Posts Tagged ‘ Rachel McKinnon ’

As you are

Sep 30th, 2019 7:55 am | By

A little McKinnon for refreshment after all that Trump on crack.


You: “I like dick”

Girl with dick says ‘Hey, wanna date?’
“Oh…no…I only like dick on guys”

Guy responds to date ad: ‘Sup girl’ …guy has a vagina
“Oh, sorry, I only like guys with dicks”

Both cases trans people are left in the cold. ‘Genital preferences’ are transphobic.

But not wanting to have sex with X isn’t phobia of X. We’re not obliged to want to have sex with anyone and everyone, with no preferences of any kind. McKinnon’s assertion makes nonsense of both heterosexual and homosexual – it asserts that we all have to be omnisexual. But we don’t have to. We don’t have to stop … Read the rest

McKinnon is celebrating

Sep 13th, 2019 11:59 am | By
McKinnon is celebrating


“Rachel” McKinnon a couple of hours ago:

Sorry Twitter won’t let me embed tweets any more. The skeleton is dancing and bopping joyously around.

“Jessie the Cute Tran” is amused.

Heh :D :D

You do make me laugh Rachel.

GIF of people jumping up and down.

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Indefinitely postponed

Aug 31st, 2019 9:47 am | By

Meanwhile though that talk McKinnon was scheduled to give has been cancelled (or, tactfully, “rescheduled”) because no one was interested. It has already been scrubbed from the How To Academy and Eventbrite pages.

A tweet:

P.S. I’ve seen an e-mail saying that ticket numbers for McKinnon’s talk were “embarrassingly low” and that How To: Academy has actually received more objections to McKinnon’s talk than tickets sold. On that basis, it has been CANCELLED.

Further elucidation:

To pre-empt McKinnon’s lies that TRANSPHOBES were SOLELY responsible for cancelling his talk, I attach an e-mail from.the director of How To: Academy which explains that ticket sales were so low it was EMBARRASSING TO RUN THE EVENT.

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No, as a matter of fact, it’s not

Aug 31st, 2019 9:10 am | By

McKinnon is working on motivation. Athletes need motivation.

‘Is this what a world champion would do?’ is a question I use often to get through the hardest workouts. I’m putting together a killer garage gym for my lifting needs. I’m designing up a personal motivational poster. Thoughts?

I have a thought. My thought is that R. McKinnon is not a genuine world champion, but instead is a man who stole a world championship from a woman by competing against her. My further thought is that the exhibitionistic bragging about this feat is quite astonishingly repellent. Even if you buy the fairy tale that men can “become” women by saying the magic words and doing some hormone-fiddling, it still doesn’t … Read the rest

McKinnon on the Science of Fairness

Aug 26th, 2019 1:12 pm | By

Speaking of McKinnon – there’s an event in London in October:

Fri, 11 October 2019

6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Transgender Athletes and the Science of Fairness
Dr Rachel McKinnon


The Tabernacle (Off Portobello)

34-35 Powis Square, Notting Hill, London,

W11 2AY

The science of fairness, eh? I’m not sure Rachel McKinnon is the person I would consult on the subject of fairness.

Should trans athletes participate in women’s sport? Philosophy professor, activist and world champion cyclist Rachel McKinnon sifts science and ethics from politics and prejudice.

Well now wait a second. McKinnon is a “world champion cyclist” only because he has a large muscular male body and he races against women. He does that and he boasts … Read the rest

Trans activist rejoices at woman’s impending death

Aug 26th, 2019 11:30 am | By

Less than four years ago, in October 2015, I wrote about Magdalen Berns’s candidacy for Women’s Liberation Group Convenor at Edinburgh University and the obnoxious way they labeled her “whorephobic” because she’s not pro-pimp. She wrote a guest post here in January.

She promptly went on to become a genius feminist star on YouTube – so the misogynist bit of the universe took her out with glioblastoma, pretty much the worst brain cancer there is. Last week she moved to hospice care. My opinion of these latter developments is that they suck.

“Rachel” McKinnon on the other hand is a fan.

Eh, if they’re a trash human actively trying to harm marginalized people because of who they are?

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No matter what competitors say

Aug 22nd, 2019 11:21 am | By

Bicycling Magazine tweeted a couple of days ago:

.@rachelvmckinnon is going to continue racing—doing what she loves to do, which she has a right to do—no matter what internet commenters or competitors say.

