Men such as University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas infiltrating women’s sports is not an anomaly, despite the insistence of some corporate media outlets.
The Wall Street Journal published an article last week arguing that Thomas’s victory is a rarity that is “unlikely to be repeated” due to NCAA rule changes about transgender athletes but those claims are far from the truth.
If anything, the NCAA’s new radical gender policy normalizes men invading women’s sports and ignores that the elimination of just one of the genetic factors that set males apart from females does not ensure physical equality in physical competitions.
The NCAA’s decision to enforce testosterone requirements set by each sport’s governing body does not disqualify males such as Thomas from participating. As a matter of fact, it explicitly protects men, who even the WSJ concedes “have physiological traits that could provide an advantage in swimming, including larger lung capacity, leaner body mass and hearts that circulate oxygen more efficiently.” Under the NCAA policy, men can still participate in a sex category they don’t belong in so long as they don’t reach arbitrary and subjective hormone levels.
Not only do the NCAA’s “rules” fail to protect women’s sports now, but they certainly will not hold up against the rise in transgender athletes and activism that the next generation will inevitably bring.
Generation Z has a record number of adults who identify as LGBT: more than 20 percent. From 2012 to 2021, the percentage of U.S. adults who identify as gay, transgender, bisexual, or other has doubled from 3.5 percent to 7.1 percent and is likely to keep growing.
Activism pushing male athletes to steal the spotlight from females who have worked just as hard (or harder) isn’t waning, it’s growing. Leftists aided by the corporate media are fighting against Republican states that ban boys from playing on girls-only sports teams. Anyone who acknowledges the truth about biological sex is smeared as transphobic and banned by Big Tech. The NCAA threatened to move championship games from GOP-run states that took action to protect women because “only locations where hosts can commit to providing an environment that is safe, healthy and free of discrimination should be selected.”
Meanwhile, states such as Florida that have prohibited radical gender ideology from being promoted in young public school classrooms are facing backlash from some of the biggest voices in the sports industry which have multimillion-dollar deals with the NCAA.
The WSJ’s claim that Thomas was only making waves at the NCAA championship as “an extreme outlier” is not only faulty but ignorant. The erasing women problem isn’t going away and Thomas is no anomaly.
Already, plenty of institutions and companies have ceded ground to Thomas and other male athletes who have easily beat female competitors and even smashed records that women have not yet reached. As a result, many girls and women have already been sidelined by men who have used their biological strengths in female competitions. Despite the WSJ’s false confidence, it is already happening and will happen again in the foreseeable future.