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Trans swimmer Lia Thomas is a cheat, period

Lia Thomas, nadadora trans da Universidade da Pensilvânia, Estados Unidos
Lia Thomas, trans swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania, United States

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If you want an example of moral chaos and intellectual that characterizes the times we live in, there are several candidates: “Having less police leads to a reduction in violent crimes” is one of them. “Men give birth” is another.

However, perhaps the The most obvious moral and intellectual absurdity of all is the notion that Lia Thomas, a member of the University of Pennsylvania women’s swim team, fairly won in the team’s recent clash against Cornell University women’s swim team.

See, Thomas was a man until two years ago, when he announced that he is actually a woman. Well, neither I nor most fair people care if Thomas considers himself a woman. Many of us are even prepared to refer to Thomas as “she” – especially if Thomas dresses, acts and looks like a woman (just for the record, most people who watch Lia’s online interviews don’t know that Lia claims to be a woman they assume they are watching a man).

Nevertheless , no impartial person can accept that Thomas should be allowed to join a women’s swim team and compete against women’s teammates and other women’s swim teams. The fact that Thomas wishes to be considered a woman is totally irrelevant to the question of whether it is fair for this individual to compete with women.

When it comes to sports, biology, not gender identity, is all that matters.

If Thomas or any other biological man can compete against biological women, women’s sports will become useless and therefore unnecessary. The only reason women’s sports exist is to allow women to compete only against other women—because men have innate physical advantages in virtually every sport.

Needless to say, Thomas broke several University of Pennsylvania women’s swimming records. In Thomas’ victory in the 1.540 meter freestyle, Thomas won second place and teammate Anna Kalandadze for more than 214 seconds. This means that the women who had those records no longer have them. They were stripped of their records because the University of Pennsylvania, like other universities, allows biological men to participate in female swim teams.

This is the decision of the cowards of the National University Athletic Association (NCAA) who decreed that all women’s teams, in all sports, must allow men to compete in women’s sports. All a man needs to do to compete with women is advertise that he’s a woman and take testosterone suppressants for a year.

It is appalling that LGBTQ activists and virtually all sports journalists (a bunch of sheep) and almost the entire left claim that this is fair. Headline of the British newspaper

The Independent, from the left : “Lia Thomas: LGBT+ rights activists defend swimming champion amid transphobic abuse.”

Left activists running the Human Rights Campaign defended Thomas: “Living your truth is an incredible and powerful feeling… We are in solidarity with Lia and with all the athletes who compete in the sports they love and in teams compatible with your gender identity.”

Title of an article from Brooke Migdon, site left team writer The Hill: “Swim champion Lia Thomas is the target of transphobic rhetoric”. “The assumption that being born with a male body automatically gives transgender women an advantage when competing with cisgender women is not well founded,” Migdon writes, citing the NCAA.

People’s ability to lie to themselves is a depressing fact of life. The fact is, this problem has nothing to do with trans acceptance or “transphobia”. It’s a purely moral question: is this fair?

Like John Lohn, the rare honest editor of the magazine

Swimming World, wrote on Sunday:
“Despite the hormone suppressants she took, according to NCAA guidelines, Thomas’ male puberty advantage was not reversed in an adequate amount…

The fact is, for almost 38 years ago, she built muscle and benefited from her body’s naturally produced testosterone. This force does not disappear overnight, nor with a year’s worth of suppressants…

What we are What I say is this: the effects of being born a biological man, as far as the sport of swimming is concerned, gives Thomas a distinct advantage over the biological women she is competing against. She is stronger. It’s that simple. And that strength is beneficial to your stroke, cornering, and endurance. Doping has the same effect.”

“Doping has the same effect.” Read this a few times and let the injustice sink in.

Because of the left , we are living – no, we are drowning – in an ocean of lies. If you’ve ever wondered why your kind and sweet friends on the left differ from you, here’s a big part of the answer: they don’t know what we know.

Search “Lia Thomas” on Google and you won’t find a single result in any conventional media. For example, no readers of The New York Times or The Washington Post know about the case. But those who know, know that Lia Thomas is a cheat.

Dennis Prager is a columnist for the Daily Signal, broadcaster and creator of PragerU.

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