Just when we think the world of sports is making progress, something like this happens.
Chloie Jonnson is suing CrossFit for $2.5 million after they refused to let her compete in the women's division in an upcoming event! Their reasoning? She was born with a penis!
CrossFit sent a letter to the transgender athlete and shot down her request, saying if she wanted to compete, she would have to do so with the boys:
"We have simply ruled that based upon [Chloie] being born as a male, she will need to compete in the Men's Division. The fundamental, ineluctable fact is that a male competitor who has a sex reassignment procedure still has a genetic makeup that confers a physical and physiological advantage over women."
Translation: CrossFit thinks Chloie's operation would give her a competitive advantage over the rest of the ladies!
However, things got pretty nasty when they followed up by saying:
"Our decision has nothing to do with 'ignorance' or being bigots — it has to do with a very real understanding of the human genome, of fundamental biology, that you are either intentionally ignoring or missed in high school."
We get it now! It's all science's fault! How silly of us!
The larger issue here that CrossFit can't seem to wrap their head around is they're failing to recognize a woman as a woman, and that's exactly why Chloie is suing them!
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