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Riley Gaines urges women to boycott competitions that allow trans women to participate

Former swimmer Riley Gaines said on Monday that women should refuse to compete in sports with transgender girls. This week, Gaines will be calling on famous athletes to stand with her.


“Each day for the next week I'm going to call on well-known female athletes to take a stance on this issue because silence is complicity...we need their voices,” Gaines said on Twitter.

On Tuesday, she tagged American professional wrestler Ronda Rousey.


The day before, Gaines asked pro tennis sisters Serena and Venus Williams.


"We have to have girls who, when the whistle blows, they don't run, they don't swim. They stand up on the block and they don't go,” Gaines told Fox News.


Gaines became a voice against transgender women's participation in female sports after tying for fifth in the 200-meter race with transgender swimmer Lia Thomas. Though tied to the hundredth of a second, Thomas walked away with the trophy in hand.


Gaines said that more women will be robbed of their earned titles if they do not stand up for change.


"It's unfortunate, of course, to ask women to make that sacrifice because these are their sports, they should be entitled to playing," Gaines said. "They shouldn't have to give up anything to get changes."


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