Cynthia Millen, the erstwhile USA Swimming official who resigned over the NCAA’s and UPenn’s decision to let transgender swimmer Lia Thomas compete in women’s swimming meets, had some further thoughts on the larger matter.
The fact is that swimming is a sport in which bodies compete against bodies. Identities do not compete against identities[.]
The statement for women then is you do not matter, what you do is not important, and little girls are going to be thrown under the bus by all of this[.]
…boys will always have larger lung capacity, larger hearts, greater circulation, a bigger skeleton, and less fat.
While Lia Thomas is a child of God, he is a biological male who is competing against women. And no matter how much testosterone suppression drugs he takes, he will always be a biological male and have the advantage.
All these women who worked so hard before Title IX when they didn’t have the opportunities that men had. It would be such a shame, such a travesty to throw it away now. This is what will happen.
Indeed, where is Title IX? Transgender athletes should have their own, equally funded and equally supported, athletic programs.