Megan Rapinoe Says Parents Need to Get Over Themselves On Trans Athletes, Because ‘Your Kid’s Volleyball Team Just Isn’t That Important’ – Opinion

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe says parents need to realize their children’s sports just aren’t “that important.”

The former Subway spokeswoman gave a recent interview in which she chastised parents for making a big deal out of trans athletes in girls’ sports.

“I would also encourage everyone out there who is afraid someone’s going to have an unfair advantage over their kid to really take a step back and think what are we actually talking about here,” the 36-year-old said. “We’re talking about people’s lives. I’m sorry, your kid’s high school volleyball team just isn’t that important.”

“And I think people also need to understand that sports is not the most important thing in life, right?” she continued. “Life is the most important thing in life.”

This is the same woman who continues her ranting about the inequalities in the pay of male and female professional athletes, especially when it involves soccer.

Imagine you are a young minority girl from poverty or a poor background, playing volleyball every week at high school, with the knowledge that this is your best and only shot at getting an education. Athletics have been a way out of undesirable life circumstances and poverty for minority children for as long as we’ve had collegiate and professional sports. It takes quite a lot of self-absorbed gall to suggest athletics just aren’t that important to someone like that.

Megan is privileged well.

Do you think she felt the same way about her high school soccer team as I do?

“Show me the evidence that trans women are taking everyone’s scholarships, are dominating in every sport, are winning every title. I’m sorry, it’s just not happening,” she said. “So we need to start from inclusion, period. As things happen, I believe we will find the solution. But we can’t start at the opposite. This is cruel. And frankly, it’s just disgusting.”

It only takes one bad apple to set the cart on a trajectory to totally tip over, Megan…and we have it. He is Lia Thomas. One day, our grandchildren will be ashamed and mocked for pretending that he was a woman and giving him awards.

Rapinoe isn’t known for her intellectual prowess, so it’s hard to find too much offense here. What is most disappointing about her comments are her lack of self-awareness. She also shows a disdain for sports as a whole, a woman who made her entire life on the backs of sports entertainment.

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