The women on the University of Pennsylvania swim team are about fed up, and 16 of them have signed a letter saying that transgender swimmer Lia Thomas should not be allowed to compete as a woman.
“We fully support Lia Thomas in her decision to affirm her gender identity and to transition from a man to a woman. Lia has every right to live her life authentically,” the letter states, “However, we also recognize that when it comes to sports competition, that the biology of sex is a separate issue from someone’s gender identity.”
“Biologically, Lia holds an unfair advantage over competition in women’s category, as evidence by her ranking that have bounced from #462 as a male to #1 as a female,” the letter continues, “If she were to be eligible to compete against us, she could now break Penn, Ivy, and NCAA Women’s Swimming records; feats she could never have done as a male athlete.”
The letter cites the 16 women, but none of them affixed their name to the missive for fear of having their college careers, and their lives destroyed by dangerous leftist activists, according to the Washington Post.
The women also tasked Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a 1984 Olympic swimming gold medalist, lawyer, and leading women’s sports advocate to deliver the letter to the school.
Indeed, Hogshead-Makar insisted that the 16 women won’t name themselves in the open because “we would be removed from the team or that we would never get a job offer” if they spoke out.
Lia Thomas is, of course, a biologically male swimmer who claims that he is a woman even though he still has his male genitalia. Thomas has spent the swimming season destroying one women’s swimming record after another.
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