Martina Navratilova is talking about many social issues in recent weeks, publishing her thoughts through posts on X. The former women's tennis legend spoke out against the installation of shared toilets for boys and girls in schools, which would put young teenage girls in vulnerable situations.
Bromley Hill Primary School in Dudley, to be precise, has adopted this system, installing shared bathrooms for boys and girls. Navratilova wrote on X: "Oh sure. Because teenage girls are not vulnerable at all… WTF?"
The former tennis icon then responded to a X post from @CurmudgeonCD21, who wrote: "No I'm a survivor.
I trust the school to be quite on top of taking care with the kids. The letter does show that. I trust them, and I am pretty far away to help, and social media isn't gonna solve it."Martina answered: "I can't believe then that you don't see this from the POV of the girls and have no concern for them at for their safety and privacy.
And no- I absolutely don't trust the schools. Why change that much rather than adapt and create extra bathrooms that are for girls and boys #creatingproblems."
No I’m a survivor.
I trust the school to be quite on top of taking care with the kids.
The letter does show that. I trust them, and I am pretty far away to help, and social media isn’t gonna solve it. — 6’3” 215 lb. (@CurmudgeonCD21) September 11, 2023
Navratilova attacks trans athletes
The victory of Alicia Rowley, a born male tennis player, in one of the tournaments for women over 55 organized by the United States Tennis Association, sparked a harsh reaction from Martina Navratilova.
The former champion lashed out against the presence of trans athletes in certain events. Navratilova wrote: "Hey, Usta: women's tennis is not for failed male athletes, whatever their age. Would this be allowed at this month's US Open? Only with an ID? I don't think so...
It's patriarchy for biological men to insist on the right to enter spaces created for women. How difficult is it to understand? It is patriarchy for biological men to insist on the right to compete in the female category in sports." It is not the first time that Navratilova expresses a harsh opinion on a very delicate issue in the world of sport.
She told the Sunday Times: "It's definitely unfair to women who have to compete against people who, biologically, are still men. I'm happy to address a transgender woman in whatever form she prefers, but I wouldn't be happy competing against her.
" A strong position that cost her the role of ambassador and advisor to the American organization that fights for LGBT athletes Athlete Ally. The organization believes that Navratilova's position is clearly homophobic.
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