The transgender swimmer that I refuse to label with female pronouns is making his female colleagues uncomfortable in the locker room with his partial nudity and nobody is doing anything about it:
DAILY MAIL – 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 glimpsed her residual manhood.
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.’
She said UPenn’s handling of the locker room issue is emblematic of the school’s overall approach to the Lia Thomas controversy, with school bending over backwards to make Thomas feel welcome without seeming to care how it affects her teammates.
‘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 DailyMail.com.
‘It just seems like the women who built this program and the people who were here before Lia don’t matter. And it’s frustrating because Lia doesn’t really seem to be bothered by all the attention, not at all. Actually she seems like she enjoys it. It’s affected all of us way more than it’s affected her.’
The school released a terse statement last month that it was offering mental health services to student-athletes.
The school is basically telling these girls that if they are offended by seeing “residual manhood”, then they can talk to a counselor about it.
Thomas, who was on the UPenn men’s team during her first three years, has been blowing women’s swimming records out of the water.
Her domination has prompted some of her teammates to voice their concerns, but without being named.
The swimmer who spoke with DailyMail.com said only two or three members actually support the status quo. Still, most others are scared to speak out, with the school prohibiting students from talking to the media.
‘There are a lot of cowards who don’t want to cause any kind of conflict or worry that they might get looked at the wrong way,’ she said.
As for herself, she said, ‘If this gets a little bit bigger, I might go on the record, but I’m definitely a little afraid. 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.’
She and teammates also discussed the possibility of protesting at a swim meet, but ultimately decided that was too risky.
With the advent of social media, which puts cancel culture on steroids, I honestly don’t blame any of these girls for not wanting to speak out publicly. Their careers could be ruined in seconds if they get labeled as transphobic, especially if they go anywhere near hollywood or liberal big business.
But Katie Pavlich gets to the heart of the issue in this complaint, asking how is this not a violation of these women’s rights?
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
Absolutely. Do they not have a right to privacy? Why do they have to undress in front of a man just because he calls himself a woman??? Why do these girls have to look at his ding dong just because the school wants to normalize his mental illness? It’s completely unfair and outrageous, as Pavlich points out, and the school should not tolerate it. But they do because women don’t have rights any longer in liberal America. Those rights now belong to men.