But not everyone thrilled, "A biological man with a clear advantage won."
A little over a week ago, surfing’s first-ever transgender competitor Sasha Jane Lowerson mowed through the women’s division of the Western Australian longboard titles, winning the open gal’s crown easily.
A West Oz title wasn’t new for Lowerson; three years earlier she’d won the men’s division as Ryan Egan.
The triumph was a sweet return for Lowerson, howevs, who said she had been real close to killing herself and had considered giving up surfing entirely.
Inspiration, terrific etc.
Now, video of a Red Bull skate event from last year has surfaced showing transgender skater Lillian Gallagher giving hell to all comers, winning the qualifiers, the women’s event as well as best trick.
At the Red Bull Cornerstone skate contest in Nebraska, Gallagher won a total of five thousand dollars, a thousand bucks for winning the qualifiers, three gees in the final and another grand for the best trick.
A triumph of the will as well as a much needed kick in the brains to the CIS normative patriarchy and so on.
Not everyone was thrilled, howevs.
Perennial second-place getter Taylor Silverman wrote to sponsor Red Bull giving hell to the notion that former men should be allowed into women’s sports.
“I am done being silent… a biological man with a clear advantage won,” Silverman wrote, later posting on IG.
The issue of biological advantage aside, a question: why do men who transition always look a million times better as gals than men?
For no better example see the switcharoo of Bruce Jenner from feeble old man to sexy in candy-striped shorts Caitlyn Jenner, able to snare even the straightest CIS man with that bony behind and melon-red tongue.
Close your eyes and see it, doggy! Oooeee, I can see it daddy!