Evolutionary researcher Colin Wright was blocked by Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, when he shared a chart demonstrating that men are biologically stronger than women in a variety of sports, even if they had undergone gender changing treatment.
Instagram removed Wright’s post which contained a chart from a scientific study titled Transgender Women in the Female Category of Sport: Perspectives on Testosterone Suppression and Performance Advantage. The peer-reviewed study was published in the journal Medicine & Sports, which has been in wide circulation since 1969.
The study by researchers at the University of Manchester in the UK and Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm found that biological males categorically have performance advantages over biological females across sports that are contested in the Olympics.
The study, one of several to conclude the same thing, found that the use of typical testosterone suppression methods doesn’t diminish the performance advantage that exists between biological men and women by a significant amount.
Wright also noted that he wasn’t able to appeal the censorship, despite Instagram claiming he could do so: