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Trans activists will HATE Helen Joyce’s shocking new book as it dismantles their false ideology piece by piece

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As a young tennis fan working with player liaison at the Australian Open in 1981, I was introduced to Renee Richards, who at the time was coaching Martina Navratilova, the then-highest ranked female tennis player in the world. Richards was a former professional player herself, but there was a lot more to her story than tennis.

Even to the clueless younger me, it was clear that the 46-year-old, 6ft 1in blonde-haired woman I was introduced to as Dr. Richards was transgender. She was a handsome, striking figure, no doubt, but she also had an Adam’s apple, large hands, a broad-shouldered physique and way of carrying herself that signposted masculinity.

Certainly, when born and raised as Richard Raskind in an affluent Manhattan family, that masculinity came very much to the fore as a wide receiver on his private school’s football team, a pitcher for the baseball team and a member of the swim and tennis teams. He later captained the tennis team at Yale, served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy, became a successful ophthalmologist, married a model and fathered a son.

As his long-time friend, former doubles partner and women’s tennis icon Billie Jean King told a magazine profiler in 2019, “You talk about it, Dick Raskind had it.”

Then he transitioned to a woman in 1975, as Helen Joyce recounts in her new book, Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality’. While the sex-reassignment surgery that Richards went through was revolutionary for its time, her insistence on being allowed to pursue a tennis career on the women’s circuit created the real controversy, particularly when a judge ruling on her case against the US........

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