Globally, political correctness is demanded more than professionalism in athletic contests due to the impact of transgender ideology. According to researches on sports physiology, it is impossible for female athletes to be safe and competent when trans inclusion in women’s sports is regulated.
In Taiwan, transgender athletes will be allowed to “transfer” to another group as their self-identified gender in 2023 National Middle School Athletic Games (NMSAG).
Yu-Jia Lin, a NTU’s undergraduate, began her formal training after studying at the university. She won second place in 800 meters at first time attending the General Women’s Track and Field competition of National Intercollegiate Athletic Games (NIAG). Through her one-year training, she broke the women’s record of NIAG. As a result, she won first place in 400 meters and 800 meters in 2019.
Chinese Taipei School Sport Federation (CTSSF) announced on its official website that from 2023, transgender and intersex athletes are allowed to “transfer” to another group in the competitions of National Middle School Athletic Games (NMSAG).
How will Taiwan’s future look like?
Physical Fitness Test and Application to Sport Talent Classes and Schools
If we take a look at the part of sit-up from the Ministry of Education’s “Physical Fitness Norms”, we can see that in the 16-23 age group, males’ average performance is 35-37 sit-ups per minute whereas females’ is 27-28 sit-ups per minute. Moreover, this number of males’ average performance is the same as the ones of females’ preliminary performance of silver and gold medals. If a male student is allowed to register as a female, he will easily get extra points when applying to sport talent classes and schools.
Fairness in Athletic Contests
When sex differences are real, is it fair to let any males participate in women’s sports?
Or, is it fair to let any trans men who are taking testosterone participate in women’s sports?
Fairness in Application to University: Female Students of Sport Talent Classes
If male students are allowed to participate in the female group of NMSAG, they will rule the female students of sport talent classes (an alternative educational system in Taiwan, recruiting athletically talented students) out of medals and application to universities.
- The Ministry of Education: 2019 Curriculum Guidelines of 12 Year Basic Education
- Regulations for Incentives and Guidance to Athletically Talented Students at Secondary Schools and Above
- For the extra points in specific competitions, see: 2017 General Regulations for Incentives and Guidance to Athletically Talented Students at Secondary Schools and Above
Physical Fitness Test and Occupations
Some occupations like military and police may require their applicants to take a physical fitness test. When sex differences exist in physical ability, is it fair to let acceptance rate for anyone be influenced?