By Cristina Laila
Selina Soule, a high school female track and field runner in Connecticut says her coach has retaliated against her because her mother complained about the transgender policy that is destroying women’s sports.
In February of this year, Connecticut transgender sprinters won 1st and 2nd place at the state indoor track championships.
Connecticut is one of 17 states that allows transgender athletes to compete without any type of restrictions – it’s open season and high school girls are the ones suffering because of this insanity.
And now the young girls are being retaliated against for daring to speak out after being robbed of opportunities to compete in front of college recruiters.
“We all know the outcome of the race before it even starts; it’s demoralizing,” Selina Soule said. “I fully support and am happy for these athletes for being true to themselves. They should have the right to express themselves in school, but athletics have always had extra rules to keep the competition fair.”
Miss Soule says that her coach has forced her to perform out of the ordinary workouts and has forbidden her from competing in any high school track and field events unless she completes the workouts.
The College Fix reported:
Biological males took first place in 13 out of 14 events for females, and 23 out of 28 when including second-place awards, in seven state-level competitions. They won “51 opportunities to participate in a higher-level state competition,” compared to 31 for girls.
The girls who filed the complaint also allege that the CIAC has participated in intimidation and retaliation against those who oppose the male-inclusive policy.
One of the mothers of the unnamed complainant repeatedly complained to the CIAC about the “discriminatory impact” that the new policy had on her daughter. The CIAC did not provide a “substantive response,” and Connecticut school officials attempted to dissuade her from filing a Title IX complaint, according to the complaint.
Soule contends that her mother’s outspoken opposition to the policy led her coaches to mistreat her.
Her track coach made her perform workouts that are uncommon for short-distance sprinters like her, “and has forbidden her from competing in any high school track and field event unless she completes them,” the complaint reads.
Another coach told Soule and her father that if a college recruiter asked about her, “he would not be able to give a good report about her.”
The complaint cites an anonymous female student quoted in The Daily Signal on her fear of retaliation for speaking out.
“There’s really nothing else you can do except get super frustrated and roll your eyes, because it’s really hard to even come out and talk in public just because … just immediately you’ll just be shut down,” she said.
Read the full report by The College Fix here.