Riley Gaines isn’t backing down. The former University of Kentucky swimmer has been on a crusade since her collegiate swimming career ended with the simple message that biological men do not belong in women’s sports.
It is a sad statement that we even have to have this conversation, but here we are. Gaines was attacked and physically assaulted at San Francisco State University last week after a speech where she maintained the simple fact that men and women are physically different. That shouldn’t be a hard concept to grasp, but for the left, it might as well be quantum physics.
The woman who released the statement following the riot where I was verbally and physically assaulted at @SFSU (to which she called peaceful) blocked me.
I guess it's easier for her to ignore me than to denounce violence against women. She won't be able to ignore my lawsuit🤗 pic.twitter.com/4RHsYsTNCw
— Riley Gaines (@Riley_Gaines_) April 9, 2023
Monday night, Gaines took to Twitter in a since-deleted Tweet, roasting leftist, America-hating Megan Rapinoe. The lefty soccer player has maintained that: “trans kids” are not the issue in sports, but it’s actually “unequal pay, sexual abuse & lack of resources” that is the issue.
Gaines, despite essentially being kidnapped by the legal definition in San Franciso is not backing down. She is a fierce competitor and vocal advocate for women. This is what she had to say to Rapinoe in the deleted Tweet: “It’s worth noting that 1) you are done playing sports competitively and 2) because you aren’t sexually attracted to men, you will never have a daughter to defend. To me, this simply looks like virtue signaling because you have nothing to personally lose.”
She followed that up with another swipe at the soccer player: “I can respect opinions that differ from my own and everyone is entitled to think/speak independently, but I can’t help but think Megan Rapinoe would genuinely shiv any male who attempted to take her spot on the US Women’s National Team”.
"I can't help but think Megan Rapinoe would genuinely shiv any male who tried to take her spot on the US Women's National Team."
— OutKick (@Outkick) April 11, 2023
It is very easy for Rapinoe to mouth off about something when she hasn’t had the personal experience that Riley Gaines has. It is also fair to assume Rapinoe would be outraged, and rightfully so if the US Women’s team removed some of their older players like her in favor of trans athletes. Then the cleat would be on the other foot.
Gaines deleted the Tweets, likely because Rapinoe actually could have a child and blowback was inevitably coming. However, Gaines isn’t going to back down in her fight to preserve women’s sports. Far from it.
Outkick summed up the point by saying: She’s also not wrong on her first point that Rapinoe isn’t impacted by men taking over women’s sports. Rapinoe currently plays in the NWSL for the OL Reign.
She’s 37 and nowhere near youth or college sports. Lia Thomas or other biological males destroying women’s sports has no impact on her. It only would if the NWSL started letting in biological males.
How quickly would her tune change if that happened? The women’s national team lost to a U-15 boys team in Dallas 5-2 back in 2017. Imagine what would happen if some full grown adult men decided to hop into the NWSL. Megan Rapinoe probably wouldn’t be claiming trans athletes have zero impact if it cost her the job she’s had for years.
Even though her best years are likely behind her, Rapinoe is still able to draw checks playing soccer. That’s not threatened (so far) by biological males. If Rapinoe was off the team or got crushed by a man, she almost certainly wouldn’t be so flippant in her stance.
The left is the side of hypocrisy, and Megan Rapinoe suggesting she knows something about which she has no personal experience is offensive. Let the shoe be on the other foot and see how long she lasts.
Until men start to outright troll the system by playing women’s sports, things won’t change. Women will continue to lose opportunities they worked their entire lives for in deference to men that couldn’t cut it being men.
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