A drama by Mark Lawson exploring the challenges of the changing gender identity landscape for sport's governing bodies.
In recent decades, identity categories of all kinds have come to seem fragile and unsettled. Identity has become much more complex, fluid, and fragmented. As new categories have proliferated and old categories have come to seem ill fitting, we increasingly face uncertainties and ambiguities in identifying ourselves and categorising others.
Baselines considers whether male athletes transitioning to become women have an unfair advantage over born women due to their residual muscle density and larger physiques. And if so, how are governing bodies in sport to legislate to ensure a level playing field for all?
Written by Mark Lawson
A drama by Mark Lawson exploring sport and the changing gender identity landscape.
Drama from BBC Radio 4