The world has certainly been divided after the transgender cyclist, Rachel McKinnon won her second world title in the sport on Saturday. Many argued that, because McKinnon is biologically born as a male, she has an unfair advantage over the other female contestants.
McKinnon, who began her transition to female back in 2012, has received a barrage of hateful messages and abuse following her win, with many arguing that, due to her being born biologically male, she has an unfair advantage in the sport.
And now, she has been forced to defend her world title win at the Masters Track World Championships after the president's son, Donald Trump Jr. called her win "bulls***", and said that it "will destroy women's sports."
Keep scrolling to read about the issue, and to see Rachel's scathing response...
Dr. Rachel McKinnon is a transgender rights activist.
She officially transitioned to female in 2012.explained, "I started my transition right before I finished my Ph.D. and came out to the world two days after I defended my dissertation."
Rachel teaches philosophy and ethics at the College of Charleston...
Because her other passion in life is competitive cycling.
And on Saturday, Rachel bagged her second world title.
Her achievements have been monumental for Rachel and other trans activists all over the world.
However, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding Rachel's accomplishments.
If you aren’t furious about this, you should be. This person, born a male, plainly had an unfair advantage. It is a… https://t.co/Lp6lmHro1o— Paul Embery (@Paul Embery)1571573617.0
Rachel has even admitted that she has an "unfair advantage" in the past.replied, "Is it possible? Yes, it is possible. But there are elite track cyclists who are bigger than me."
But she states that she still believes that, by stopping trans people from competing in sports, they are having their human rights denied.
And Rachel's admittance to her unfair advantage sparked even more fury over the situation...
McKinnon has a male body and admits transwomen have an advantage against women in sport but still chooses to race i… https://t.co/TD1Hetf1vu— FairPlayForWomen (@FairPlayForWomen)1571387903.0
And someone else who wasn't best pleased?
Anyone want to guess why??? This BS will destroy women’s sports and everything so many amazing female athletes hav… https://t.co/o2BVk1RJCn— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1571665006.0
And he didn't stop there...
It’s funny because it’s true. Sad. https://t.co/rS9y8exKjo— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1571676808.0
Obviously, many people agreed with the businessman.
@DonaldJTrumpJr It’s going to ruin women’s sports. Sad. Maybe they need a transgender only competition. It’s not… https://t.co/qELyeZjGtO— lisa smith (@lisa smith)1571689188.0
But some simply told him to "grow up"...
@DonaldJTrumpJr Grow up. Decency matters. Accept someone for who they are.— Ben Fletcher (@Ben Fletcher)1571676847.0
The internet is visibly split down the middle when it comes to McKinnon's credibility...
And now, McKinnon has responded to Trump's jibe.
Pssst. I was competing prior to the IOC's 2015 update to their trans policy. I met the older, more restrictive 200… https://t.co/sXnnRysgkL— Her Thighness (@Her Thighness)1571725933.0
And she insisted that she has no testosterone left in her body.
I'm just going to come out and say it: My body doesn't produce testosterone anymore. And it hasn't for nearly a de… https://t.co/Gu8WLu4Kg8— Her Thighness (@Her Thighness)1571655975.0