Caitlyn Jenner, a transgender ex-Olympian who won gold in the decathlon, does not appear to support Lia Thomas, a transgender swimmer who is currently competing in the women’s category. In her column for the New York Post, Jenner spoke honestly about Lia Thomas and the injustice done to other swimmers.
"For a time, I felt sports and my Olympic accomplishments defined who I was as a person. But, eventually, I was fortunate enough to learn who I am and to live my life authentically when I came out as transgender."- she wrote in her column for New York Post.
Jenner, as a transgender person, was the first to be asked to comment on Lia Thomas, but surprisingly, Jenner reacted in a way no one expected. "That is why the case of transgender NCAA swimmer Lia Thomas has resonated so strongly with me What Lia has done, beating biological women to win a Division I national championship, is anathema to what sports represents and the spirit of competition."- she continued.
Lia Thomas: Genetic superiority
What frustrates many, not only Caitlyn Jenner, is the fact that Thomas has a genetic predisposition that allows her to dominate the female category. However, the ‘big’ organizations justify all this by the fact that Lia has undergone hormone therapy and has the right to compete.
"Watching Lia completely dominate the competition was heartbreaking and maddening at the same time. My heart broke for the female athletes who worked their entire lives to reach the pinnacle of the sport just to have it overshadowed by this controversy" Jenner emphasizes that this is a blow to the female gender and that certain measures must be taken in order to prevent such things from happening again.
"This issue is bigger than any single person. It is bigger than Lia Thomas. It is bigger than myself. This is about a generation of women who are under assault from the woke mob. "