Caitlyn Jenner, who was biologically a man but is now a trans-woman, spoke in defense of women’s sports by stating that biological men should not be allowed to compete. Caitlyn won the gold medal at the 1976 Olympics back when Jenner was not a transgender.
In an article, Jenner wrote that women’s sports must be protected at any cost. Jenner referred to transgender Lia Thomas’ win at the 500-yard freestyle in March at the NCAA Championships as a setback to what women’s sports represent. She said it was against the spirit of competition for a biological man to be competing against biological women.
Due to biological differences, Lia Thomas finished a second faster than the runner-up. She became the first female swimmer from the University of Pennsylvania to hold an individual NCAA title.
Jenner wrote how Thomas’ domination of the competition made her feel sad and angry at the same time as it was unfair to the female athletes who worked hard for years to reach this position. Their moment had been overshadowed by controversy, and Jenner felt the NCAA gave in to the ‘woke intellectual’ mob instead of protecting the female swimmers.
Although Mia Thomas had lost races during other legs of the competition, they had generated enough controversy for competing against women. Thomas came 8th in the 100-yard freestyle and tied 5th in the 200-yard freestyle.
As a recent contributor for Fox News and a former GOP candidate, Jenner believes that trans participation in sports is a crucial cultural issue that is important for both the midterm and 2024 elections. Jenner wanted to work with various political groups and candidates to raise awareness about women’s rights in sports while supporting and respecting the decision of those who identify as a gender different from their sex assigned at birth.
Jenner seeks to take the issue to Capitol Hill in hopes of discussing a solution for the problem while including people from both sides of the story. She claims the issue is more significant than Lia Thomas or herself; instead, it is about an entire generation of women that need to be protected.