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There's a petition to revoke Caitlyn Jenner's Olympic medals

Because this is the tragic world we live in where people don't have anything else to do except peddle misery in their spare time

Former Olympic gold medallist Caitlyn Jenner spectacularly announced herself to the world on Monday via a Vanity Fair cover. On the internet and IRL it was widely accepted to be a hugely positive moment, a chance for somebody who's battled with gender dysphoria her whole life to finally be the person they'd always dreamed of being. Cool, right?

Well here comes a meteor of depressing bullshit – someone has set up a petition to have Jenner's Olympic gold medal revoked on the basis that because she says she's always identified as a woman, she was a woman when she entered Olympic competition. Jenner won gold for the decathlon in 1976.

In a weedy, faux-genuine tone the petition states:

"We congratulate Ms. Jenner on these new developments and wish her the best. However, this creates somewhat of a problem as Ms. Jenner (as talented as she is) claims that she has always believed herself to be truly female, and therefore, was in violation of committee rules regarding women competing in men's sports and vice versa. Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that we must ask whether or not it is proper that Ms. Jenner should retain her olympic records in light of this, as we must now either claim that Bruce Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner are two entirely different people (which we know is not true), or that Bruce Jenner was, in fact, a woman participating in a men's event. It is only fair to all involved that women receive their credit as champions of the Decathalon and that the men racing Ms. Jenner are not expected to compete with a superior, streamlined being such as herself."

There's a hashtag (#givebackthegold) if you're the kind of person who wants to get involved with other people online and demand that someone you don't know gives back an Olympic medal for reasons that aren't anything to do with you. So far people on Twitter are offering cultural commentary on the level of "take that fags shit away" and on the money analysis such as "Since Bruce is a woman now, that makes him invalid for keeping the gold." Cheers dudes.

I'm always slightly fascinated by the types of people who set up these campaigns, mainly 'cause I'm pretty sure I don't know any. Like grown men sacrificing free time to take part in Muhammad drawing contests, who actually feels comfortable saying out loud, "Sure, I'll meet you in an hour, I've just got to finish off setting up this petition asking Caitlyn Jenner to give back her gold medal"?