Wokeness continues to seep into every nook and cranny of American culture.
Not even sports have been able to resist.
Now liberals are making a mockery of sports with one absurd move.
Democrats like to proclaim themselves the party of science, yet they seem to have forgotten basic biology.
Everybody knows that there are sex differences between male and female, but leftists have convinced themselves otherwise.
And the radical transgender movement is a clear representation of that.
In recent years, mediocre or subpar male athletes have transitioned to female and cleaned up in the female division.
This has happened in MMA, track, weightlifting, and swimming.
Lia Thomas, a male-to-female transgender swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania, has suddenly dominated women’s swimming.
Thomas was second-team All-Ivy League as a male competitor, but after taking off one year to transition, Thomas is now smashing women’s swimming records.
And fellow swimmers are not happy about it.
“Even after a Wednesday team meeting where a source says Penn administration ‘strongly advised’ its swimmers to avoid talking to the media about the situation surrounding transgender Penn swimmer Lia Thomas, a second female Penn swimmer has stepped forward to speak out…The second female Penn swimmer to speak out, who was granted anonymity due to what is viewed as threats from the university, activists, and the political climate, wants people to know that Penn swimmers are ‘angry’ over the lack of fairness in the sport as Lia Thomas destroys the record books and brings fellow teammates to tears.”
At a recent meet, Thomas beat teammate Anna Kalandadze by an absurd 38 seconds in the 1650 meter freestyle.
Thomas’s times are not far off from the NCAA all-time women’s records:
Thomas’s current best times racing for the women’s team:
200 free: 1:41.93
500 free: 4:34:06
1650 free: 15:59.71
NCAA women’s swimming records:
200 free: 1:39:10 (Missy Franklin)
500 free: 4:24:06 (Katie Ledecky)
1650 free: 15:03:31 (Katie Ledecky)
Thomas’s times as a female competitor are only slightly slower than previous times on the men’s team.
The anonymous Penn teammate said:
“They feel so discouraged because no matter how much work they put in it, they’re going to lose….Usually everyone claps, everyone is yelling and cheering when someone wins a race. Lia touched the wall and it was just silent in there…When [Penn swimmer] Anna [Kalandadze] finished second, the crowd erupted in applause.”
Worse yet, Thomas doesn’t seem to be handling the situation with humility.
Thomas allegedly said, “That was so easy. I was cruising,” and after a dissatisfying time in the 500 meter race replied, “At least I’m still number one in the country.”
That response triggered the anonymous teammate to say:
“Well, obviously she’s number one in the country because she’s at a clear physical advantage after having gone through male puberty and getting to train with testosterone for years…Of course you’re number one in the country when you’re beating a bunch of females. That’s not something to brag about.”
Leftists are so caught up in their insane ideology, they cannot see—or simply do not care—that they have become a parody of themselves.