895: Do Transgender Athletes have an Unfair Advantage?
By Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer, Justin Andrews, Doug Egge
In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin talk with transgender athletes Chloie Jonsson & Bennett Kaspar regarding whether transgender athletes have an unfair advantage in sports. Chloie shares her story/the process of transitioning at the age of 15. (7:58) Is there a competitive advantage for an athlete that transitions? (11:15) Bennett openly shares misconceptions on being a trans person. (16:43) How male privilege is a real thing. (18:55) Have they noticed changes in their body/mind since transitioning? (23:34) What is considered legal when it comes to hormone levels? (26:25) The debate continues over if there is a competitive advantage for an athlete that transitions and the democratization of sports. (28:10) Does Title 9 have any implications in this debate? (40:00) Chloie emotionally shares her experience coming out to her teammates and the response from the CrossFit community. (46:00) Does she embrace being the voice for transgender athletes? (49:00) She talks about the lawsuit against CrossFit and the response from Greg Glassman. (50:00) Preaching acceptance no matter what you believe. (55:00) Does Bennett still have a relationship with his father since coming out as trans? (56:44) How Bennett’s mom rolls with the punches and he openly discusses his current relationship. (59:00) Difference between pans sexual and bi sexual? (1:00:30) Sports for Nerds: How the tides have changed when it comes to how politicians view gay marriage. (1:02:15) Do they feel like we are moving backwards? The white male privilege debate and respecting people as individuals. (1:06:00) Violence against the Transgender Community. (1:16:45) Are there debates among the LGBTQ Community? (1:18:34) Social intelligence and being Team Human. (1:22:08) Bennett shares how his thoughts changed since transitioning. (1:26:30) Has going through this made him more empathetic towards men? (1:28:35) When does the conversation come up about transitioning when dating? (1:33:15) Did they have any apprehensions coming on the podcast? (1:37:35) What other misconceptions do people have about the transgender community? (1:41:01) How the medical field has treated the trans community like test patients. (1:46:20) How much, out of pocket, have they paid for their hormone replacement drugs/surgery? (1:50:00) Featured Guest/People Mentioned: Chloie Jönsson (@chlojonsson) Instagram Bennett Kaspar (@mx.kaspar) Instagram Chris Mosier (@thechrismosier) Instagram Greg Glassman (@CrossFitCEO) Twitter Links/Products Mentioned: Out Foundation November Promotion: MAPS White ½ off!! **Code “WHITE50” at checkout** Transgender athlete Hannah Mouncey banned by AFLW now has sights on handball glory Transgender cyclist slams ‘bigots’ after winning world championship How India Embraces The ‘Third Gender’: Laxmi Narayan Tripathi at ‘Women in The World’ Violence Against the Transgender Community in 2018 Test your social intelligence Spoon theory