Famed Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines was a 12-time All-American and SEC champion for Kentucky. She has seen a lot and done a lot for her college. However, a meet last year with the University of Pennsylvania and other schools has her speaking out against the current NCAA guidelines following the already distinct biological advantage Thomas has.
Appearing on Fox News on February 8th, Gaines informed the “American Reports” hosts just how little the NCAA cares about biological women having their privacy. “We were not forewarned beforehand that we would be sharing a locker room with Lia. We did not give our consent, they did not ask for our consent, but in that locker room, we turned around, and there’s a 6’4″ biological man dropping his pants and watching us undress, and we were exposed to male genitalia.”
Gaines continued explaining “That, to me, was worse than the competition piece. Not even probably a year, two years ago, this would have been considered some form of sexual assault, voyeurism. But now, not even are they just allowing it to happen, it’s almost as if these large organizations are encouraging it to happen.”
Her complaints with the NCAA and the way they have handled the idea of transgendered athletes in sports are not uncommon. Thus far there has yet to be a biological woman who welcomed and agreed with the idea of giving up their privacy or being able to compete on an even playing field. Who can blame them though?
As Gaines said, this is being forced upon biological women. They are being forced to give up scholarships, locker room privacy, records, and the true spirit of the word “competition.” Denying them a voice in the decision sends the wrong message to these athletes and women across the globe.
Despite the argument posed by the left, this is not about hate. This is about respect for our biological women and allowing them to avoid sexual assault like this. By encouraging them to compete at the highest levels we send them the message that they are seen, heard, and respected.
Letting some dude who fails in men’s sports come and dominate the women’s league just because they discovered their feminine side is not right.