Many around the world are uneasy and upset at cyclist, college professor, and transgender woman, Rachel McKinnon, for “her” recent win at the 2018 Women’s Track and Cycling World Championship. McKinnon, racing for the Canadian team, dominated the race, winning the female sprint for the 35-39 age bracket.
McKinnon was born a biological male, won the event by edging out Carolien Van Herrikhuyzen, representing the Netherlands, as well as American Jennifer Wagner.
Wagner, who took home the bronze medal, was a firm believer McKinnon had an obvious unfair advantage. Criticizing the organization’s decision to let McKinnon compete, Wagner believes Rachel McKinnon should not be able to compete at all, and for obvious reasons.
Jennifer Wagner along with millions of people around the world, simply believe allowing a biological male who “identifies” as a transgender woman to compete against women in athletic events is just unfair and wrong. Over the years this subject has created a great deal of controversy and confusion, for simple facts like, letting biological men compete against women puts the female at an automatic disadvantage.
Rachel McKinnon took to her social media platforms to inform the world about her women’s world championship cycling. Claiming, as to her knowledge, being the first openly transgender athlete to win a world championship in any sport, with a final straight in a time of 12.903 seconds.
McKinnon told velonews.com she enjoyed no physical advantage over her competitors despite being born a male. She said there is no research that can definitely indicate that testosterone and body development would enhance the physical performance of transgender athletes.
“I think there is absolutely no evidence that I have an unfair advantage,”
“People who oppose transgender inclusion in sport put us in the double bind. It’s the “damned if you do, damned if you don’t scenario,”
“If I win, they attribute it to me being trans and having an unfair advantage. If I lose, the same people think I must not be good anyway. People will never attribute my winning to hard work which is what I think I deserve.” McKinnon said.
McKinnon recently told USA Today that policing testosterone levels of transgender athletes violates their human rights — declaring that should override all debates surrounding potential unfair playing fields for transgender athletes.
“We cannot have a woman legally recognized as a trans woman in society, and not be recognized that way in sports,”
“Focusing on performance advantage is largely irrelevant because this is a rights issue. We shouldn’t be worried about trans people taking over the Olympics. We should be worried about their fairness and human rights instead.”
“This is bigger than sports, and it’s about human rights,” McKinnon said.
I think it is the fact that “she” is just afraid that if test levels were monitored, concrete evidence could be eventually collected from these cheaters. And only then, can the CLEAR and OBVIOUS FACT, of the advantage men have over women, physically, can be set in stone for these lunatics who think they live in a fantasy land.