Martina Navratilova returned to the participation of male-born transgender athletes in women’s sporting events. The American tennis icon reposted a video from the International Consortium on Women’s Sport (ICFS), writing, “This is happening literally everywhere”.
The original retweeted post mentioned a transgender athlete competing in weightlifting, and said: “This is not a valid national record. This is a mediocre lift by a mediocre man who is allowed to lift against women because…
hair color? Shame on the Canadian Weightlifting Union (CU). This is discrimination against competitors. ,
It’s happening literally everywhere… https://t.co/Hj2dl2XOBu — Martina Navratilova (@Martina) 14 August 2023
Martina on transgender athletes in sports
Martina Navratilova reacted strongly to Alicia Rowley’s win at one of the tournaments for women over the age of 55 organized by the American Tennis Association The former nine-time Wimbledon champion has spoken out against the attendance of some of transgender athletes in women’s competitions.
A champion of LGBTQ+ struggles, Navratilova was one of the first female athletes to send an important message. The 18-time Grand Slam singles champion jumped into a discussion that started on Twitter and expressed her views without digressing. Navratilova explained: “Hey, USTA: Women’s tennis isn’t just for failed male athletes, regardless of age.
Will this practice be allowed at the US Open this month? On presentation of identity document? I don’t think… it is patriarchy to insist on the right of biological men to enter spaces created for women.
Is it hard to understand? Insisting on the right to compete in the female category in sports is patriarchy for biological males.” Sal Grover, founder and CEO of Giggle, shared a post on X in which she explains her perspective on this controversial topic: “I don’t understand why some people find it controversial to say that women are physically weaker than men.
Are these the same people who think that women are content to let rape happen? Does she think the women’s game is segregated just to make it boring?” A fan added to the post words Serena Williams said during an old interview.
In that interview, Serena said that she did not want to play against men because they were bigger, stronger and faster than her. He then said: “The men are much faster than me and they serve better.
They play differently and I like playing with women. Navratilova replied to the fan’s comment and wrote,It’s a fact, it’s a reality, it’s called biology,