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Highland Games may include ‘non-binary events’

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LabR@t, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. LabR@t

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    What’s under the kilt? Highland Games may include ‘non-binary events’ after threats to slash funding
    https://www.rt.com/news/451180-highland-games-non-binary/

    Should we be expecting the olympics to be following suit?
    Will this be a third category or just mixed races, what's next no gold,silver,bronze but a medal for taking part?
     
  2. jsmoke

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    Ridic. People nothing better to do with their time.
     
  3. StriderX

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    Ironic.
     
  4. touch

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    Highland games have included non-binary events for years....

    Cycling + running events have always been mixed gender for as long as I can remember. Maybe the heavy events are different but I've never competed in those so not sure of the rules.
     
  5. jsmoke

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    mordant.
     
  6. robfosters

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    There’s a joke here somewhere about tossing.
     
  7. MadMossy

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    Are they going to start handing women twigs for the log tossing event?
     
  8. [FnG]magnolia

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    OP quivering with impotent rage again about something that has no impact on his life.

    Bonus points: Russia Today :D
     
  9. The_Abyss

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    Perfect. 1/10 thread didn’t warrant a 10/10 response but well done for being thorough.
     
  10. Diddums

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    Tell us how you feel @LabR@t, tell us how this complete and utter farce fills you with rage and makes you angry. Use your hands to illustrate it, talk with your hands, get it all out buddy. We’re here for you <3

    #thetriggeringoflabr@t
     
  11. wordy

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    U mad bro?
     
  12. dowie

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    To be fair a non-binary category seems like a good idea, should implement it at the olympics too instead of having trans and intersex runners in the women’s events.
     
  13. Mr Badger

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    How is this news? An event where it has long been normal for the competitors to have beards and skirts already seems decidedly non-binary.
     
  14. Ayahuasca

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    You’ve went full potato on this one and proven you don’t even have a clue.
     
  15. h4rm0ny

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    Adding a "non-binary" category is fine. So long as women's and men's events are still limited to only those categories, let them do as they wish. In practice, it's likely to be a non-issue as all you'd get is one or two non-binary types who are actually men competing with each other. The threat to sports is men declaring themselves women and then using that to win at women's events as it destroys women's events as a category. The reverse doesn't happen for obvious reasons.
     
  16. Diddums

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    [​IMG]
     
  17. sigma

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    Lulr@t
     
  18. adolf hamster

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    what i'd like to know is when they're adding categories for trans-species, the hamster people of this world deserve representation!
     
  19. touch

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    Have you never been to a Highland Games?
    The Haggis racing is the highlight!
     
  20. Uther

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    Poor LabR@t.