Tennis star Martina Navratilova began a vocal disapproval of UPenn's decision to nominate transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, a biological male, for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.
“Not enough fabulous biological women athletes, NCAA?!? What is wrong with you?!!!!!!!?” she tweeted after the announcement.
NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines tweeted a photo of herself and Thomas, captioned, “Being the real girl in that photo and also University of Kentucky’s nominee for NCAA WOTY, this is yet another slap in the face to women. First, a female national title and now nominated for the pinnacle award in collegiate athletics. The @NCAA has made this award worthless.”
Former NCAA champion swimmer Marshi Smith added, “How many women’s awards are we willing to surrender? The Ivy League choosing a male as their nominee is doubling down on their anti-woman campaign.”
It's a requirement for schools to nominate a "woke" candidate who is a minority or otherwise intersectional in one way, so Thomas was a shoe-in for the nod, but how can the NCAA and UPenn not see that allowing biological males to compete against women will be the death of women's sports?
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