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Caitlyn Jenner mocks trans women for saying they’re women while she backs anti-trans policy

Feb 6, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Caitlyn Jenner in attendance of the NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Feb 6, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Caitlyn Jenner in attendance of the NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Photo: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Olympic athlete and reality television star – as well as failed California gubernatorial candidate – Caitlyn Jenner is back in the spotlight for her attacks on transgender equality.

Jenner showed up at a press conference yesterday alongside Nassau County, New York Executive Bruce Blakeman (R), who earlier this month banned transgender girls and women from competing in county sports facilities. State Attorney General Letitia James (D) has already told him to rescind his order because it violates state anti-discrimination law, and he responded by suing James.

“When it comes to athletics participation with the biological sex, you have to compete in the biological sex that you were born,” Jenner said at yesterday’s press conference. “This is critical to protecting the integrity of competition in women’s sports.”

“Let’s stop it now while we can,” she added.

She explained that she does support LGBTQ+ rights but “it’s not like this is a big issue. It’s more of an issue of protecting women’s sports.”

This past weekend, Jenner appeared in a feature in The Telegraph with anti-trans advocate Sharron Davies, where she said that the Olympics should start systematically testing the chromosomes of women athletes. The tests were stopped in 1999 after eight women failed the chromosome test but were cleared to compete after a physical exam. Cis women can sometimes have XY chromosomes.

Not acknowledging the test’s lack of reliability, Jenner said that she has been “pushing” for the Olympics to return to its mandatory gender verification policy because if the games “continue down this road, it will be pretty much the end of women’s sport as we know it.”

Then she mocked trans women for saying that they’re women.

“I consider myself a trans person, I am still genetically male, I changed all of my ID right down to my birth certificate so technically yes, I am female, but on the other hand I know I’m not,” Jenner said.

Other trans women, Jenner said, “keep saying, ‘Oh, I’m a real woman, I’m a real woman,’ and I’m going, ‘No, you’re not.’ I will use your preferred pronouns, I will treat you as a female, you can run and dress and do whatever you want, I have nothing against that, it’s fine, but biologically you’re still male.”

“The [transgender people] online would probably disagree with me and all the rest would probably agree… you have the ones that want to get the clicks and they will be brutal with you. I feel sorry for those people who have that much hate inside them.”

Jenner has long opposed equal rights for transgender people. In fact, opposing trans girls’ right to an equal education when it comes to school sports was the first position that she took in her doomed campaign for California governor.

Late last year, she told British anti-trans actor John Cleese that trans women aren’t real women.

“I see these, ‘trans women are real women,’ no you’re not. OK, that’s the bottom line,” Jenner said. “I had everything changed. Birth certificate, gender marker F, OK? Everything’s changed. Driver’s license, I’m a pilot, pilot’s license, you name every piece of- everything that’s in my name is legally Caitlyn Marie Jenner, gender marker F, OK?”

“So I live my life as a woman but I’m not- I don’t consider myself this- ‘I am a woman now!’ and on and on,” she said in a mocking tone. “No, I consider myself a trans person.”

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