‘I’m Done Being Silent’ Female Athlete Speaks Out After Divisive Competition
Taylor Silverman is one of the best female skateboarders in the nation and she is speaking out after she placed 2nd in a competition to a male competitor that identified as a female.
Silverman was invited to take part in a large Redbull competition losing to a trans competitor. In a statement, Silverman said, “The trans competitor who won took $1000 in qualifiers, $3000 in finals, and $1000 in bet trick. This totaled to $5000. of prize money meant for the female athletes.”
She added, “I took $1000 in qualifiers and $1750 for second place.”
Silverman noted that the girl who deserved the $1000 for best trick took home nothing.
The star skater is speaking out after she sent a polite email to Redbull but was completely ignored.
“A biological man with a clear advantage won the women’s division, best trick, and also won multiple qualifiers,” She wrote to Redbull. “This took away the opportunity that was meant for women to place and earn money. I understand that in today’s society even some women think this is acceptable, but I believe in doing the right thing even if it’s not the popular thing.”
Female skateboarded Taylor Silverman is speaking out after placing 2nd to a male competitor who identifies as a woman at the @Redbull Cornerstone contest.
Silverman and other female skateboarders were robbed of their achievements and prize money “that was meant for women.” pic.twitter.com/jVA48itMRa
— Colin Wright (@SwipeWright) May 18, 2022
It is not known who the biological male athlete Silverman is referring to is but a popular skateboard blog wrote that professional skater Leo Baker came out as trans changed his name and Marby Miller started getting sponsored by big skate companies.
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A recent Gallup poll found that 62% of Americans believe that athletes should compete in sports based on their biological sex.