The University of Pennsylvania’s woke academics are continuing to do their best to unravel decades of progress women have made in collegiate and professional sports.
Earlier this week, the Ivy League school nominated transgender female/biologically male swimmer Lia Thomas for the prestigious “NCAA Woman Of the Year” award.
“The NCAA announced all 577 nominees — up to two females student-athletes per eligible school — on Thursday,” The Daily Wire reported.
The outlet notes further:
The award was established in 1991 and meant to recognize “female student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in their community, in athletics and in academics throughout their college careers.”
Thomas, 22, competed on the men’s team at the University of Pennsylvania before coming out as transgender in 2019 and starting testosterone blockers and estrogen. Last year, the swimmer competed on the women’s team, sparking a national debate. In March, Thomas won the NCAA Division I national championship after winning the women’s 500-yard freestyle event.
Needless to say, UPenn’s decision to nominate someone born as a male got a high degree of pushback, especially online.
“It isn’t ‘inclusion’ that leads the Ivy League to pull stunts like this,” “Irreversible Damage” author Abigail Shrier commented. “It’s misogyny – and utter contempt for the truth.”
It isn’t ‘inclusion’ that leads the Ivy League to pull stunts like this.
It’s misogyny – and utter contempt for the truth.https://t.co/AcxZ8WWWD4
— Abigail Shrier (@AbigailShrier) July 16, 2022
“Academia speaks!” added Michael Doran, a senior fellow and director of the Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East at Hudson Institute.
Academia speaks! https://t.co/HosqchG0Sm
— Mike (@Doranimated) July 15, 2022
“EVERY WOMAN IN THE NCAA MUST BOYCOTT,” writer Kimberly Morin declared. “They are pushing for MEN to ERASE WOMEN. If you allow it, they will continue and you will reap what you sow and you will AID in the DESTRUCTION of women’s sports.”
EVERY WOMAN IN THE NCAA MUST BOYCOTT. They are pushing for MEN to ERASE WOMEN. If you allow it, they will continue and you will reap what you sow and you will AID in the DESTRUCTION of women’s sports https://t.co/oE9GrB7XRn
— Kimberly Morin (@Conservativeind) July 16, 2022
“They won’t ease up,” said talk radio host Dom Giordano.
They won’t ease up. https://t.co/FhGIEgXASc
— Dom Giordano (@DomShow1210) July 15, 2022
“The patriarchy strikes again,” another Twitter user observed.
The patriarchy strikes again. https://t.co/f7iao1EoMj
— 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐠 (@CasuallyGreg) July 15, 2022
“In a direct attack on its female athletes, UPenn suggests transgendered person as NCAA Woman of the Year Award,” Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton offered.
In a direct attack on its female athletes, UPenn suggests transgendered person as NCAA Woman of the Year Award. https://t.co/WlIcVXFXbv
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) July 15, 2022
“As a woman who was born a woman at birth and had to fight against a lot of bulls*** for 33 years to get where I am in my career. This PISSES me off,” Brielle Ann commented.
As a woman who was born a woman at birth and had to fight against a lot of bullshit for 33 years to get where I am in my career. This PISSES me off https://t.co/7NcUYoV1fu
— Brielle Ann (@brielleann) July 16, 2022
The Daily Wire noted further:
One UPenn female swimmer, who remained anonymous out of fear of retribution, told bestselling author and podcast host Matt Walsh in The Daily Wire’s groundbreaking documentary “What Is a Woman?” that even basic concerns about the locker room were not allowed to be brought up. If they were, she said, it was clear you’d be smeared as “transphobic.”
Notably, Thomas still has a penis and has not had surgery to remove it and dates females, according to teammates.