Competitive skateboarder Taylor Silverman spoke out Friday on Fox News after a transgender female skateboarder made headlines winning a female event and beating girls in the process.
Ricci Tres — a 29-year-old biologically male skateboarder who identifies as female — took first place at the Boardr Open women’s finals in New York City late last month, besting 13-year-old Shiloh Catori, who came in second place. At least three other girls finished in the top five but weren’t able to defeat Tres.
In regard to the apparent incongruence of the competition, Tres added to the Daily Mail, “I’m not going to go and be easy on them because they’re kids,” according to Fox News.
Silverman told the cable network it’s unfair, and everybody should speak out against transgender females competing against biological females — especially girls.
“We shouldn’t allow this type of abuse,” she added to Fox News. “This should be … normal to stand up for your kids when they’re being abused in situations like this. And we shouldn’t be sitting in silence and fear.”
Silverman also told host Dana Perino that she’s been forced to compete against three different transgender females on three separate occasions and placed second in two of them.
“I lost out on some money because of it, and so did everybody else,” she told Fox News. “We all got pushed back in our podium spots.”
Silverman added to Fox News that after one of the events in which she lost to a trans skateboarder, she emailed sponsor Red Bull in the hopes of figuring out an “appropriate” solution.
“My email was completely ignored,” she told the cable network.
This is an excerpt from TheBlaze.
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