Megan Rapinoe, a standout for the United States Women’s National Team, was recently called out by Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) for her stance on trans professional athletes’ participation in women’s sports.
Former Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn took aim at Rapinoe during an appearance on The Daily Wire’s “Crain & & Company,” where both men and women were interviewed. Rapinoe was one of forty professional, Olympic, and paralympic athletes who wrote a letter to House lawmakers last month opposing the Protection of Girls and Women in Sports Act.
On May 22, 2022, at Lumen Field in Seattle, Megan Rapinoe, number 15 for the OL Reign, looks for the ball during the second half against the Washington Spirit. Photograph by Steph Chambers for Getty Images)
The problem is that she is now publicly expressing the notion that “Hey, trans young boys must be able to complete as opposed to females.” Tuberville said, “Well, if it had happened all through her career, she’d have been working at Safeway or Piggly Wiggly.
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“She’d never played before, but now that she was retired, she said, “Yeah, I’m all for this.” Which is the most monumental load of bullcrap I’ve ever heard.
Rapinoe, at 37 years old, has not yet officially ended his professional football career. She re-signed with the OL Reign in January for the 2023 NWSL season. She is one of just five players to have remained with the same NWSL team from its inception in 2013.
On February 19, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee, Megan Rapinoe, number 15 for the United States, makes a gesture during the United States’ 1-0 loss to Japan in the 2023 SheBelieves Cup at GEODIS Park. photo by Omar Vega / Getty Images
She will also represent the United States Women’s National Team at this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in New Zealand and Australia.
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They seem to support activist causes, but Tuberville says they don’t fight for what’s right in America.
Simply put, this is an unjust situation. It’s not fair to women to assume they’ll always be betting second or third.
On July 21, 2022, in Washington, DC, Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama tripped on a lift leading to the Senate Chambers. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker – Getty Images)
The proposal by the Biden administration in April to expand Title IX standards has actually sparked a fierce debate over equality in women’s sports.
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The new regulations will prevent high schools and universities from excluding transgender athletes by expanding the scope of sex discrimination to include gender identity.
The Senate has blocked the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, which was introduced in February and passed your house last month.