Monday, March 18, 2013

Being Bobbi Lancaster

Canadian Bobbi Lancaster, 62, is hoping to be the first transgender professional female golfer, but even she feels her MTF-ness gives her an unfair advantage over her peers. After crushing women her age in a seniors event, she has now set her sights on the Arizona-based Cactus Tour, a stepping-stone circuit for professional female golfers — most of whom are in their 20s or 30s — looking to make it to the LPGA. You may recall that Renee Richards was in her 40s when she won the right to play on Women's Tennis Association tour, but later admitted that even at her advanced age it was unfair for her to be playing against natural-born women. It will be interesting to see how this one plays out if Lancaster dominates on the satellite tour and moves to the big leagues. I'm all for trans rights, but parlaying an unfair advtange in the world of sports is bound to set the movement back, something I don't think was helped by biological women who identify as men playing in college women's sports. More HERE.

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