Rachel McKinnon should not be competing against women

The trans cyclist is a biological male and should compete against men.



Rachel McKinnon won gold in the women’s UCI Track Cycling World Masters Championship in the 35-39 age category in Manchester at the weekend. It sounds like a great achievement until you realise that Rachel is a six-foot-tall, 14-stone bloke.

McKinnon has long been at the centre of one of the most bizarre battles of our age: the debate as to whether biological men can become women and whether they should be allowed to compete against women in women’s sports.

Silver medallist Dawn Orwick understandably felt hard done by and refused to link arms with McKinnon on the winners’ podium. Meanwhile, bronze medallist Kirsten Herup Sovang took McKinnon’s side. Clearly, the issue has divided the world of sport down the middle.

Perhaps the most sensible statement on the issue came from – surprisingly – Donald Trump Jr, who tweeted the following:

In many sports, there is no rule to prevent an athlete with a penis – for most people a pretty reliable indicator as to whether you are a man or not – from competing against women.

In Olympic sports, biologically male athletes’ testosterone must not exceed a certain level to be able to compete as women. But testosterone is just one of many factors that give male athletes an advantage over women.

Sadly, athletes who speak out against this unfairness, such as former tennis champion Martina Navratilova, are branded ‘transphobic’.

Since McKinnon’s win, her second in a row, she has pompously tweeted (apparently quoting herself) that ‘Participation in sport is a human right, even for trans women’.

Seems fair enough. Nobody should stop Rachel or any trans athlete from competing in sports. But next time, be fair and compete with the blokes.

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antoni orgill

5th November 2019 at 1:15 pm

That’s not a bloke. Fact. She has a female face. If you want to evidentiate your counter-claim that Rachel’s a bit of a cheat then please file your claim elsewhere. She’s got a woman’s face and that’s good enough … fuck …


26th October 2019 at 4:29 pm

McKinnon is a little more athletic than Johnson, but not nearly as hypocritical as Johnson, whose arrogance, sense of entitlement and political mendacity know no bounds!

Jim Lawrie

24th October 2019 at 8:49 am

The simple fact is that McKinnon takes drugs to suppress her masculinity to the accepted level for competition. Outside of that, as a man, her whole physiology responds according to her sex.

The logic deployed re lowered testosterone levels to justify her participation in fact acknowledge that she is a man, who has for the purposes of a couple of tests managed to fake one single female at those particular points in time.

How else could a man take up a sport in his thirties and be world class in a few years? Has any woman ever done that in this particular sport?

He is an absolute prick.

Jane 70

24th October 2019 at 3:07 pm

How about undergoing a chromosome- karyotype test as well as measuring testosterone levels?

Marvin Jones

26th October 2019 at 3:03 pm

This thing must not be allowed to destroy the careers of normal fully fledged females. One persons phoney rights must not outweigh all the others rights. UNTIL! it can give birth.


26th October 2019 at 4:27 pm

Well Jim, I agree that McKinnon should probably not be permitted to compete in women’s competitions like this. However, your hatred of so-called ‘transsexuals’ exceeds rational bounds. Do you perhaps see something of yourself in McKinnon?

Jane 70

24th October 2019 at 6:21 am

Just found this thread and isn’t there a simple solution?
Biological males in possession of penises but claiming against all evidence to the contrary, to be female should henceforth compete in a trans category.
This would be fairer, as large blokes in drag like McKinnon would be more fairly matched.

Andrew Leonard

24th October 2019 at 7:56 am

There is not enough scope for politics in that solution, Jane

Jane 70

24th October 2019 at 3:00 pm

Common sense a plenty though: drag races take on a new meaning.


26th October 2019 at 4:23 pm

‘large blokes in drag’. Is that the best you can do?

Jim Lawrie

23rd October 2019 at 11:18 pm

The women’s movement has to go back and figure out where they went wrong such that they could be so easily hijacked and defeated by men whose only response to any rational criticism is to scream “Transphobic!”
The women’s movement have themselves relied heavily on barracking, screaming, hostility and exclusion rather than civilised debate. They are disused to having to fight their case in forum, and their arguments have been tested for years.
They could start by dropping gener, gender studies and identity
They will also have to face up to the fact that women in power are their enemies, and be prepared to expose many of these as being there on other than merit.

They can expect no help from men as a result of the numbers of men, allied with them or not, whom they totally alienated.

Andrew Leonard

24th October 2019 at 1:11 am

Feminist’s must get serious about tackling Phobiaphobia.
I suggest a phobic pride march.


26th October 2019 at 4:22 pm

Jim is right. The so-called ‘women’s movement’ has also alienated many men and women who would otherwise have been sympathetic to its cause.

Brad McPower

23rd October 2019 at 8:44 pm

It sort of reminds me of this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DCvcx5Z2sU

Brad McPower

23rd October 2019 at 8:45 pm

Ven Oods

23rd October 2019 at 8:03 pm

Perhaps Rachel would like to insist on being allowed to compete against disabled athletes, then she could really overload her trophy shelf.
Go Rachel! (You’re worth it.)

PP Garb

23rd October 2019 at 7:20 pm

Are we going to wonder why in future? Will we see only confirmation that women don’t have the competitive urge when young women (born that way) don’t bother to become atheletes?

