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Fox News Show Red Eye Bashes Pre-Op MTF Boxer [Aug. 4th, 2009|04:58 pm]
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The Fox News show Red Eye hosted by Greg Gutfeld continues to air transphobic remarks at the expense of various transgender people in the public spotlight, now focusing his attention on a boxer transitioning from male to female. We first called Mr Gutfeld out for his outrageous transphobic and horrific remarks about the "Pregnant Man" FTM, Thomas Beatie. He also spewed out offensive remarks against openly gay congressman Barney Frank.

Read the whole story here and watch the segment below.

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[User Picture]From: riotrix
2009-08-12 04:10 am (UTC)
I don't think you're sexist, but I think you may not be real familiar with boxing. Of course there's an advantage to size and muscle bulk (there are also disadvantages). That's why there's weight classes. It's not like they're going to put her in the ring with some 95 lb waif. She will be boxing with women in a similar weight class, and largely similar experience.
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[User Picture]From: knightabraxas
2009-08-13 04:17 am (UTC)
but what if there *is* no one in her wight class? are there a lot of body-builder size women or are they mostly just trim and muscular? even women who do body building don't get as big as lot of men who box (that i've seen.)

but! you make a pretty conclusive point. and yeah, i'm not very familiar with boxing.
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[User Picture]From: riotrix
2009-08-13 01:55 pm (UTC)
Well, heavyweight for women (though not super common, it certainly exists) is 175lbs+

Throw in the effect hormones will probably have on her body (loss of dense muscle...), and I think she'll find a place. There are a lot of 'if's and 'probably's in this equation, though.
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