“Woke” leftists are planting their flag in the world of sports.
And many high-profile athletes are going along with it.
But Megyn Kelly torched two ESPN media darlings for this attack on the Republicans.
U.S. Women’s National Soccer team star Megan Rapinoe has become the poster child of far-left activism in the world of sports ever since she kneeled in solidarity with anti-American anthem protester Colin Kaepernick.
Rapinoe and her wife, the recently retired WNBA star Sue Bird, are wild leftists who have jumped on every radical and progressive cause with both feet.
Rapinoe and Bird recently signed onto a petition with 38 other athletes to stop HR 734, the Republican-led Protection of Girls and Women in Sports Act, which would stop biological males from competing against women.
The petition read, “We believe that gender equity in sport is critical, which is why we urge policymakers to turn their attention and effort to the causes women athletes have been fighting for decades, including equal pay, an end to abuse and mistreatment, uneven implementation of Title IX, and a lack of access and equity for girls of color and girls with disabilities, to name only a few…Our deepest hope is that transgender and intersex kids will never have to feel the isolation, exclusion and othering that H.R. 734 is seeking to enshrine into law.”
The “woke” left is obsessed with obliterating all distinctions between men and women, which is why they’re pushing radical transgenderism so hard.
But Megyn Kelly was not having any of it.
The former Fox News host responded to Rapinoe and Bird, “Their opinions don’t mean more [because] they are/were pro athletes. Anyone who has a daughter has a greater right to be heard than these selfish activists who know this change won’t affect them. They can TAKE A SEAT.”
The battle over biological males in women’s sports has created a fissure among feminists.
Second-wave feminists, who have been smeared with the label TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist), are at war with the more radical third and fourth-wave feminists who believe people can change their entire biological makeup with a simple declaration.
The radical transgender push has taken over the Democrat Party’s platform, which has left many “TERFs” politically homeless.
Some have even taken common cause with the right.
The left finally pushed too far in one of their culture war issues.
Ironically, Rapinoe’s own parents are Republicans.
In 2019, she told reporters, “Both of my parents should be really progressive – especially my mom – and I don’t get that they’re not. I’m always saying: ‘You guys should really be Democrats!’ But they’re not, so what’s happening? … I’m very similar to how they are, even though I think my dad voted for Trump.”
It’s impossible for Rapinoe and other leftists to understand that not everyone votes along the lines of identity politics like they do.