Okay, bare with me. I’m trying to formulate an idea here..
Sports. Some people love to watch, others to participate. Right?
The current problem, as I understand it, is that we (as enlightened as we claim to be in 2020) are still separating people who compete by their birth genders.. something which isn’t always 100% accurate!
Here is my proposal: How about grouping (not separating!) people into their performance-groups based on their maximum performance levels during training.
Level meaning how far they can throw, how fast they can run, how far they can jump, how well can they hit, etc during their training stages.
This would ignore gender differences, steroid use, drug use, strength.
All of it.
It would dismiss the old stereotype of ‘women’ being weaker than ‘men’.
It would dismiss the fear of being beat by a ‘woman’ who was classified as a ‘male’ at birth. And visa-versa.
If a 125 pound person can run, jump, & throw distance-X then classify them into that Level-10 group. No matter what they’re juiced up on, or born as, or how many years of training they’ve had.
Same thing: If a 275 pound Rock (Dwane Johnson – who is the coolest guy ever) can run, jump, & throw distance-X, then group him into a different Level-20 group.
Basically: Group via Observed Athletic Ability.
The only cheat to this grouping system, that I can think of at the moment, is some bad apples would purposely under-perform during the ‘testing’ phases in order to gain an edge on the group into which they would be categorized. But then during the actual competition they’d perform at their real Rated level, and thereby have an advantage over their competitors.
But, doesn’t something like this kind of cheating go on these days already?
Just hidden from view so they don’t get caught as easily?
Maybe adjust the pay/awards/rewards on their Level then?
What do you think? Would this help eliminate all of the phobias in sports?
Man vs woman. Transgender vs non-transgender?