For at least one college guy, the current fashion for transgenderism is working out this way: He gets to undress in the same locker room with nearly three dozen fit, real female athletes, exhibit his genitals to them … and then date them as well.
And, for “Lia” Thomas, the University of Pennsylvania women’s swim team star, it also means winning everything and breaking records.
Because he feels he is a woman.
Members of the team are getting a little suspicious, though. Some are saying they’re uncomfortable changing in the locker room with him/her.
“It’s definitely awkward because Lia still has male body parts and is still attracted to women,” one anonymous swimmer said to the Daily Mail. Thomas has reportedly told her teammates that “she” still likes to date women.
Thomas, 22, spent three years swimming on the men’s team before starting to “transition” to being a woman. Now that he has settled in with the girls, other team members are starting to voice misgivings. They have spoken to coaches about getting Thomas to change elsewhere from the rest of the team, but their concerns have seemed to fall on deaf ears.
Why? Because the needs of the transgender male seem to overshadow those of real women who want respect and privacy — and who are afraid of being labeled “transphobic.”
“If this gets a little bit bigger, I might go on the record, but I’m definitely a little afraid,” the teammate told the Daily Mail. “What I’m afraid of is that potential employers will Google my name and see commentary about things I said and think, oh, this person’s transphobic.”
The teammate said that Thomas “seems like she enjoys” all the attention the news coverage has brought.
“It’s affected all of us way more than it’s affected her,” Thomas’ teammate said.
“ … We were basically told that we could not ostracize Lia by not having her in the locker room and that there’s nothing we can do about it, that we basically have to roll over and accept it, or we cannot use our own locker room. … It’s really upsetting because Lia doesn’t seem to care how it makes anyone else feel. The 35 of us are just supposed to accept being uncomfortable in our own space and locker room for, like, the feelings of one.
“The school was so focused on making sure Lia was okay, and doing everything they possibly could do for her, that they didn’t even think about the rest of us.”