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Caitlyn Jenner blasts radical left for 'hijacking trans issue'

‘They are driving this country apart’: Caitlyn Jenner blasts the radical left for ‘hijacking and politicizing the trans issue’ after Vermont high school banned female athletes from their locker room when they objected to a transgender student using it

  • Caitlyn Jenner blasted a Vermont high school over its decision on a trans issue 
  • She accused the radical left of ‘hijacking and politicizing the trans issue’
  • Members of Randolph High School volleyball team have to change in bathroom stall after complaining about transgender student using their locker room
  • The female players claim the transgender student made a comment to them while they were changing that they found to be ‘inappropriate’
  • Under Vermont state law, students can play sports and use the locker rooms of whatever gender with which they identify 
  • The school is now investigating the gender-locker room dispute  

Caitlyn Jenner has accused the left of hijacking and politicizing the trans community after a high school banned some female athletes from their own locker room over their objections to a transgender student using it.

Members of a Vermont girls high school volleyball team were banned from using their own locker room and now have to change in a single bathroom stall after they complained about a transgender teammate.

Some teammates allege that the transgender player at Randolph Union High School made an ‘inappropriate remark’ to some of them while they were changing in the locker room. 

Jenner blasted the decision in a barnstorming interview, railing against just one more issue in which common sense has not prevailed due to radical elements on the left hijacking it. 

‘The left has hijacked and politicized yet another minority group in our wonderful country and this time it’s trans people,’ Jenner stormed on Fox News. 

‘As a result of their radical left and their use of identity politics agenda, they’re really driving this country apart. I thought Joe Biden was supposed to be the great unifier. 

Caitlyn Jenner went on Fox News to blast the decision a Vermont girls’ high school over its decision regarding a trans student

Randolph Union High School banned members of its high school volleyball team from using their own locker room, meaning now have to change in a single bathroom stall after they complained about a transgender teammate

Jenner went on to defend the right of the trans student to use the female locker room under Vermont law, but also defended the right of the girls to feel uncomfortable at sharing it with ‘basically a biological boy with a penis.’

‘Do these girls have the right to comment and tell the school board how uncomfortable they are being in the locker room with basically a biological boy with a penis? Absolutely they do. 

‘What is the school’s solution? Let’s ban the ten girls who complained. 

‘Put them off in the corner in their own little part of the locker room and do nothing when it comes to this trans person.’

‘Everything is out of whack right now and these things have to stop.’ 

Vermont’s state law means that students can play sports and use the locker which correspond to the gender with which they identify.

Blake Allen, a player on the team, told WCAX how uncomfortable it makes her feel, saying ‘its a huge thing . . . everyone’s asking ‘why aren’t you allowed in the locker room?’

Blake Allen has spoken out against an unidentified transgender student using the girls’ locker rooms at her Vermont high school. The entire girls’ volleyball team has now been barred from using the changing room as a result 

School superintendent Layne Millington, pictured, has yet to comment on the controversy 

Shortly after the incident, the school sent out an email to families of the players, informing them that the school has ‘plenty of space where students who feel uncomfortable with the laws may change in privacy.’

Superintendent Layne Millington, who oversees the Orange County School District, has yet to comment on the controversy. 

With about 10 players on the team, Allen said that making each of them getting changed in the single bathroom stall doesn’t make sense.

‘They want all the girls who feel uncomfortable to get changed in a single-stall bathroom, which would take over 30 minutes,’ she said. ‘Where, if one person got changed separately, it would take a minute, like no extra time.’ 

Allen said the issue isn’t with the transgender athlete playing on the team, but being in a locker room where the female students are at their most vulnerable.

‘There are biological boys that go into the girl’s bathroom, but never a locker room,’ Allen said. 

Lisa Floyd, Randolph High School co-president, said that when policies are violated, disciplinary action consistent with the school’s rules will be applied, adding that students’ safety is the ‘district’s top priority.’ 

According to the policies of the Vermont Agency of Education, ‘the use of restrooms and locker rooms by transgender students require school to consider numerous facts,’ the agency said. 

The agency states in their policy that ‘a transgender student should not be required to use a locker room or restroom that conflicts with the student’s gender identity.’  

The school’s investigation is ongoing.

Vermont laws stipulate that transgender students – such as those at Randolph High, pictured, can use whichever facilities align with their gender identity 

Transgender athletes and school students have become a hot button issue in recent years – particularly when they’ve transitioned from male-to-female. 

Jenner, who transitioned from a man to a woman seven years ago, has frequently spoken out on trans issues and risked the wrath of the militant trans community.

She has been vocal on the issue of trans women who have not biologically transitioned competing in women’s swimming, most notably with the case of Lia Thomas, a trans woman who wants to compete in women’s swimming at the Olympics in 2024.

Thomas sparked an outcry over unfairness after she smashed multiple college swimming records, prompting a crackdown on transgender women competing in swimming. 

Earlier this year, swimming’s world governing body, FINA, banned trans athletes from competing in women’s elite races if they have gone through any part of the process of male puberty. 

It added it would aim to establish an ‘open’ category, so swimmers whose gender identity is different to their birth sex, are able to compete.

Jenner believes that FINA had come to the conclusion it’s not just about current hormone levels, and she shared her experience of how going through male puberty had given her advantages. 

Jenner believes that, despite identifying as a woman, it matters if a trans woman has undergone male puberty or is still biologically male, both in competitive sports and for how it can make women feel.

Jenner has previously said she wasn’t bothered about being labelled transphobic for her views on the matter as she feels like she’s on the ‘right side’

Thomas, who transitioned from a man to a woman during college, has been criticized for competing against women in races

In comments she made earlier this year, she said: ‘I went through male puberty. I was strong, 6ft 2. I’m 72 years old and I can still hit the ball 290 yards because my arms and legs are long. 

‘I can still do those types of things. I transitioned fully 7 years ago, but there’s still a lot left over there!’

Critics of male-to-female transgender athletes say they have an unfair advantage over women after going through male puberty, even if they undergo subsequent hormone treatment during their transition.

They also warn of potential safety concerns that arise by having someone with male private parts in a female changing room.

Transgender rights advocates say students who are trans are vulnerable, and that they should be allowed to participate fully in school or college life as the gender with which they identify. 

Jenner has come under criticism from some trans activists for her stance on the matter, but said she didn’t care about being labelled transphobic.

She said: ‘I have taken so much flack. Honestly, I’ve got thick skin. They can come after me, I really don’t care. I can take all the criticism. I feel like I’m on the right side.’

On the other hand, Jenner – who has an impressive handicap of 6 – has no qualms about competing in women’s golf events, happy to take advantage of the benefits female golfers get from driving off closer to the flag than men’s golf. 

On Twitter, journalist Katelyn Burns called out the apparent hypocrisy, saying: ‘Something tells me she doesn’t really believe the things she says to try to get Republicans to vote for her.’ 

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