Megan Rapinoe’s reality-defying trans athlete take ruthlessly mocked by fmr. gymnast

A gold medal gymnast couldn’t contain her laughter when confronted with Megan Rapinoe’s reality-denying take on women competing alongside men.

They “lost to 15-year-old high school boys…How did that happen?”

(Video: Fox News Digital)

Before getting ousted for taking a stance against school closures during the COVID pandemic, Jennifer Sey was a brand president for Levi’s. Recently, the 1986 U.S. National Gymnastics gold medalist turned advocate was asked to opine about “trans-identifying” athletes competing in women’s sports and after the humor subsided, she broke down some of the facts.

Fox News Digital spoke with Sey while she was attending FreedomFest 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee, and asked her about U.S. Women’s National Team soccer player Rapinoe’s take on seeing “trans women as real women.”

“I’m sorry, I have to collect myself,” the mother of four said, laughing at the suggestion that there were no differences.

“I guess I would ask her why in [2017] when the best women’s soccer team in the world lost to 15-year-old high school boys, how — why was that? How did that happen?” Sey asked, describing the friendly match played between the women’s team and FC Dallas’ under-15 boys academy team where the Olympic athletes had fallen 5-2.

“An average high school boys’ team. They lost — the best women’s soccer team in the world…There is advantage. This is not trans bigotry,” the former gymnast asserted. “This is about girls and women.”

As previously reported, Rapinoe had taken umbrage with any negative takes on men claiming to be women with strong remarks directed towards the comedy of Dave Chappelle. She went on to decry any outrage from women or girls upset about losing opportunities to men and boys.

“‘You’re taking a ‘real woman’s place,’ that’s the part of the argument that’s still extremely transphobic. I see trans women as real women,” Rapinoe said. “What you’re saying automatically in the argument–you’re sort of telling on yourself already–is you don’t believe these people are women. Therefore, they’re taking the other spot. I don’t feel that way.”

“We have to acknowledge that biology, testosterone in and of itself, but also having going through male puberty confers advantages,” Sey countered. “That’s why we have separate categories of men’s and women’s sports. Denying that is denying reality.”

“So, I am very much in favor of protecting women’s sports and giving women a fair and even playing field to compete against each other, access the educational opportunities that come from that,” she went on.

“And I think if we don’t stand up now and defend women’s spaces,” the former Levi’s exec argued, “essentially what we’re agreeing to is there is no difference. Men do not have physical advantages and there will be no gender categories in sports if we don’t say no to it now. There will be no categories.”

Sey went on to tackle the business side of the argument and weighed in on the Bud Light boycott after the beverage company partnered with social media influencer Dylan Mulvaney.

“…what people are rejecting is not the idea of inclusion,” she said in opposition to the stance corporations have taken, “they’re rejecting an underlying ideology which states that men can be women and that there is no such thing as biology.”

“These companies have taken these stances to curry favor with consumers. And what they’ve learned very quickly is there’s a large portion of consumer that are saying, ‘Yeah, no. I don’t believe in that. I’m gonna take my business elsewhere,'” she noted before stating Bud Light “could have apologized in the beginning to their loyal fans,” but because they didn’t do that, “There’s no way out but through.”

“I think a lot of companies are probably retrenching and going, ‘Okay, how do we just shoot straight up the middle, focus on product, unifying marketing and just basics, business basics,” the former executive theorized. “That’s my assumption is what they’re doing because they’ve seen what happens to those who do not.”

Of course, the perceived power of conservative boycotting has since stretched beyond the issue of transgenderism as recent outrage over Jason Aldean’s song “Try That in a Small Town” caused CMT to pull the accompanying music video from the airwaves. Now, one financial expert warned what happened to Bud Light could happen to the country music channel.

“What we’re seeing as a trend in America is that people are exercising their free speech on businesses one way or the other,” Ted Jenkin told Fox News Digital.

“If I was an executive at a company, and I was watching the beating that Bud Light’s revenues, share and stock price have taken, I would want to avoid that for the brand and business that I worked on. And you can do it by just staying focused on product. The brands Modelo, Miller, Coors that have taken up the share that Bud lost — they haven’t messaged in the opposite way. They’ve just messaged straight up the middle on product,” Sey concluded.

Kevin Haggerty

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