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Podcast: Episode 240 – We Don’t Want To Be Here

In this week’s episode of the podcast we cover recent developments in Scottish rugby after the SRU announced its new Gender Participation Policy which banned transgender women from taking part in rugby and put restrictions on transgender men’s participation. We also talk about wider issues with systemic sexism and misogyny in Scottish rugby and the game as a whole.

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Sasha Acheson’s open letter to the RFU can be read here:

If you want to read more on the peer reviewed research on transgender participation in sport you can find this on the following links:

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