DEERFIELD, Massachusetts (LifeSiteNews) — A gender-confused male cyclist dominated a race this weekend against female competitors, the latest example of sportswomen losing to men who claim to be women.
“Catherine” Barnwell took first place in a race at the Tree House CX event in Massachusetts. He beat eight female cyclists although in a separate race he came in 18th out of 22.
In prior competitions Barnwell had competed against men (earning a “Did Not Finish”) while coming in third in a race against women.
The news drew widespread criticism after an X account that tracks males competing against women in cycling shared the news.
“Knowing a male was involved, the women should have refused to race. When will women learn they have the power to end this . . . all they need is the will,” wrote Seth Dillon of the Babylon Bee.
Women’s sports activist Riley Gaines called Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey a “spineless coward” for not speaking out about men beating females at their contests.
“Loser men stand astride [women] to feel like champions,” The Daily Wire‘s Jeremy Boreing wrote. “Sorry, girls. Your hard work and training aren’t more important than our feeling of unearned virtue.”
Female athletes used to dream of standing on the winner’s podium.
Now, they are the winner’s podium.
Loser men stand astride them to feel like champions.
Sorry, girls. Your hard work and training aren’t more important than our feeling of unearned virtue. https://t.co/Lntp9e2mEc
— Jeremy Boreing (@JeremyDBoreing) November 6, 2023
As LifeSiteNews previously reported, the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), led by former liberal Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, recently took criticism during a Senate hearing over the issue of allowing male athletes to compete in women’s athletic programs and to use changing and shower areas designed specifically for women and girls.