“we were basically told that we could not ostracize Lia by not having her in the locker room and that there’s nothing we can do about it”
Female students on the UPenn swim team are apparently uncomfortable sharing the locker room with transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, who is still biologically male. Who can blame them?
Follow the logic here. If a male who identifies as male exposes himself in a college women’s locker room, it’s indecent exposure, but if the same biological male identifies as female, it’s no big deal?
In any other context, this would be indecent exposure.
To protect Lia’s feelings, we subject young women to a sex crime.https://t.co/AVGPQ3vx99
— Abigail Shrier (@AbigailShrier) January 27, 2022
Shawn Cohen reports in the Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘We’re uncomfortable in our own locker room.’ Lia Thomas’ UPenn teammate tells how the trans swimmer doesn’t always cover up her male genitals when changing and their concerns go ignored by their coach
Sharing a locker room with transgender swimmer Lia Thomas has become a point of contention for some of her University of Pennsylvania teammates, who feel uncomfortable changing in the private space with someone undergoing gender transition, the DailyMail.com can reveal.
‘It’s definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,’ one swimmer on the team told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview.
Lia has told her teammates that she dates women.
While Lia covers herself with a towel sometimes, there’s a decent amount of nudity, the swimmer said. She and others have had a glimpse at her private parts.
She stated that team members have raised their concern with the coach, trying to get Thomas ousted from the female locker room, but got nowhere.
‘Multiple swimmers have raised it, multiple different times,’ the UPenn swimmer said. ‘But we were basically told that we could not ostracize Lia by not having her in the locker room and that there’s nothing we can do about it, that we basically have to roll over and accept it, or we cannot use our own locker room.’
‘It’s really upsetting because Lia doesn’t seem to care how it makes anyone else feel,’ the swimmer continued. ‘The 35 of us are just supposed to accept being uncomfortable in our own space and locker room for, like, the feelings of one.’
Some of these young women are clearly being intimidated into silence. They’re terrified of being called transphobic.
Patrick Reilly reports at the New York Post:
“The school was so focused on making sure Lia was okay, and doing everything they possibly could do for her, that they didn’t even think about the rest of us,” the teammate told the Daily Mail.
The swimmer said that Thomas “seems like she enjoys” all the attention the controversy has brought to herself.
“It’s affected all of us way more than it’s affected her,” Thomas’ teammate said.
The swimmer told the outlet that most of the team is scared to speak out about their discomfort for fear of being labeled “transphobic.”
“If this gets a little bit bigger, I might go on the record, but I’m definitely a little afraid,” she said. “What I’m afraid of is that potential employers will Google my name and see commentary about things I said and think, oh, this person’s transphobic.”
It’s just amazing that these young women are being put through this in the name of wokeness.
How is this not a complete violation of women’s rights? Men who pee in public are put on sex offender lists and yet female athletes are being subjected to male genitals in their own locker room. It is outrageous and completely unacceptable. https://t.co/qHmTedbIZz
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) January 28, 2022
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