Trans Athletes Fight for Inclusion in Sports
Track and field athlete Selina Soule speaks during an event celebrating the House of Representatives’ passing the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act outside the US Capitol on April 20, 2023, in Washington, D.C. President Joe Biden has promised to veto the legislation, which defines sex as “based solely on a person’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth” and would ban all transgender women and girls from competing in female school sports. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, Katie Barnes and Tracie Canada join the show.
Inclusion for trans athletes in sports has become a flash point in the culture war that extends from schools to international competitions. Katie Barnes joins Edge of Sports to discuss their new book, Fair Play: How Sports Shape the Gender Debates, which offers one of the most comprehensive views yet on how the struggle for inclusion in the realm of sports has much wider social and political consequences.
We also have Choice Words about why the public financing of stadiums is little more than corporate theft writ large. And on Ask a Sports Scholar, we have professor Tracie Canada to speak about her cutting-edge work about the racial economy of college football. Plus, we have a new segment called “Ask Dave”!
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