Gaines said Rapinoe’s pro-trans comments ‘look like a classic case of virtue signaling’
Former All-American college swimmer Riley Gaines slammed outspoken left-wing United States women’s national soccer player Megan Rapinoe over her support of biological males who identify as transgender women competing in women’s sports.
Last month, Rapinoe called for her followers to reach out to politicians and ask them to allow transgender people to play women’s sports.
“Today, politicians in DC are claiming to ‘protect women’s sports’ by pushing a trans & intersex sports ban. Call your Congressional rep today to say women’s sports need protection from unequal pay, sexual abuse & lack of resources, NOT from trans kids,” she wrote.
Just over a month later, Gaines responded by telling Rapinoe the issue doesn’t even apply to her since she’s no longer playing professional soccer and she will likely never have a daughter who plays sports as she’s a lesbian.
Gaines wrote, “It’s worth noting that 1) you’re done with your athletic career and 2) because you aren’t sexually attracted to men, it’s unlikely you will ever have a daughter to defend. To me, this looks like a classic case of virtue signaling because you have nothing to personally lose.”
The top collegiate swimmer also pointed out Rapinoe would presumably be furious if a biological male posing as a woman had taken her spot on the U.S. Women’s National soccer team.
“I can respect opinions that differ from my own and everyone is entitled to think/speak independently, but I can’t help but think Megan Rapinoe would genuinely shiv any male who tried to take her spot on the US Women’s National Team,” Gaines stated.
Last week, Gaines was physically attacked by a pro-trans mob following her speech at a Turning Point USA event on the San Francisco State University campus.
“The prisoners are running the asylum at SFSU…” she wrote after the incident. “I was ambushed and physically hit twice by a man. This is proof that women need sex-protected spaces. Still only further assures me I’m doing something right. When they want you silent, speak louder.”
America needs more brave women like Gaines to stand up against the radical left transgender movement before the establishment allows female athletics to be destroyed altogether.