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Transgender cyclist who wins women’s race calls critics ‘transphobic bigots’

An Canadian transgender cyclist who won the women’s 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles on Sunday, has lashed out at his critics calling them “transphobic bigots”.

Published: October 16, 2018, 9:31 am

    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.

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    • lilyred

      Will women tire of these men winning?

    • The person in the photo who presumably had his meat and two veg cut off is mentally ill. His reaction is a defensive one. To him, any criticism of him, even mentioning that he is a male, just one who let the doctors butcher him while they were encouraging his delusions, is an existential threat. He should not be able to steal glory from women he shouldn’t be able to compete with at all, and it irks him no end when people highlight that it wasn’t a fair competition.

      The best way to see trannies pushed out of unfair competitions like this is for female athletes to themselves take a stand against the practice, recognize that it’s to their financial advantage not to have to compete with physically superior males, and that if they do not take a stand against it, eventually trannies will dominate women’s sports. It doesn’t take that many of them, it just takes enough of them to realize they are ringers if they enter female sports competitions and they can and will get money and attention just for the attempt.

      • john tucci

        Super post.

    • roo

      We need to clear the air on this transgender issue. You may like to identify as the opposite sex, fair enough, you might say, but of itself that does NOT mean that you ARE the opposite sex. YOU CANNOT ALTER YOUR GENDER, FULL STOP. It doesn’t matter how many bits you cut off, or have stuck on, you will still be your birth gender and this man is in fact a mutilated male, if indeed he has fully transitioned , which I am inclined to doubt..I feel sorry for him of course, it’s a terrible position to be in , but then, psychological illness is unfair,never the less you have no right to an unfair advantage over others. The whole concept of Transgender is wrong, there is no such thing and never will be, it’s a construct of current liberal thinking . The only people who come near to meeting those requirements are people who are intersex, a very rare condition indeed. This has nothing to do with human rights other than to say that the female contestants have human rights too, they have a right to race against another woman of broadly equal power, not a form of male hybrid. If this ‘person’ (whatever he likes to think he is) wants to become a competative cyclist , then he must enter as his birth gender, because his body is MALE and he DOES have an advantage , he’s a head and shoulders bigger than the other contestants his legs have the muscle culture of a male and his body has the stamina. He must compete as a man, he is NOT a woman. If this is not stopped now and spreads across the sporting world it will destroy whatever catergory it touches. How many biological women will want to enter womens wrestling, if they may have to compete with what in effect is a man, not many I suspect. Doctor , whatever he calls himself , has NOT won the womens event, he has gatecrashed it using a more powerful body form, it’s absolutely unfair and for myself , I do not recognise his ‘victory’. If this were motor racing he would have been disqualified .

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