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11/04/2014 11:46 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Arielle Scarcella And Fallon Fox Release 'Trans Women Have An Advantage In Sports?'

Do transgender women have an advantage in the sporting world?

Short answer: no. But this, of course, is one of the many arguments utilized by those who are opposed to transgender individuals being fully accepted into mainstream society. In this latest video from vlogger Arielle Scarcella, the first openly transgender athlete in mixed martial artist (MMA) history, Fallon Fox, opens up about her own thoughts surrounding this ill-founded argument.

"The opposition usually try to say that I have an unfair advantage in my sport because I was, unfortunately, born male," Fox tells Scarcella. "Transgender people have been competing in professional sports since 1976... Nobody has come forward with any verifiable evidence showing that transgender women have a competitive advantage over their peers in sports."

Check out the video above to hear more from this pair.

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