It appears that the transformed male cyclist does not like to hear that he had a clear advantage over his female counterparts.
The Daily Wire reported that Rachel McKinnon, an assistant professor of philosophy at the College of Charleston, won the race for women aged 35-39.
McKinnon, who represented Canada in the race, finished ahead of Carolien Van Herrikhuyzen of the Netherlands and American cyclist Jennifer Wagner.
On Twitter McKinnon celebrated his unfair advantage. “First transgender woman world champion…ever,” he tweeted.
But on social media not everyone was equally impressed by him. TJDietz22 tweeted, “If you don’t think you have a scientifically unfair advantage then there’s literally no help for you. Period.”
Another user on Twitter noted: “I’m sorry Dr. McKinnon, but you are not a woman, and never will be. Your male musculature, strength, stamina, etc. gives you a distinct & unfair advantage over the biological women competing in this race. That is not “transphobic”, just factual.”
But McKinnon lashed out at his critics for displaying “transphobic bigotry”. He responded by tweeting: “Lots of transphobic bigots are responding to my world championship win saying that ‘Next up, the paralympics.’”
McKinnon claims that the issue is about “human rights”. In a January interview with USA Today, he said: “Focusing on performance advantage is largely irrelevant because this is a rights issue.”
He added: “This is bigger than sports and it’s about human rights. By catering to cisgender people’s views, that furthers transgender people’s oppression. When it comes to extending rights to a minority population, why would we ask the majority? I bet a lot of white people were pissed off when we desegregated sports racially and allowed black people. But they had to deal with it.”
But biological males are on average bigger, stronger and faster than biological females, which is why most sports and athletics have remained gender-segregated.
Allowing biological males to complete on a level playing field with women will actually destroy women’s sports, not enhance or contribute to it in any way.
His college is nevertheless happy about his win. “Congratulations to assistant professor Rachel McKinnon on a major athletic accomplishment! This past weekend in Los Angeles, she won a world masters championship in track cycling,” the College of Charleston tweeted.
At a Connecticut state track and field event for high school students this year, a boy identifying as a girl cleared the field in the girl’s event and took home the championship, much to the dismay of many of the parents, The New American reported.