Game Face Documentary: Fallon Fox
Fallon Fox is an American mixed martial artist (MMA). She is the first openly transgender athlete in MMA history who has made a name for herself in her fledgling career. She’ll be the subject of a documentary about her career, Game Face. Here is the preview. If you’d like to donate to this documentary project, visit http://www.gamefacedoc.com.
For those of us who don’t know, according to the policy on transgender athletes of the Association of Boxing Commissions, to be licensed, transgender female fighters must undergo complete surgical anatomical changes including external genitalia and gonadectomy (sex reassignment surgery) and at least two subsequent years of hormone replacement therapy. Two years is the current understanding of the minimum amount of time necessary to obviate male hormone gender related advantages in sports competition. When it’s questioned if Fox could be stronger than her competitors, it is noted that sports is made up of competitors who, by definition, have advantages for all kinds of genetics reasons. It would be discriminatory to treat Fox differently than other athletes with potential genetic advantages. Since Fox has neither testicles nor ovaries, she probably has lower testosterone levels than most of her competitors. Fox says that she has less strength and endurance than her cisgender female training partner, and that she has to make up for it by perfecting her technique.
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