By nominating transgender swimmer Lia Thomas for the NCAA “Woman of the Year” award, the University of Pennsylvania is taunting Americans who believe biological males should not compete against biological females, the co-founders of the Independent Council of Women’s Sports said Monday.
Fox & Friends First interviewed a mother of a swimmer who competed against biological male Lia Thomas and who is a former All-American tennis player, Kim Jones, and a former NCAA swimming champion, Marsha Smith.
“Absolutely,” Jones said, when asked if “the far-left activists that run UPenn are, basically, just taunting us by nominating Lia Thomas for this award?”
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UPenn is sending the message that “women just don’t matter,” Jones said:
“I think the message all year long from Penn, honestly, the Ivy League and the NCAA, has been that women just don’t matter, they’re not worthy of receiving access to fair competition, that they’re not even worthy of dignity and comfort in their locker rooms. And, this nomination is just the embodiment of that message.”
“Our organization is non-partisan and this issue should be a non-partisan issue,” Smith said, noting that a broad range of unlikely allies have united to fight against biological males competing in women’s sports:
“We have women who are self-proclaimed leftists, radical feminists, all the way to Christian conservative evangelicals who are linking arms together in agreement that we need to protect sex-based categories for women.”
As the National Review explains, Lia Thomas had been an undistinguished male swimmer, before deciding to identify as a woman in order to compete against biological females:
“Lia Thomas, the transgender swimmer who dominated the 2021-2022 NCAA women’s swimming and diving season, has been nominated by the University of Pennsylvania to receive the NCAA’s Woman of the Year award.”
“Prior to this past season, Thomas had competed on the UPenn men’s team with middling results, before breaking out as a member of the women’s team, setting numerous records over the course of the season and dominating at both the Ivy League and NCAA championships.”
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