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Female Cyclist Who Lost To Transgender ‘Woman’ Speaks Out: ‘NOT Fair’

On Sunday, biologically male cyclist Rachel McKinnon, competing against biological females, unsurprisingly took home a gold medal at Sunday’s UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles.

One of the women he edged out, third-place winner Jennifer Wagner, is not staying silent about the glaring unfairness.

“I was the 3rd place rider. It’s definitely NOT fair,” wrote Wagner, an American from Houston, in a tweet on Monday, according to The Daily Caller.

The cyclist was replying to a tweet from political personality Katie Hopkins, who highlighted the absurdity of a man being allowed to compete in a women’s race. “Congratulations to the brave faces of silver & bronze. The world is gripped by a febrile madness,” wrote Hopkins.

The second-place winner, Carolien van Herrikhuyzen, stunningly said the biological male who bested her won an “honest race,” citing current rules.

“No one is a transgender to steal anyone’s medal. We had an honest race under UCI rules. If you compete you accept the rules, otherwise, don’t compete. I can only imagine what she had to go through in her life to be where she is now, how hard it is to fit in,” wrote van Herrikhuyzen in a tweet.

Wagner pushed back, “Just because it’s a CURRENT UCI rule doesn’t make it fair or right. And rules can be changed.”

As reported by The Daily Wire on Monday, McKinnon blasted critics of his victory as “transphobic bigots.”

The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh argued on Wednesday that McKinnon’s victory is another reminder that “transgender rights” will always trump women’s rights for those on the Left.

“It turns out that the Left does not treat all victim groups equally. Some victims are more important than others,” writes Walsh. “There is a hierarchy of victims, in fact, and LGBT folks sit at the very top of it. Their claims of victimhood trump all other claims. Their desires and demands come before everything else. A woman’s claim to privacy and agency ends where the demands of the LGBT camp begin. She is entitled to be heard and respected only up to the point that her thoughts and feelings might be inconvenient to the aims of the gay lobby. Her womanhood is treated as something unique, special, and beautiful, right until a man slaps on a wig and changes his name to Rachel. Then, suddenly, unceremoniously, womanhood is an utterly meaningless, superficial thing that any man can appropriate for himself.”

H/t Peter Hasson

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