A biological male who identifies as a transgender woman won a women’s world championship cycling event on Sunday.
Rachel McKinnon, a professor at the College of Charleston, won the women’s sprint 35-39 age bracket at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles.
McKinnon, representing Canada, bested Carolien Van Herrikhuyzen of the Netherlands and American cyclist Jennifer Wagner to take home the gold.
McKinnon celebrated the victory on Twitter, writing: “First transgender woman world champion…ever.”
McKinnon in January was quoted in USA Today arguing against requiring biological males to suppress testosterone as a requirement for competing against women. (RELATED: High-School Boy Wins All-State Honors In Girls Track And Field)
“We cannot have a woman legally recognized as a trans woman in society, and not be recognized that way in sports,” McKinnon told USA Today.
“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.”
I read an article a week or so ago about girls giving up many track events because they can no longer compete against boys who think they’re girls. What’s interesting about all this is the insistence by third-generation feminists that there are differences between men and women: California’s new law requiring equal representation of women on corporate boards was justified as being good for companies because women will bring a different, more profitable perspective to those companies (so why don’t they start their own companies, and beat the pants off their male competitors?), but deny that there’s any biological difference between the two sexes.
These are the crazy years.