Caitlyn Jenner argues that transgender girls participating in all-female sports teams is “just not fair.”
When asked about her thoughts on laws in the various US states that “bar biological boys who are trans from playing girls’ sports in school,” the reality TV star told TMZ that it was a “question of fairness.” She was quoted as saying, “It’s just not fair, and we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”
When asked whether such a ban was “de-legitimizing” to trans people, the 71-year-old simply replied, “have a nice day,” before getting into her car.
Caitlyn Jenner recently declared her candidacy for governor of California. She clarified her position on Twitter. “I wasn’t expecting to be asked this on my Saturday morning coffee sprint, but I’m confident in my place. It’s a matter of justice, and we must safeguard girls’ sports in our schools.”
I didn’t expect to get asked this on my Saturday morning coffee run, but I’m clear about where I stand. It’s an issue of fairness and we need to protect girls’ sports in our schools.https://t.co/YODLDQ3csP
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) May 1, 2021
Cait… this ain’t it. When you’re on hormones and or blockers there is not an advantage. I ran track at the club level with college girls and trust me there is no advantage. I would have went pro if I was able to run the times I ran before hormones etc.
— Trace Lysette (@tracelysette) May 2, 2021
I’m a cis woman who used to play sports in junior high and high school–I did not need or want your (or anyone’s) protection against trans girls then, and as an adult I still find the idea ludicrous. Let the girls play. All the girls. Find an issue that’s actually a problem.
— Nicole M. Wolverton (@nicolewolverton) May 2, 2021
Take a look at some of the other reactions:
Is there actual any evidence at all that says Trans girls perform better than their peers??? I’ve found nothing because it doesn’t exist.
— Yolanda Isaacs (@yday1wny) May 2, 2021
You just lost your trans card
— Logan the geek 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️♿️🚀🤓🧝🏼♂️He/HIM (@Siroliverthe2nd) May 2, 2021
Caitlyn under this law you never would have made it to or competed in the Olympics.
Since all you’re concerned with is yourself, think about how you yourself would have never been able to play or compete in sports as a trans kid.
It’s that simple.
— tamTamTAM (@spicytamazon) May 2, 2021
Girls belong in girls sports. Trans girls are girls. There is NO evidence of trans girls outperforming their cis peers. There is only evidence of them being harassed and harmed by their peers. Drop this, develop your hobbies and spend your time NOT doing harm to trans people.
— Sanjati 🔮🎮 streaming OUTRIDERS (@stefsanjati) May 1, 2021