a big advocate for the radical gay agenda.

    While claiming to represent “freedom” for transgenders in America, Nike is also a big supporter of China where transgender people have few rights. Just last year, for instance, Nike celebrated its efforts to work with the Chinese government to push the company’s business interests in the communist nation.

    In October, Vice President Mike Pence slammed Nike for working so closely with the red Chinese, saying that the company’s “corporate greed” has come before its fealty to humanity.

    “Nike promotes itself as a so-called social justice champion, but when it comes to Hong Kong, it prefers checking its social conscience at the door,” Pence said.

    “A progressive corporate culture that willfully ignores the abuse of human rights is not progressive, it is repressive,” the vice president added.
     
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        Probably better for the political forum. But good for Nike. Stupid bills based on cultural wars are a waste of government resources. If they are girls let them compete with girls and vice versa.
         
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          I'm shocked that Nike would do this. They don't usually engage in politically correct, SJW type of ....................oh f**k it, sorry, I just can't.

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            Do you have any daughters in sports?

            So which gender is this person?

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              Yes I do. And that is a female. Selectively photographed.

              What gender is this person?

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                  I feel like a lot of totally sane and level headed responses will be coming to this thread. :popcorn:
                   
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                    That's a female on male hormones? :dunno:

                    BTW, the picture I posted was "technically" a female. THIS is a dude who... *ahem*...."identifies as a "female".

                    Perfectly fair for him to dominate his opponents with his biological advantages that women will NEVER have, amirite?

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                      Are they though? Really?


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                        Meh. So how many olympic golds or world champions or college athletes or professional athletes are "dominating" their competition in this scenario that makes this such an egregious problem? It's a problem because some folks are just uncomfortable with the thought that someone who was born one gender and transitions to another and competes.
                         
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                          You might want to ask the girls getting knocked out of qualifying for state championships in track because the trans dudes are kicking their butts.
                           
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                            This has only just begun. Do we really need to wait until Carl err, "Carla" Lewis wins 17 gold medals in one Olympics before taking a closer look at this?


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                              Last time I checked...if they got a d in their pants their still a man no matter what weird psychological problem they have that makes them think theyre a chick...

                              Personally we should stop treating these psychological problems like theyre normal and start finding out the underlying problem and getting these people help.
                               
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                                I think the very idea of "girls" sports is sexist. It insinuates that women aren't as good as men at sports when we all know that isn't true. There shouldn't be men's basketball and women's basketball. Just one basketball team where everyone competes on a level playing field. So sick of us being told over and over that the women aren't as good as the men.
                                 
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                                  Hey why not we are all the same anyway right?
                                   
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                                    What a bunch of garbage.

                                    It's blatantly unfair for a biological woman to have to compete with a biological man. You can thumb your nose at science and slop down all the political correctness your tummy can hold but you can't change an undeniable fact.

                                    Suppose you were a woman who trained and sacrificed for years to compete in your sport and then had to unfairly go up against a man who is biologically superior to you in muscle mass, bone structure, hemoglobin, lung capacity etc, etc. etc..strictly because he "identifies" as a woman. Your answer to her is "tough $h!t". It's more important for you to genuflect at the alter of PC bull$h!t than do what is fair, right and common sense.
                                     
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                                      You see these PC folks live in a fantasy world where everyone is the same. Unfortunately for them, reality keeps slapping the crap out of them on a daily basis.
                                       
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                                        It's more or less selective "political correctness"....it's not even about true equality for these people. Their version of equality ALWAYS has an inequality attached to it.
                                         
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                                          You sound as if there are a bunch of men wearing wigs lined up to compete with women now. You are talking hypotheticals because its convenient to paint a nice narrative. it paints a picture that there are men lined up to transition so that they can claim to be women and have this unfair advantage. Of course no one wants to see that. But its not happening. Have you actually had a conversation with a trans person? How they identify as a man or woman? Their perceptions about competition as a teen or adult?

                                          Again, having a government entity get involved in something that is clearly a cultural war is stupid. And any conservative who supports limited government and regulation should agree with that. Let the sports governing body make rulings on that like the olympic body has done. Has nothing to do with PC or not.
                                           

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