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The newest member of the OutKick team, Riley Gaines, is already making plans for great content. She appeared on The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show and challenged US Women’s soccer player Megan Rapinoe to a debate over biological men competing in women’s sports.
Gaines competed against biological male Lia Thomas when the two were swimming in the NCAA. She knows firsthand the dangers of allowing men to invade women’s sports.
Gaines doesn’t think biological men belong in women’s sports. Radical position, huh? And because she has facts and science on her side, she’s not afraid of an open debate against Rapinoe.
“Had Megan Rapinoe been asked [about biological men playing on the USWNT] … while trying to advance to the height of her career, she would not have the same opinions,” Gaines said.
“Because a man could easily take her place. Easily.”
Riley Gaines challenges Megan Rapinoe to a debate on her new OutKick podcast
Gaines went on to invite Rapinoe on her new OutKick podcast, “Gaines for Girls.”
“Consider this an official invite,” Gaines challenged. “Megan Rapinoe, I would love it if you joined the new ‘Gaines for Girls’ podcast where we could have an open dialogue about the issue of men competing in women’s sports.”
She issued the same invitation to USA Today columnist Nancy Armour, who called ESPN’s Sam Ponder a “bigot” for Ponder’s audacious opinion that men competing in women’s sports is unfair.
It would be shocking if either Rapinoe or Armour accepted that invitation. They’ll give the same bogus reason that WNBA player Natasha Cloud gave for not wanting to debate: “We don’t want to give Gaines a platform.'”
That’s a lie, of course.
The real reason is simple: they have no real argument or facts. They hide behind accusation of “transphobia” or “racism” because there is no fact-based argument to make. At least not one that supports their side.
Riley Gaines, on the other hand, is more than happy to have a debate. She believes in free speech and allowing people to express their opinions.
That’s a perfect addition to OutKick.
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