Caitlyn Jenner, the former athlete and biological male who transgendered to a female several decades after his 1976 gold medal Olympics victory, came out publicly last week in strong opposition to biological males competing in women’s sports.
Interviewing on Fox News, Jenner explained that women’s sports need protection from biological males. Jenner argued that “I’ve said from the beginning, should not be playing in women’s sports.”
Recently, transgendered swimmer Lia Thomas of the University of Pennsylvania attracted a great deal of attention for wiping out the competition in a women’s swimming competition. Thomas, competing in a 1650 free last month, beat the next-best swimmer by a full 38 seconds.
Jenner, whose recent foray into politics included a bid at the California gubernatorial position in the recall election, pointed out that Thomas’s inclusion in the sport is “not good” from the perspective of both the transgender community and women’s sports.
Jenner said that she didn’t explain why Thomas was competing at all. It’s self-evident that it’s no competition at all when Thomas’s biological base as a boy offers her so much advantage that “she’s beating the competition by two laps.” Jenner added that because Thomas grew up as a biological male, that she possesses a larger cardiovascular and respiratory system, as well as having larger hands to help her swim faster.
“All of this woke world that we’re living in right now is not working,” Jenner noted.
WOKENESS is killing women's sports!
Watch below: pic.twitter.com/m1BhT6zbKv
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) January 20, 2022
On Wednesday, the NCAA issued a statement explaining that its board of governors voted in favor of supporting transgender athletes on a “sport-by-sport” basis. Their statement added that the new policy requests that the “national governing body” of any given sport should carefully review the consequences of transgender participation.
For instance, they pointed out, for the 2022 winter Olympic championships, transgender student-athletes will be required to document sport-specific testosterone levels starting a month before their championship selections.
Author: Nicholas Ross