A biological male has won the world championship in Women's Cycling for the first time ever, representing Canada.
Rachel McKinnon is a biological male who just won the women's world championship in cycling. McKinnon competed as a transgender woman, but is actually a biological male.
McKinnon represented Canada and beat Carolien Van Herrikhuyzen (Netherlands) and Jennifer Wagner (USA) to win the gold medal.
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The competition was in the women's sprint, with the age bracket being 35-39, and this was part of the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships that took place in Los Angeles.
McKinnon, a professor at the College of Charleston, posted on Twitter about winning.
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.”
McKinnon also compared restrictions on biological males competing in women’s events to racial segregation.
“This is bigger than sports, and it’s about human rights,” McKinnon said to USA Today.
“By catering to cisgender people’s views, that furthers transgender people’s oppression. When it comes to extending rights to a minority population, why would we ask the majority? I bet a lot of white people were pissed off when we desegregated sports racially and allowed black people. But they had to deal with it.”
McKinnon faces criticism because he is a biological male competing against women.
When a male identifies as a woman, then competes against women in sports, there is a clear physical advantage.
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Transgender women, who are biological males, should compete against other biological males.