On Sunday in Los Angeles, Canadian Rachel McKinnon won gold in the sprint portion of the UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championship in the women's 35-39 age bracket. Placing first in any sport, especially at the international level, is quite an achievement. But McKinnon, a philosophy professor and transgender athlete who competed against only women, is a biological male.

As expected, the controversial win was met with a fair amount of denunciation from actual women, including third-place finisher, American Julie Wagner. But the champion dismissed all of it and labeled detractors as nothing but "transphobic bigots" on social media, according to the Gladstone Observer:

McKinnon hit out at the criticism immediately following her victory both on social media and in interviews.

"I think there is absolutely no evidence that I have an unfair advantage..."

"People who oppose transgender inclusion in sport put us in the double bind. It's the "damned if you do, damned if you don't" scenario.

"If I win, they attribute it to me being trans and having an unfair advantage. If I lose, the same people think I must not be good anyway. People will never attribute my winning to hard work which is what I think I deserve."

McKinnon's exclamation that there is no "unfair advantage" is entirely incorrect, since biological males are naturally faster and stronger than biological females. However, that is not the main issue with this and similar situations.

Contrary to the LGBT agenda, including transgender individuals in the separate, competitive worlds of men and women does much long-term damage. What the movement believes to be a step toward true equality is nothing but an attempt to artificially dominate opportunities that should have never been open to them in the first place. Men have no business competing in physical competitions against women. The opposite is true, too. Yet, those who view the inherent differences between men and women as negative traits that must be overcome cheer on any endeavor to blur the gender lines. In their minds, we aren't supposed to notice the strengths and weaknesses of males and females; we must eliminate them.

At the heart of transgenderism is a delusion that rejects DNA in favor of feelings. It is quite literally a dismissal of reality in place of emotions. This is a mental illness that should be carefully treated, not celebrated and encouraged through surgical mutilation and hormonal manipulation. Instead, in modern-day America, transgenderism has quickly become the next gendered trend, and it is finding wide support.

Most noticeable is the broad encouragement from many feminist groups given to those men who, by way of transgenderism, claim to be women. This is the antithesis of everything that feminism claims to hold dear. The most amazing show of patriarchal domination is when a male pretends to be a female and bests actual biological women at their own sport. The same women complaining that there is not equal gender representation among CEOs in the business world say nothing about this hijack and, in many cases, altogether praise it.

In this era of perpetual outrage, there are items that demand our notice. One is the changing attitude toward the innate, God-given nature of males and females. It should disturb us to see our unique, physiological traits reduced to a mockery of cosmetic changes and shifting moods. We are all so much more than that. The current preoccupation with coddling the confused allows Rachel McKinnon, a biological male, to declare victory over women as he presents himself as a female.

Though popular opinion will try to convince us otherwise, there is nothing more anti-female, regressive, and manufactured than that.

Kimberly Ross (@SouthernKeeks) is a contributor to the Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential blog and a senior contributor at RedState.com.