Megan Rapino criticizes ‘brutal’ exclusion of transgender athletes

Megan Rapinoe, a professional American football player, has championed transgender athletes around the world. This is due to the rise in criticism of transgender athletes that dominates sports news headlines around the world.

The football player opposed the decision to exclude transgender athletes from women’s sporting events, which was taken after the governing body for swimming decided to exclude transgender people from competition in the women’s category.

In recent years, transgender swimmer Leah Thomas has faced intense heat while competing against female swimmers. Many people called it an unfair competition, and other swimmers said they didn’t feel like they had a chance. Other trans swimmers have also come under similar criticism.

Finally after a lot of Because of the controversy around this topic, FINA, the Olympic Federation, has banned the participation of transgender athletes in women’s elite swimming competitions.

Rapino, who has worked hard to advocate for the inclusion of transgender people in sports, was unhappy…

talking to TIME, the footballer said: “I am 100% transgender. People don’t know very much about it. We lack almost everything,” according to SportsBible.

“Honestly, I think a lot of people know the right-wing versions of the theses because they are so loud. They are very consistent and ruthless,” Rapino continued.

Rapino said there are always rules, no matter the level of the sport…

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“It’s not like everything is free, where everyone just does whatever they want.

“And I think that people should also understand that sports are not the most important thing in life, right? Life is the most important thing in life. And so many of the arguments for being transgender have been filtered through the very narrow lens of elite sport,” she explained.

“We are talking about children. We are talking about people’s lives. We’re talking about the whole state government coming down on one child in some states and three children in some states. They commit suicide because they are told that they are disgusting, different, evil and sinful and that they cannot play sports with their friends they grew up with. Not to mention attempts to deprive health care. I think it’s monstrous,” Rapino continued.

She also made it clear that she did not think that, compared to a person’s life, sport is so important.

“I also urge anyone who fears that someone will gain an unfair advantage over their child to step back and think about what we are really talking about.

“We are talking about people’s lives. Sorry, your child’s school volleyball team is not that important. It is not more important than the life of any child,” she said.

“Show me the evidence that trans women get universal scholarships, dominate all sports, win all titles.

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“Sorry, it just doesn’t happen.

“So we need to start by turning on, period. And when it comes up, I’m sure we can figure it out. But we cannot start from the opposite. It’s cruel. And, frankly, it’s just disgusting, ”said Rapino.

The opinions of many people about the ban have diverged …

“Good news. Transgender athletes are ALMOST banned from women’s sports. World swimming governing body FINA has made a historic decision to ban transgender athletes from elite women’s competitions, but with an unexpected twist that could change international sport forever,” one person said. wrote on Twitter.

While another disagreed: “Transgender athletes are not banned – a woman who identifies as male and has not started taking testosterone can compete in the women’s class…not a ban, anyone can compete in the appropriate class,” they said. wrote.

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