Trans Ivy League swimmer, Lia Thomas, made the news earlier this year setting records and knocking all of the biologically female competition right out of the water. Not literally out of the pool, but certainly out of the running, er, swimming. The swimmer’s advantageous strength and build were well demonstrated in comparison to female competitors. Recently nominated as “woman of the year,” Thomas and the surrounding controversy are back in the spotlight.
Penn nominated transgender swimmer Lia Thomas as their NCAA woman of the year. Hell of an accomplishment to be woman of the year after only being a woman for a couple of years. https://t.co/gW3acTQ1Jl
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) July 15, 2022
Not only is Thomas a new woman, but THE woman of the entire year. What does that say about other women?
I guess this means men are better than women. Even when it comes to being women.
— BackForAnotherRound (@BackAnother4) July 15, 2022
When, exactly, do women get to question being replaced by self-proclaimed women, who have also experienced life as a man? Feminists are outraged when women are excluded, but where are they when they are replaced?
Where are all the womens rights post now???
— Benchpressers (@Benchpressers) July 16, 2022
At least some women have taken notice.
I don’t want to hear liberals screaming about women’s rights ever again.
— Judie Hall (@JudieHall9) July 16, 2022
Female athletes are reminded all over again that their right to compete in a sport at a level where they can be competitive with training and tremendous effort is no longer a sure thing. The right that feminists fought for is being replaced by the push for trans acceptance.
Women, you are literally being erased and millions of you are cheering it on.
Absolutely unreal. https://t.co/WzuNk22IqJ
— Michael Seifert (@realmichaelseif) July 17, 2022
Not everyone is cheering the nomination. There was some backlash in response to the nomination, as cited in The Post Millennial. If anyone has a right to question the decision, it is the athletes who would otherwise be well in the running for the honor.
Being the real girl in that photo and also University of Kentucky’s nominee for NCAA WOTY, this is yet another slap in the face to women. First a female national title and now nominated for the pinnacle award in collegiate athletics. The @NCAA has made this award worthless. https://t.co/MRCieqbltd
— Riley Gaines (@RileyGaines) July 16, 2022
If it is attention, or acceptance, or recognition of superior athleticism that Thomas seeks, all of it has been garnered by some measure. The question remains, how far will Thomas take this?
Surely even Lia Thomas wouldn’t have the brass neck to accept a Woman of the Year award??
— Louise Ashworth 🦖 🟩⬜️🟪 (@Ashworth101) July 16, 2022
This person has accepted medals for dominating women in a sport that they were not nearly as successful at as a male with seemingly selfish ambition. Thus far, Lia Thomas has not demonstrated much regard or concern for fellow athletes.