Joe Rogan is on the side of those who believe that trans women should not participate in women’s sports.
On a recent episode of his podcast «The Joe Rogan Experience» with special guest Ice Cube, the two opened up about trans women, starting with the situation of Bud Light trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney.
But that conversation quickly turned to how prevalent the debate is with trans women participating in women’s sports, which Rogan believes is becoming «enforced compliance» for everyone.
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«You are obliged to comply with this,» Rogan explained. «And it’s ruining women’s sports in a huge way. Some organizations are lobbying against it, and some people are lobbying against the organizations that are lobbying against it, which to me is crazy. Like if you care at all about biological women, you should be against that.»
While many elected officials have been trying to create laws to protect women’s sports, it is still allowed. That brought up a hypothetical argument from Ice Cube, the famed rapper and Big3 founder, who said there’s nothing stopping NBA superstar LeBron James from retiring from the league, identifying as a trans woman, and playing in the WNBA.
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«They couldn’t stop him if he just decided to publicly say, ‘I identify as a woman,'» Rogan said. «What are they going to do? They can’t do anything, and then that would be the end of it.
«Just stop. There’s a reason there’s women’s sports, and there’s a reason there’s men’s sports.»
Public figures from Riley Gaines to Caitlyn Jenner have been vocal about women’s sports involving only biological women due to the physical disadvantages that transgender women present, biological men, regardless of the sport.
Numerous examples of trans women’s winning events have been found (Lia Thomas’ victory in NCAA swimming remains a key reason why the debate is wide-ranging) at every level from high school athletics to athletics. professional cycling.
President Biden recently proposed expanding the scope of Title IX protection by expanding the meaning of sex discrimination to include gender identity.
It has received serious pushback from Republican leaders, with several states moving forward with legislation to ban transgender athletes from competing in school sports that align with gender identities.
There are 22 states that have regulations on transgender women in girls’ and women’s sports, and Alabama banned biological men from playing women’s sports at the college level last month.
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«Look, if you’re a biological male, you’re not going to compete in women’s and women’s sports in Alabama. This is about fairness, plain and simple,» Gov. Kay Ivey said in a statement at the time.
Fox News’ Ryan Morik contributed to this report.