February 13, 2022
"As a dude, Thomas was second-team All-Ivy in several events but not good enough to qualify for the NCAA Championships. As a gal, Thomas will not only compete in the NCAA Championships but likely be on the medal stand. Meaning that some biological gal won’t be competing or receiving a medal because a dude took her spot."
Feminist Hypocrisy on Display as Feminists Ignore Transgender Athletes
The National Organization of Women is one of the leading “women’s rights” organizations with a stated goal, “Dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States.” What are those rights? ~~~~~~~ NOW’s recent news release on this subject are about pride month, abortion, and the Equality Act. They say nothing about the big recent elephant in the room of transgenderism, biologic males competing as females in high school, college, and elite sports.
This story broke last fall and in brief involves a University of Pennsylvania swimmer named Will Thomas, an unremarkable member of the men’s team until COVID put college sports and the rest of life on hold. During his year off, Will became Lia, and is now a member of the Penn women’s swim team, and while a mediocre men’s swimmer, is anything but as a women’s swimmer. “UPenn trans swimmer, 22, sparks outrage by smashing women’s competition records after competing as a man for three seasons.”
In November 2021, Thomas competed in a tri-meet between UPenn, Cornell, and Princeton, “where the senior 'blasted' UPenn records in the 200m and 500m freestyle - posting times that beat almost every other female swimmer across America.” These times were so fast that, “Thomas would have been in line to secure a silver medal at the NCAA Women's Championships, while her 4:35:06 in the 500m freestyle would have been good enough to win bronze.”
As a dude, Thomas was second-team All-Ivy in several events but not good enough to qualify for the NCAA Championships. As a gal, Thomas will not only compete in the NCAA Championships but likely be on the medal stand. Meaning that some biological gal won’t be competing or receiving a medal because a dude took her spot.
Where are the feminists and women’s rights advocates? Where is NOW? Don’t they have a problem with this? Remember the pink-hat brigade marching in protest after Donald Trump’s election? Are they marching to protest this mockery of women’s sports? ~~~~~~~
What is puzzling is the silence of NOW and other groups supposedly advocating for women’s rights and equality. Girls, women, their coaches, and parents should all be outraged. Why are they not marching in protest wearing the pink hats which represent the bit of anatomy that biologic men identifying as women will never really have, even those seeking the care of aesthetic gynecological surgeons?
If biological men can compete as women, it makes women’s sports irrelevant. And dismisses the years of early morning swim practices and sacrifices girls and their families made to have a chance to compete against other girls and women on an equal playing field, or in this case swimming pool.
The University of Pennsylvania is also choosing wokeness over sanity or fairness. They are threatening to sue if the NCAA changes any rules which would preclude their new women’s swim star from competing in the NCAA championships. Too bad for the other Penn women’s swimmers who might have otherwise legitimately earned an invitation to the national championships. Why bother with the pretense of men’s and women’s anymore, just make it a free-for-all, where anyone can compete with anyone, regardless of biological sex, weight class, or any other physical parameter than confers an advantage to some. Let’s see how that plays out.
The silence of women’s rights groups displays their hypocrisy, as they are in reality just another left-wing political advocacy group, pushing the latest progressive hot button issues. Forget calling themselves the National Organization of Women.