For the second year in a row transgender cyclist Rachel McKinnon has won the Woman’s World Championship cyclist title. The 37 year old Canadian philosophy teacher drew criticism from former world champion Victoria Hood who argued it was unfair for the male-born athlete to compete in female events.
“it is not complicated, the science is there and it says that it is unfair. The male body, which has been through male puberty, still retains its advantage, that doesn’t go away. I have sympathy with them. They have a right to do sport but not a right to go into any category they want.”
The science she is referring to according to Sky News are the findings from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute study that demonstrate a negligible decrease resulting from hormones consumption post puberty. When asked for a response to Hood’s argument, McKinnon would largely dodge the issue and offer a non-argument as a retort.
“Is it possible? Yes it is possible. But there are elite track cyclists who are bigger than me. There is a range of body sizes and strength, you can be successful with massively different body shapes. To take a British example, look at Victoria Pendleton, an Olympic champion with teeny tiny legs.
“In many Olympic disciplines the gap in performance is bigger between first and eighth in a single sex event than it is between the first man and the first woman.”
On Twitter the philosophy teacher’s arguments become immensely better than the interview responses. Were it not for the absurdity of the situation Mckinnon would have an extremely valid position to be arguing from. With a nice touch of calling the competition a “loser” in a now deleted tweet.
“I have yet to meet a real champion who has a problem with trans women. Real champions want stronger competition. If you win because bigotry got your competition banned… you’re a loser.”’
Many people claim to support trans women
But often they only support us until our lives impact them in any meaningful way
In my case, people literally say they support trans women…but not in sport
There can be no ‘but’
We are either full and equal women, or not
— Dr. Rachel McKinnon (@rachelvmckinnon) October 20, 2019
When it comes down to it McKinnon has a valid point, if we’re going by the rules of Progressive Liberals. As long as society demands we treat trans as actual women while actively persecuting people who dare use the wrong pronouns they have every right to compete as female athletes… right? To deny them their right to compete because they weren’t born female even though society now dictates they must be treated as female is a violation of their human rights… right? These female athletes simple don’t realize at the moment they rank vastly lower on the progressive stack compared to transgendered individuals, anything else wouldn’t be considered… “progressive”.
No one is going to rush to their aid or defense because that would be bigoted and discriminatory which can get you arrested in the United Kingdom.
Yet this is the world they wanted, free of the terrible patriarchy and its totalitarian rule through facts and logic.
When people warned against the power creep the activists were implementing they were called “bigots” and “vile Nazis”. Now that it has all come to pass, these women want their privilege back. They don’t want to have to compete with biologically male-to-female athletes, because that’s inherently (and biologically) unfair for them.
Here’s an easy solution: perhaps they should consider getting good rather than whining about the nightmare they created for themselves.