Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Dismisses Parents’ Concerns Over Trans Athletes: ‘Your Kid’s Volleyball Team Just Isn’t That Important’
“I would also encourage everyone out there who is afraid someone’s going to have an unfair advantage over their kid to really take a step back and think what are we actually talking about here”
After the recent decision by FINA to restrict trans athletes from women’s sports, women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe voiced support for trans athletes competing with women during an interview.
She essentially dismissed the concerns of parents, to no one’s surprise.
Amanda Prestigiacomo reports at the Daily Wire:
Megan Rapinoe Tells Girls, Parents To Suck It Up Over Trans Athletes: ‘Your Kid’s’ ‘Volleyball Team Just Isn’t That Important’
Soccer superstar and political activist Megan Rapinoe argued in an interview published Sunday that female athletes and their parents need to suck it up over advantages biologically male transgender athletes might have over girls.
The forward told Time magazine she is “100% supportive” of “trans inclusion” in girls sports, dismissing concerns about fairness while emphasizing that people “need to understand that sports is not the most important thing in life.”
Rapinoe also argued that high-level sports are all about “regulation,” which the athlete apparently believes can erase trans athletes’ advantages. A recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that’s not true.
“I would also encourage everyone out there who is afraid someone’s going to have an unfair advantage over their kid to really take a step back and think what are we actually talking about here,” the 36-year-old said. “We’re talking about people’s lives. I’m sorry, your kid’s high school volleyball team just isn’t that important.”
One has to wonder if Rapinoe would feel the same way if she was the one being pushed out of the spotlight she so obviously enjoys.
"I got mine. Fuck them kids." https://t.co/opXow5h57e
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) June 21, 2022
Just a note: if biological males were allowed to play against the US Women's National Soccer Team, Megan Rapinoe and crew would get their asses kicked by a bunch of junior high boys https://t.co/D9CjCr7quK
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 21, 2022
Megan Rapinoe can safely say these things because she is near retirement and she isn’t in danger of being replaced by a transgender athlete. She’s doing nothing to preserve the future of female sports. Megan Rapinoe is selfish. https://t.co/3IqOXDwM75
— Vanessa Santos (@Vanessasantosxo) June 21, 2022
Rapinoe vastly overestimates her popularity and influence.
The sandwich chain Subway was using her in a line of TV spots last year that caused a flood of complaints from franchise owners who claimed that the national anthem-kneeling athlete was hurting their bottom line.
The New York Post reported last August:
Subway franchisees are fed up with Megan Rapinoe’s TV ads
Megan Rapinoe kicked up another round of controversy at the Tokyo Olympics — and now a group of Subway franchisees are pressuring the fast-food giant to give her the boot.
The 36-year-old, purple-haired soccer star — who kneeled ahead of a match before leading the United States to a bronze medal this week — began a stint as a pitchwoman for the fast-food giant this spring.
In one spot, Rapinoe — who has been a vocal proponent of equal rights and equal pay for women — knocks a burrito out of a guy’s hands by kicking a soccer ball at him.
The response has been mixed, according to franchisees. Late last month on a discussion forum hosted by the North American Association of Subway Franchisees, a Wisconsin store operator posted a picture of a hand-scrawled note from an irate customer taped to the front door of his shop.
“Boycott Subway until Subway fires the anti-American … Megan Rapinoe, the creep who kneels for our beloved National Anthem!” the note read.
“The ad should be pulled and done with,” the franchisee wrote of the Rapinoe spot. “It gets tiring apologizing.”
People are tired of being bomabarded by all things woke in everything from sports to advertising.
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