Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a former Olympian is frustrated with Lia Thomas, a transgender swimmer. He believes that such things are not fair for other competitors and that Lia has no right to compete in the women's category.
"It is my determination that men should not be competing against women such as Emma Weyant, robbing women and girls of achievements, awards, and scholarships," DeSantis wrote on social media He believes the NCAA made a big mistake with that move By allowing men to compete in women's sports, the NCAA is destroying opportunities for women, making a mockery of its championships, and perpetuating a fraud," DeSantis said in his tweet alongside the statement.
"In Florida, we reject these lies and recognize Sarasota's Emma Weyant as the best women's swimmer in the 500y freestyle," DeSantis added.
Lia Thomas reactions
And many of her other colleagues have complained about Lia Thomas, as she is attracting a lot of attention.
However, not everyone criticizes her "It's been weird because if I stand next to Lia, then suddenly my photograph emerges in some news outlet," her teammate Andie Myers told ESPN. "It's weird."
"I knew that there were going to be people that didn't want Lia to swim or didn't think that it was fair, but I definitely was not expecting people to be speaking out like they were," Hadley DeBruyn told ESPN.
"I think that that is what shocked me the most." Hogshead-Makar, also a famous swimmer who fights for sesual rights, had an interesting statement
"There are two philosophies that are clashing right now," Hogshead-Makar said.
"One is an ideology of gender identity and the other one is the idea of science and biology. The ideology is trans women are women. For the most part, people were onboard for the idea that you want transgender people to be welcome in employment and public accommodations.
But then there's the biology part of it when it comes to medical treatment, or women's sports. That ideology is not fact. It is not a fact that trans women are women."