A senior at the University of Pennsylvania who previously competed as a male swimmer has now transitioned to female and is breaking records as a woman swimmer.
Lia Thomas is 22. She was up until very recently known as Will. Lia competed as a man for the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) swim team for three years. Lia, then Will was a decent swimmer for UPenn but received no particular attention in a crowded field.
Will, now Lia, took a year off and then came back having announced that she was now a woman. A mediocre swimmer was now a phenomenon.
In a recent meet, Lia ‘blasted’ UPenn records in the 200m and 500m freestyle – posting times that beat almost every other female swimmer across America. Her time in the 200m freestyle would have gotten her a silver medal at the NCAA women’s championships. Her time in the 500m freestyle would have gotten her bronze.
Lia is now one of the premier “female” swimmers in the world.
Proponents of the transgender agenda may want to pretend like this is all happening with the enthusiastic support of female athletes. That is not true at all. Despite efforts by the UPenn administration to shut up members of the women’s swim team at least two of Lia’s teammates have spoken out, and they are not at all happy.
One of those teammates described recently how UPenn swimmers are angry at the success Lia is enjoying. She related how UPenn swimmers were upset and crying knowing how they were going to be destroyed by Lia in the pool.
“They feel so discouraged because no matter how much work they put in it, they’re going to lose. Usually, they can get behind the blocks and know they out-trained all their competitors and they’re going to win and give it all they’ve got. Now they’re having to go behind the blocks knowing no matter what, they do not have the chance to win. I think that it’s really getting to everyone.”
Thomas’ teammate described the impact on the fans as well.
“Usually everyone claps, everyone is yelling and cheering when someone wins a race. Lia touched the wall and it was just silent in there. When [UPenn swimmer] Anna [Kalandadze] finished second, the crowd erupted in applause.”
“I don’t know what the solution is, but I know this is not it. Because people talk about how the trans community might’ve been marginalized before and this is supposed to be helping, but you can’t help the trans community by marginalizing [biological] women.”
“I know no matter what, biological women will never be on an equal playing field with transgender females.”Daily Mail
The absurdity of allowing a biological male to compete in women’s sports is evident to any sane person. So is the injustice.
All over America, there are women and girls pushing themselves to their physical limits and competing head-to-head with other similarly motivated athletes. Every single one of these females now knows that none of that matters, because at any time a biological male may step in and decide to trade being an “also-ran” for being a “star” by simply claiming to have transitioned.
Talk about testosterone treatments and testing has long since been demonstrated to be effectively meaningless. An individual who was born male and has gone through puberty as a male will always be bigger, stronger, and faster than biological females. After decades of fighting for equal rights for women, we are now waging war on women and driving them out of sports.
All in the name of equity.