Megan Rapinoe Sparks Controversy on the Right – Again

The right is screeching about Megan Rapinoe and her joke about God. Conservatives are taking issue with the fact that Megan Rapinoe is a proud lesbian feminist with purple hair and openly made herself a target during the USWNT’s fight for equal pay. After injuring her Achilles and exiting a game early, Rapinoe made a lighthearted joke about there being no God, which has ruffled feathers among conservative groups. However, Rapinoe has been an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, equal pay, and police accountability, which has made her a target for the religious right. Despite the backlash, Rapinoe remains unapologetically herself and will not conform to what the right wants her to be. As a Gen X woman, the writer appreciates Rapinoe’s willingness to challenge the system and stand up for marginalized communities, making her a role model for future generations.