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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.

We have turned comments off on this post. There are plenty of platforms for debate on these subjects and we do not have the resource to appropriately moderate discussions on the blog. We want the blog to be a safe space where anyone can come and chat about rugby without fear of having to see discriminatory comments from other commenters.

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:

https://www.cces.ca/news/literature-review-does-not-support-bans-transgender-women-athletes

https://research.monash.edu/en/publications/examining-world-rugbys-transgender-ban-and-the-perspectives-of-ci

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