And what will the mediocre sportsman do then, when his only competitors are of his ilk… move on to the next arena he can ‘succeed’ in by pleading special rights?

Perverted Lesbian

24th October 2019 at 1:15 pm

Perhaps something like this?

James Knight

23rd October 2019 at 5:28 pm

The problem is the way the debate is being framed. It is claimed that competing as a choosen sex category is a “human right” and any ban is a threat to the “existence” of trans people. It isn’t.

Reminds me of that clip where Boris Johnson is playing rugby with kids and appears to be taking the competition too seriously almost knocking a child to the floor. I won, I am the greatest!


26th October 2019 at 4:29 pm

McKinnon is a little more athletic than Johnson, but not nearly as hypocritical as Johnson, whose arrogance, sense of entitlement and political mendacity know no bounds!

Danny Rees

23rd October 2019 at 5:12 pm

Would you be ok with women competing in men’s sports?

Weyland Smith

23rd October 2019 at 7:09 pm

No problem – I look forward to watching the female->male trans lift the male heavyweight boxing title.

Perverted Lesbian

23rd October 2019 at 5:01 pm

McKinnon bragged about getting Dr Louise Moody fired (natch, it’s par for the course these days for TransWomen to hate Women with descending opinions and hassle employers) anyway apparently it wasn’t true and Moody left for health reasons, she’s dying, and yes, naturally McKinnon took to Twitter to write about this being a good thing, as anyone would right?
McKinnon obviously isn’t worried about her own job security, I wonder why that is?
An open letter has been sent to McKinnon’s employers if anyone is interested here is the link


Perverted Lesbian

23rd October 2019 at 4:24 pm

Re TransWomen, I’ve heard it be said many times that there is a whiff of misogyny about the trans community and transactivists and I couldn’t agree more.
For me this is a question not about rules or human rights, but morals, I think fair-minded *TransWoman wouldn’t want to compete against women, they *know* the advantages and on that basis, a person with a decent moral compass would say ‘No’ this isn’t right. When you read Doctor Rachel McKinnon ( Doctor of what btw?) her words about other women are mean, there is a tone of resentment and disdain in them, I believe she doesn’t actually like women at all, and in fact this situation where she can trample all over women and beat ‘world records’ despite being mediocre when she competed against males, will be quite enjoyable to them, like the Trans activists that shut a rape crisis centre in Canada, they don’t exactly stand in solidarity with other women, in fact they seem to get a kick out of taking things away from women. It stinks.
Good Morning Britain had a guest Professor (Male) on to talk about the TransWomen in sport, he stated that “Things were changing and we just need to adapt”, what he meant was ‘Women need to adapt’ because we are not going to see this phenomenon in male sport as everyone knows. So yeah, a very strong stink of misogyny.
What a load of B0ll0x

PP Garb

23rd October 2019 at 7:14 pm

Yeah, you wonder what kind of woman they want to be… why would they want to be that which they disdain. I suppose they’re a superior kind of woman… how very male. It’s so very male.


26th October 2019 at 4:21 pm

I don’t think all ‘transsexuals’ are like McKinnon. Most of them are just getting quietly on with their lives. In any case, many lesbians are highly bigoted against men and ‘transsexuals’. They give as good as they get.

Andrew Leonard

23rd October 2019 at 3:30 pm

This is an example of the absurdities that can occur when a society attempts to adopt a generalised care first orientation.
Care is for the self, life partners, families, friends, and strangers in distress.
Care does not scale to the social level.

Opposing the forced implementation of care at the social level is not driven by an assortment of phobias – it is driven by both an understanding of the appropriate extent of moral principals, and the need to maintain a societies values and institutions, with appropriate rules and standards.

This inappropriate extension of care based thinking, results from an inability to differentiate modern societies from the societies of our tribal ancestors. That is why care-fanatical societies are failing to improve general welfare, but are succeeding in reviving tribalism and distrust.

Willie Penwright

23rd October 2019 at 2:55 pm

Maybe your granny was transitioning. But, on a more serious note, I agree with you.

Jerry Owen

23rd October 2019 at 2:51 pm

McKinnon has won two races in a row … who would ever have predicted that, good Lord above !
It won’t be long before women’s sport is populated by women with penises only.
I find the end result of leftist ideology such as this on trans issues absolutely hilarious. And as for Dawn Orwick not linking arms with the ‘female’ ( titter titter ) winner she should be reported for transphobia !
I do love the odd comedic article from Spiked we can only laugh, well done !

christopher barnard

23rd October 2019 at 2:48 pm

Meanwhile the sports authorities have new rules which ban some people from women’s events when they are women beyond any scientific doubt whatsoever.

All a bit of a shambles.

Geoff Cox

23rd October 2019 at 2:39 pm

I’m totally against all this trans bs, but it strikes me as a bit odd that Martina Navratilova is the one to speak out. She was, after all, the most manly of athletes at the time she was winning. Martina v Chris Evert – compare and contrast. My Grandma couldn’t stand watching Martina and the telly had to be turned off!

Jerry Owen

23rd October 2019 at 2:53 pm

Martina is very feminine in contrast with McKinnon it has to be noted !

Perverted Lesbian

23rd October 2019 at 4:11 pm

I think you’ve missed the point quite spectacularly there. Nevermind

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