Lia Thomas. The “transgender” college swimmer who rocked women’s swimming, Has the NCAA finally blinked and caved in to the growing outrage from rational people all over America? Maybe.
Thomas’s emergence in — and complete domination of — the pool put the NCAA’s transgender athlete policy in the spotlight like no other biological male kicking ass on female athletes has done to date. On Wednesday night, the NCAA quietly announced changes to its policy, as reported by Sports Illustrated.
The new policy is effective immediately.
The NCAA’s “new approach” to allowing transgender athletes to participate in women’s sports will follow a sport-by-sport model similarly adopted by the U.S. and International Olympic Committees.
John DeGioia, Georgetown University president and NCAA board chair, said in a late Wednesday statement announcing the change, per SI:
We are steadfast in our support of transgender student-athletes and the fostering of fairness across college sports. It is important that NCAA member schools, conferences and college athletes compete in an inclusive, fair, safe and respectful environment and can move forward with a clear understanding of the new policy.
Clear? Or clear as mud?
Given the sane public’s skepticism of anything from the left in respect to “inclusive,” “fair,” or “respective,” as we have seen innumerable times across a host of “woke” issues, please understand the skepticism, here. In other words, Mr. DeGoia, with all due respect, further ‘splain to us troglodytes in more detail, please.
As Forbes reported, the NCAA in 2011 adopted a policy to “ensure transgender student-athletes fair, respectful, and legal access to collegiate sports teams based on current medical and legal knowledge.” That policy is (now claimed by the NCAA) gone immediately. In its place, transgender athlete participation will now be determined by the national governing body of that particular sport.
As noted by Fox News, the new NCAA policy means swimming athletes will be governed by USA Swimming policies, which follow the International Olympic Committee.
The IOC’s rule states (emphasis, mine):
Trans female athletes must demonstrate a total testosterone level in serum below 10 nmol/L for at least 12 consecutive months prior to competition and must remain below this threshold throughout the period of desired eligibility to compete in the female category in any event.
Assuming all parties agree with the maximum allowable testosterone level (which I’m confident they do not), is this a reasonable approach? A veritable “compromise”? Of course not. Biological males have zero business competing with biological females in athletics. Period.
As we reported in June of 2021, a survey found that one in four Americans actually believed it was “fair” to force females to compete against biological males in women’s sports. I’ll go out on a very safe limb and bet the farm that those same people fancy themselves as staunch supporters of “women’s rights,” as well. Nothing contradictory nor hypocritical there at all.
The bottom line:
The American left — AKA: “Party of Women’s Rights” — is the most hypocritical and disingenuous, dishonest, hypocritical dumpster fire of any group of people on the face of the earth.
And, as for “transgender” swimmer Lia Thomas? Is this the end of “her” insane line? Caitlyn Jenner, for one, thinks it sure as hell should be.
I’ve said from the beginning, biological boys should not be playing in women’s sports. We need to protect women’s sports. Obviously, this is about Lia Thomas who has brought a lot of attention to this issue. First of all, I respect her decision to live her life authentically. 100 percent.
But, that also comes with responsibility and some integrity. I don’t know why she’s doing this.
For two reasons: 1. It’s not good for the trans community. We have a lot of issues in the trans community that are very difficult and very challenging. We have a suicide rate that’s nine times higher than the general public.”
— New York Post (@nypost) January 20, 2022
Jenner was right, of course, but it appears that all the NCAA did was kick the ball(s) down the road to others to make that call.
After all, it’s all clear as mud.
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