"Pro" sports designates a skill level. So does "semi pro" as well as the many other levels of ammature athletics
They are not skill levels. They describe whether you get paid and want to do them full time.
Some amateurs are better than some pros.
No pros will be women if you get your way too
We designate age levels because we know it's unfair and dangerous not to. Also, there is no point to holding a competition wherein the participants are not relatively equally matched. It would just be a waste of time and energy.
That’s why we separate men and women too
No, they aren't "self selecting" . They are deliberately separated and for all the reasons stated above. That's why we call them 'organized sports'.
Many amateur categories you enter yourself into.
Also no one forces you to be a pro, you can stay in whatever level you like.
Gender has nothing to do with it, once we stop focusing on it and focus on the participant's athletic attributes and abilities, instead
Athletic attributes are massively impacted by sex. No male puberty = no ability to be an elite athlete in an open category.
The fastest woman ever is about as fast as the fastest 14 year old boy ever. Funny that…
I don’t really see anything fair or progressive about telling women they can no longer be professional footballers, tennis players, athletes, boxers, etc.
Telling girls they can’t play contact sports without much greater risk, etc.
So much has been done to improve women’s and girl’s sporting opportunities and you want to undo it at a stoke?
As I said it’s the worst idea ever, and is only ever proposed by people who don’t like or understand sports.