As more and more trans gender athletes debut in competitive sports, tennis pro and legend Martina Navratilova is speaking out while calling for new standards.
Specifically Navratilova referred to the practice of transgender biologically-male athletes competing in women’s sports as “insane and cheating.”She claimed that accepting the practice allowed men to switch genders so they could “win everything in sight.”
This isn’t the first time Natratilova shared her opinion on the subject. In late 2018 she tweeted, “You can’t just proclaim yourself female and be able to compete against women. There must be some standards, and having a penis and competing as a woman would not fit that standard.”
Of course, both then and now outrage quickly followed suit from those who claim absolutely everything must be entirely inclusive.
One stand-out critic was transgender cyclist Rachel McKinnon, who at the UCI Masters Track World Championship won in the women’s division. McKinnon labeled Natratilova as “transphobic.”
Given that Natratilova was one of the first premier athletes to come out (she revealed she was bisexual in 1981) and has been a champion of LGBT rights ever since, it doesn’t seem she would be “phobic” about any related issue.
Really it seems McKinnon is worried that the rest of the world will wake up and see that they’ve been had.