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Law Groups at U. Penn Back Transgender Swimmer Lia Thomas, Slam Critics as Anti-Trans

Law Groups at U. Penn Back Transgender Swimmer Lia Thomas, Slam Critics as Anti-Trans

“She succeeded because of the hard work she has put in throughout her long swimming career”

This is not surprising at all, but it’s a shame none of these groups are willing to stand up for biological females on the swim team.

The College Fix reports:

U. Pennsylvania law groups support transgender swimmer, blast ‘attack on trans rights’

Sixteen law organizations at the University of Pennsylvania recently issued a statement in support of transgender swimmer Lia Thomas.

Thomas, who is transitioning from male to female, has crushed much of her competition and broken records while representing the UPenn women’s team.

This has led to some teammates feeling “demoralized” and the resignation of a national swimming official.

But Thomas “did not succeed because she is transgender,” the law groups claim in a letter published in The Daily Pennsylvanian. “She succeeded because of the hard work she has put in throughout her long swimming career, and because she is finally able to authentically be herself and race in a sport that she loves.”

The groups, which include If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, the Penn Law Boxing Club and Trans Empowerment & Advocacy Project, claim the “backlash” against Thomas is due to the current climate of “attacks on trans rights.”

Concerns about the unfairness of competitions (especially biological males competing against women) overlook “the broader conversation about the humanity of trans folks,” Athlete Ally’s Anne Lieberman says. “Trans athletes — Lia, in particular — deserve love, support, care, access to be able to swim. And Lia, like any other athlete, should be able to win and lose.”

From the letter:

The hysteria about transgender inclusion in sports that has been mounting over the past several years centers based on the perceived threat that trans athletes pose to sports. Specifically, the rhetoric and coverage surrounding Lia, and athletes like her, makes bad faith assertions that transgender women are inherently cheaters, and that if a trans woman athlete wins, she is dominating women’s sports and taking away opportunities from fellow female athletes. In reality, out of the over 200,000 women that compete in the NCAA each year, it has been estimated that only 100 are trans.

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bart simpsonson | January 27, 2022 at 8:20 am

These universities, as well as all other entities and normies, should be on board with treating the mental illness that is transgenderism, not accepting it as normal. Because it is mental illness of some sort.

“She succeeded because of the hard work she has put in throughout her long swimming career”

See how they do it, typical Lefty claptrap to obfuscate reality. Who the hell cares how hard she/he/it worked. He couldn’t win on the boys team, so switch hits, grows his hair and wears a one-piece, and is now cleaning up on the girls team.

“Hey pal!, you have male tackle, makes you a boy. In my day competing against girls was cheating and immoral you moron!”

“She” succeeded because “she’s” a dude competing against actual females. Case closed.

The issue is not whether Thomas has “trans rights.” It’s whether real women may compete on a level playing field. Allowing men into women’s sports inevitably undermines the fairness that both reason and the law demand. The NCAA and Ivy League’s rules allowing this are not merely unfortunate, but criminal. Again, the only way this is going to end–and let it happen now before all women’s sports are destroyed–is if the women themselves, together with their male counterparts (and parents and fans) turn their backs on this guy. The forthcoming Ivy and NCAA championships (typically in February and/or early-March) present the perfect opportunity for action to be taken. Don’t quit, protest, disrupt, or otherwise speak. Simply, silently, turn around. If you’re on the blocks (in the same heat), don’t enter the water. Step down and turn away. LET HIM SWIM ALONE! You don’t have to countenance this oppression. The officials, leagues, schools won’t be able to discipline you or anyone. Be strong. The overwhelming public is, and will be, with you.

    henrybowman in reply to eb6430. | January 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    “The officials, leagues, schools won’t be able to discipline you or anyone.”

    Well, they probably will. They’ll cancel any athletic scholarship you have, But courage isn’t free. Besides, you have now become a very visible victim whose life was ruined by transgender oppression, and you’ll make more on the speaking circuit than you ever would in the water.

    alohahola in reply to eb6430. | January 28, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Gosh I would love if the did that.

They act like transgenders can’t participate unless they can compete on the women’s team. Nonsense. You just need two teams: Females (real females with ovaries, XX chromosomes, etc.) and Open (everyone else).

You have to wonder about someone who wants to win so badly they’ll do this. No one care if she’s transgender–she could have done that and swam on the men’s team; but of course, the whole point is she couldn’t win while she was male; so she’s now transgendered and beating genetic women

Their statement with the word “hysteria” to describe those critical of transgender inclusion in women’s sports, is pretty hysterical in this context.

The the word “hysteria” literally means uterus. It was believed the condition of hysteria was caused by the uterus and that only women could be hysterical as men lack the hysteria causing uterus.

It seems women with uteruses are still considered hysterical.

“Specifically, the rhetoric and coverage surrounding Lia, and athletes like her, makes bad faith assertions that transgender women are inherently cheaters, and that if a trans woman athlete wins, she is dominating women’s sports and taking away opportunities from fellow female athletes. In reality, out of the over 200,000 women that compete in the NCAA each year, it has been estimated that only 100 are trans.”

Specifically, how does the second sentence even pretend to respond to the issue in the first sentence?

“People are complaining that nuclear bombs could end all life on earth. But only two have been used.”

The NCAA admits that it made a mistake in adopting its own rule for all NCAA sports. The new policy is to let each sport’s national governing body set the rules. For track, its 18 months of hormones, and medical tests.

Again, the issue is fair competition. We have age groups for fair competition in track and field. In Wrestling, we have weight classes.

Lying about your age to win an age group award would be a rule violation.
Lying about your weight in wrestling would be a rule violation.
Lying about your biological sex or hormone levels would be a rule violation.

As a result, there will be fairness in competition.

    healthguyfsu in reply to lawgrad. | January 28, 2022 at 1:56 am

    Hormone levels after a year or two does not equate body composition built on a young lifetime of other hormones and genetic developments.

    You have to get that on some level, even for a dense law grad.

Why are there 16 groups? Especially if they all think the same?

    healthguyfsu in reply to alohahola. | January 28, 2022 at 1:58 am

    Because through exhaustive mental gymnastics, they somehow think that it is expressive of their individuality to join a group based on innate identity characteristics belonging to a demographic….and that this should define your worldview. The more groups you can carve out, the more groupthink you can spread!

    Yes, they are that easily manipulated.

Well since the Penn Law Boxing Club has spoken…

Lybrarious Booker | January 28, 2022 at 1:21 pm

There was a 13-point gap between Trump’s 43% share and Biden’s 56% share of all WOMEN VOTERS – 2020 exit polls.

I suspect that Ivy League college women probably vote unanimously for democrats.

Elections have consequences.

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