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Re: Lia Thomas

Post by Bobcat4Ever » Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:04 pm

RickRund wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:07 pm
ilovethecats wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:18 am
wbtfg wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:14 am
NCAA updates policy on transgender participation, to let each sport set eligibility requirements


https://www.espn.com/college-sports/sto ... =148864196
This is a step in the right direction in my opinion. I think all anyone should want is complete fairness in the competitiveness in sports. Thomas was just the first example of the work that needs to be done.

Who knows. If people keep transitioning from one sex to another maybe we'll get to a point where they have a class of their own where they can still compete, but on a level playing field.

If nothing else it's been fascinating to follow and I expect there to be more examples in the future to base our opinions off of.
Great news. I am very confident the ncaa can do a great job creating a level playing field ](*,) ](*,) :roll: :roll:
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Re: Lia Thomas

Post by grizzh8r » Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:10 pm



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Re: Lia Thomas

Post by RickRund » Sat Jan 29, 2022 10:09 am

Thank you for the link...


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Re: Lia Thomas

Post by RickRund » Fri Feb 04, 2022 11:45 am

16 members of the Penn women's team have stated he shouldn't be allowed to compete in the championships. They have no problem with his transition, choice of gender.

Lia was the 462nd rated men's swimmer and the number 1 rated women's swimmer...


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Re: Lia Thomas

Post by rivercat » Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:10 pm

RickRund wrote:
Fri Feb 04, 2022 11:45 am
16 members of the Penn women's team have stated he shouldn't be allowed to compete in the championships. They have no problem with his transition, choice of gender.

Lia was the 462nd rated men's swimmer and the number 1 rated women's swimmer...
And this is the letter that made the news 2 days prior:

"We want to express our full support for Lia in her transition," the athletes said. "We value her as a person, teammate, and friend. The sentiments put forward by an anonymous member of our team are not representative of the feelings, values, and opinions of the entire Penn team, composed of 39 women with diverse backgrounds."

That statement was not signed, but a Penn spokesperson said it represented "several" members of the team.

Apparently the "anonymous member" includes 16 team members out of 39 that were WILLING to put their name on a letter saying that Thomas competing against biological females is unfair. The letter of support for Thomas competing was anonymous but represented "several" members of the team.

Maybe logic will creep its way back into competitive sports.


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