US Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Says Opposition To Trans Inclusion In Sports Is ‘Disgusting’

By Lorie Shaull from St Paul, United States - Megan Rapinoe, CC BY-SA 2.0,

U.S. soccer player Megan Rapinoe doesn’t believe that transgender women are “dominating” female sports, or winning all of the women’s titles. 

“I’m 100% supportive of trans inclusion,” she told Time last week. “At the highest level, there is regulation. In collegiate sports, there is regulation. And at the Olympic and professional level. It’s not like it’s a free-for-all where everyone’s just doing whatever.”

“Show me the evidence that trans women are taking everyone’s scholarships, are dominating in every sport, are winning every title,” she continued. “I’m sorry, it’s just not happening.”

Except it definitely is. UPenn transgender swimmer Lia Thomas thrashed biological female competitors the entire 2021-2022 season, which culminated in her becoming the first transgender athlete to win an NCAA Division I title. 

29-year-old transgender skateboarder Ricci Tres, who fathered three children and served four years in the Navy prior to transitioning, recently beat out a 13-year-old girl and four other teenager finalists to win a skateboarding contest in New York City.

Tres tried to participate in the Women’s Street USA Skateboarding National Championships in an attempt to qualify for the US Women’s Olympic team, but was not able to lower her testosterone enough to satisfy sanction hormone levels. 

According to Rapinoe, it doesn’t matter that biological men our beating women in their own sports, as long as league’s are inclusive. 

“We need to start from inclusion, period,” she detailed. “And as things arise, I have confidence that we can figure it out. But we can’t start at the opposite. That is cruel. And frankly, it’s just disgusting.”

Rapinoe does care about women’s rights when it comes to abortion. She went off on wild rant after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week. 

“I just can’t understate how sad, and how cruel this is. I think the cruelty is the point. Because this is not pro-life by any means,” she began. 

“This way of thinking, or political belief, is coupled with a complete lack of motivation around gun laws, it comes with pro-death penalty, it comes with anti-healthcare, anti-prenatal care, anti-childcare, anti-pre-K, anti-food assistance, anti-welfare, anti-education, anti-maternity leave, anti-paternity leave,” the athlete continued. 

“This is not pro-life. And it’s very frustrating and disheartening, and frankly just infuriating to hear that be the reason that people are wanting to end abortion rights, and end this vital aspect of a woman’s — not only healthcare and general basic safety in this country, but her bodily autonomy, and the right to freedom, and the pursuit of happiness and liberty, is being assaulted in this instance. And it’s just incredibly disheartening,” Rapinoe concluded.

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1 year ago

Really she is dictating the terms?.