Taylor Silverman is one of the best female skateboarders in the nation and she has decided to take a stand after she took 2nd place in a skate competition to a biological male competitor that has identified as female.
Redbull had invested the female skater to take part in a competition only to lose to a trans competitor that one first place in every category.
“The trans competitor who won took $1000 in qualifiers, $3000 in finals, and $1000 in bet trick. This totaled to $5000. of prize money meant for the female athletes.”
She added, “I took $1000 in qualifiers and $1750 for second place.”
Silverman also added that the woman who actually deserved the $1,000 for best trick took home nothing.
“A biological man with a clear advantage won the women’s division, best trick, and also won multiple qualifiers,” She wrote to Redbull. “This took away the opportunity that was meant for women to place and earn money. I understand that in today’s society even some women think this is acceptable, but I believe in doing the right thing even if it’s not the popular thing.”
Female skateboarded Taylor Silverman is speaking out after placing 2nd to a male competitor who identifies as a woman at the @Redbull Cornerstone contest.
Silverman and other female skateboarders were robbed of their achievements and prize money “that was meant for women.” pic.twitter.com/jVA48itMRa