U. S. Women’s Soccer star Megan Rapinoe on Sunday advocated for the inclusion of transgender athletes in girls and women’s sports, despite the physical advantages biological males have over biological females.
Rapinoe, who often promotes left-wing politics, claimed legislation seeking to separate athletics by biological sex rather than gender identity are an “attack” on transgender people and an attempt to “solve a problem that doesn’t exist.”
“These bills are some of the most intense political assaults on LGBTQ people in recent years. Sports have become another avenue to attack the rights of trans people,” she argued in an essay published at The Washington Post. “These efforts cause incredible harm to trans youth, who, like all kids in a global pandemic, are feeling isolated and need compassion and support.”
“Proponents of these bills argue that they are protecting women,” Rapinoe continued. “As a woman who has played sports my whole life, I know that the threats to women’s and girls’ sports are lack of funding, resources, and media coverage; sexual harassment; and equal pay. … Adults can’t present that we care about the well-being of children while actively creating environments that cause serious harm to them. We can’t make demands for a false sense of fairness while ignoring the actual needs of women and girls.”
The Biden administration is on the same side as Rapinoe. The Department of Justice last month withdrew support for a lawsuit brought by three high school female athletes that would block biological males from competing in girls’ sports in Connecticut, The Daily Wire reported. The suit was backed by Trump-nominated former Attorney General Bill Barr.
One of three girls who had brought the lawsuit, Alanna Smith, in clear disagreement with Rapinoe, blasted the Biden administration over the withdrawal during a recent appearance on Fox News.
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