mah now in that sense yes.
I think if it was put into its proper context as religion, then I can respect it as an human doing.
that’s the only way I ever respect politics too: when I see it as religion.
otherwise just throw it away
soccer as a boy (and it was boys and girls together. last place team though),
#1 fastest sprinter in 3,4,5th grade (i was GOING to be 1st place if it killed me),
weightlifting as a teen (i won 3rd place clean + jerk for my weight class in new jersey once) and that’s my sport experience.
mom had me in ballet at 5-6, but the only boy (late 1970s) so one of the parents had a fit) too.
oh and karate as a kid but i didn’t have coordination.
but i was muscular for years. i was always the bouncer guy at the stupid nj teenage drinking parties because i could pretend to be tough but i never touched anyone and i didn’t want to drink.
prided myself in having a strong stance (used to dare classmates to knock me down) and once at age 17 one finally did so i stopped.
some kind of “plant your feet in the ground” sport wouldve worked for me but that’s about it
puberty with charles atlas and weightlifting gave me big muscle.
oddly I never cared much about my gender.
I did the muscle thing because I could.
but if I was a woman it never would’ve bothered me