The linked article is from January.

The wording of the tweet is odd. It sounds like any male abuser or schoolyard bully…you can almost hear the word “bitch” as you read it. That “no matter what competitors say” – that’s a defiance too many, I would think. “McKinnon is going to continue cheating no matter what competitors say” – they really want to go there?

It’s also an odd picture to use. McKinnon towers over the woman, which underlines the fact that he’s cheating.

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Pretty stoked

Aug 3rd, 2019 11:58 am | By

McKinnon wins again.

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A post shared by Rachel McKinnon, PhD (@rachelvmckinnon) on Aug 2, 2019 at 1:33pm PDT… Read the rest

This is all metaphor, no really

Apr 1st, 2019 8:38 am | By

Meanwhile, ratcheting continues.

That’s the new Twitter header.

Does anyone else do that? Say something and sign it Dr. Important Person (2019)? I don’t think I’ve seen one like that before. And then using it to frame violent imagery of flames and a brick, muscled arms and threatening scowl, all of it directed at women…this ain’t social justice.

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Adjust and submit

Mar 25th, 2019 8:57 am | By

It sounds so familiar…

McKinnon blocked me on Twitter but Google finds the tweet easily.

That ONE tweet. Fancy being silly enough to focus on that! Just because McKinnon refers to lesbians as “cis” and then refers to their sexual orientation as “genital hangups” and then says they can “cope” just fine with penis. Silly … Read the rest


Mar 7th, 2019 11:26 am | By


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Thanks for flagging

Mar 7th, 2019 9:53 am | By

McKinnon’s latest triumph:

What? What has Kelly Holmes done to deserve McKinnon’s efforts to Get Her In Trubble? Besides winning gold at the Olympics?

I guess it was this.

Oh no, not agreeing … Read the rest

Oops your misogyny is showing

Mar 6th, 2019 10:05 am | By

McKinnon may have gone a step too far yesterday.

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A relatively unknown cyclist

Mar 6th, 2019 9:37 am | By

Hadley Freeman on Rachel McKinnon’s triumphant own goal:

Two weeks ago Martina Navratilova, one of the greatest athletes of all time, leaped into the notoriously feverish gender debate and wrote that self-identified trans women should not have an automatic right to compete in women’s sports because they have unfair advantages from having been born male. The media, terrified of being on the wrong side of history, responded predictably, and headlines said that Navratilova was “criticised over ‘cheating’ trans women comments”, although this criticism came largely from a relatively unknown cyclist, Rachel McKinnon, with a history of incendiary remarks (such as that lesbians such as Navratilova should “get over their genital hang-ups” when it comes to choosing

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Move over, women

Mar 5th, 2019 10:08 am | By

About as “nifty” as interviewing Rachel Dolezal for Black History Month.

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Simp simp simple

Mar 3rd, 2019 10:30 am | By

Listen up, people, words are magic, and that’s all you need to know. Simple.

Self-identification=reality. Simple. In other words, what people say about themselves is true, period, end of story. Simple.

So if someone tells you she’s a beluga whale, she is a beluga whale. Simple.

If someone tells you he’s Denali, he is Denali. Simple.

Words are magic. Simple. Anyone who says otherwise is An Enemy of the People. (What if she says she isn’t An Enemy of the People? That question is against the law.)

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Well kid, who was ya?

Dec 22nd, 2018 9:26 am | By

Rachel McKinnon may now be regretting his bullying of Martina Navratilova yesterday, since it’s getting some unfavorable attention.

Lucy Bannerman and Gabriella Swerling at the Times:

She won Wimbledon nine times and is widely regarded as one

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Standing tall above her competitors

Oct 16th, 2018 7:21 am | By

Rachel McKinnon’s world championship Saturday is raising more eyebrows.

Cycling’s first transgender world champion has fired back at heated criticism surrounding her breakthrough victory at the 2018 UCI Masters track championships.

Canadian philosophy professor at South Carolina’s College of Charleston Dr Rachel McKinnon endured a torrent of online trolling after taking to social media to celebrate her world championship win in the women’s 35-44 sprint final at the Velo Sports Center in Los Angeles earlier this week.

An image of McKinnon standing tall above her competitors during the medal presentation ceremony has spread globally in the wake of her controversial victory — just as she predicted.

So McKinnon’s good at predicting as well as cycling.

But was it predictable … Read the rest