Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:45:34 +0100
- OH NO!!
Carmen Carrera Slams CrossFit For Banning Trans Woman From Competition
Carmen Carrera has used her Drag Race fame to help raise awareness about trans issues, and now the Body is speaking out against CrossFit for not allowing trans athlete Chloie Jonsson to compete in the CrossFit Games as a woman.
The organization only allows competitors to enter under their birth gender, but as Carrera points out Chloie is no man. “When you remove your testicles … that is it. You are no longer a male and you don’t produce testosterone,” Carrera says. “You get weaker … Chloie Jonssonyour whole body switches and it starts to reshape.”
Carrera says it’s just science: “Put [Chloie] under the test and I bet her [testosterone] levels are the same as the rest of the competitors.” But CrossFit insists that the “genetic makeup” of a person who was born a male “confers a physical and physiological advantage over women.”
Jonsson, a personal trainer living in California, has filed a $2.5 million lawsuit against CrossFit.