Martina Navratilova rips those who accused her of transphobia

The American legend returned to talk about when she was accused of transphobia because of her statements about transgender athletes in sports

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Martina Navratilova rips those who accused her of transphobia
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Martina Navratilova returned to talk about when she was accused of transphobia because of her statements about transgender athletes in sports. Navratilova recently spoke out very harshly against athletes born male who compete in women's sport, criticizing them sharply.

Conversely, especially on social media, many users attacked the US tennis legend for the words she uttered. Especially the recent ones about transgender swimmer Lia Thomas. Nvratilova also criticized USTA for her stance on transgender athletes competing in women's tennis tournaments after Alicia Rowley's issue.

The former 9 times Wimbledon winner recently voiced her opinion about an American mother who lost custody of her daughter due to differing views on her daughter's gender identity.Mrs.Jeanette Cooper lost custody of her teenage daughter due to her inability to accept that her daughter was transgender.

On the issue, Navratilova explained on X: "This is just so wrong… trans went from 0.02% of the population to going through the roof, statistically speaking.We are literally talking thousands of children into thinking they are trans… and taking them away from supportive parents- insane."

Martina Navratilova riecall those who accuse her of transphobia

Martina recalled: "Fairness has always been important to me.

In fact, the reason I chose tennis, besides the fact that my family played it, is that it's a fair sport. The ball is either in or it's out. Fairness was on my mind in 2018 when I inadvertently got swept up in the trans-athletes-in-women's-sports maelstrom with this tweet: Clearly that can't be right.You can't just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women.


I got attacked like crazy on X/Twitter. Wanting to be open-minded and respectful, I took the tweet down and promised to educate myself, and for the past five years, I've been doing that. I've been reading about testosterone.

I've been talking with scientists. I've been listening to female athletes and trans athletes, young and old. And I've learned a lot."

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