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UPenn Student Newspaper Says Groups Protesting Lia Thomas Are Transphobic

UPenn Student Newspaper Says Groups Protesting Lia Thomas Are Transphobic

“What I see [are] grown adults coming to a college campus and bullying a woman who’s trying to compete in the sport which they have no association with”

This is why so many girls and parents who disagree with this situation are afraid to speak out.

The College Fix reports:

UPenn student paper ‘news’ article refers to groups protesting Lia Thomas as ‘transphobic’

The University of Pennsylvania student paper is at it again, taking sides in the quite legitimate debate over transgender swimmer Lia Thomas’ participation in sporting events.

According to The Daily Pennsylvanian, groups such as Concerned Women for America and Save Women’s Sports on Thursday protested Thomas’ appearance at the NCAA Women’s Swimming Championships held at Georgia Tech.

D.P. reporters Delaney Parks and Emi Tran state that demonstrators held placards reading “#PennCheats” and “Save Women’s Sports,” and “loudly denounced” the inclusion of trans women in women’s sports.

Selected speakers “proceeded to champion transphobic rhetoric,” Parks and Tran continue, and protesters “alleged” that trans women threaten the sanctity of women’s sports. Some had “invalidated” Thomas’ gender identity by “misgendering” and “deadnaming” her.

What’s more, protesters made several Georgia Tech students feel “uncomfortable” on the allegedly “traditionally safe and inclusive campus.”

“What I see [are] grown adults coming to a college campus and bullying a woman who’s trying to compete in the sport which they have no association with,” said one Georgia Tech student. “Why are these people who are not qualified to talk about this coming to our campus and disturbing our peace?”

From the story:

Avery Quick, a Georgia Tech student, said that she was just walking to class when she encountered the protest. Her frustration at the situation motivated her to counter several of the protestors’ arguments — engaging in lengthy debates with them where she defended Thomas’ right to swim.

“It’s so f***ing annoying,” Quick told the DP. “We’re proud to have the amazing center that we do — we always have swimmers come here for competitions. It sucks that it is not a safe place for her.” …

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“Transphobia” means fear of people who are transexual. People who object to the NCAAs rules of competition are not afraid. Rather, they see the logical flaw and the physiological falsehood built into those rules.

I wish there was a word for “fear of liars spreading falsehoods” but the only word I can think of is “integrity”.

    henrybowman in reply to lawgrad. | March 21, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Every time you use one of the left’s “phobia” words you are playing into their trap. And by now, they are in such common use that they have won ground we will never get back.

    The second amendment community has gotten good mileage out of flipping the script with “hoplophobia.”

Please read the new NCAA policy: https://www.ncaa.org/sports/2022/1/27/transgender-participation-policy.aspx

The NCAA sought fit to have a transition to the new rule. So, the point is that this will not happen at the 2024 NCAA Women’s Swimming Championship. People are not protesting the fact that Pia is trans, they are protesting the abuse of the transition to the new NCAA policy.

“Why are these people who are not qualified to talk about this coming to our campus and disturbing our peace?”

Pot meet kettle.

Unfortunately, both writers are female, so if any behind-the-barn activity is in order, the ladies are going to have to step up.

Wait a second. Who’s to say that women (or men for that matter) who care about fairness in athletics, are not “qualified” to speak out about an issue that affects everyone, athletes above all but also spectators, fans, and people at large?. This is typical of the left’s effort to undermine basic principles of freedom of speech and debate. They wish to control the discussion as well as the narrative. The idea that a man can be deemed a woman based on his own opinion–together with the concurrence of those who agree with him–hardly closes the issue. While respect for individual tastes and perspectives is important, it doesn’t trump (I use this word advisedly) differing tastes and perspectives. The dictionary still defines Will Thomas as a transvestite–a man who dresses and acts like a woman: Key word “man”! That’s all we have here: A man dressing up and acting like a woman, but swimming like the man he is. The simple truth is he doesn’t belong in the women’s division. If he’s going to be allowed to do this, then why have women’s swimming at all? Just let there be a single competition–open to men and women alike. For those who say that this would be unfair to women (because men generally are able to outperform women), I say that is PRECISELY what is happening with Mr. Thomas’ intrusion here. Instead of all women being relegated to down-the-liner rankings, he has moved everyone slower than him down one notch in the rankings. IOW, same difference only on a smaller scale. But identical unfairness! That he threw at least one (and probably two) of his races (200 and 100 Free) at the NCAA’s, probably in order to defuse the outrage that women and men alike are voicing at his presence, means he’s also a cheat. Note too that this is not a one-off: He’ll be back for the 2024 Olympics, and other USS and international meets in the interim, where he’ll once again dominate in the middle-distance events (200 and 400 Freestyles–and he’ll do so, not because he’s a woman, but again, because he’s a man. The swimmers, together with their men’s team counterparts, need to refuse to countenance this false construct of gender “choice.”

healthguyfsu | March 21, 2022 at 5:46 pm

And anyone who supports this nonsense is Physiophobic

Lybrarious Booker | March 23, 2022 at 11:38 am

Exit polls show women are more likely to vote for liberal candidates than men, leading to a gender gap that changes electoral outcomes. May they reap what they have sown.

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