Earlier this week, Lia Thomas made history as first out trans woman to win Division I NCAA swimming championship. On Thursday (17 March), Thomas finished first in the women’s 500-yard freestyle. She is competing in 2 more competitions this weekend as well. The history making win helped resurface some old Caitlyn Jenner trans athlete comments and in the last couple of days since Thomas’ win Jenner has doubled down on the opinion.
The multi-million dollar worth Caitlyn Jenner, former reality TV star, has made her stance known through tweets that have brought her to the top of the Twitter trending table. Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as athlete and Olympian Bruce Jenner, and is father to famous reality TV personalities; Kylie and Kendall Jenner.
Jenner originally tweeted an opinion about trans women athletes back in January. There was heavy backlash amongst the transgender community, as well as support and mixed feelings in between.
I’ve said from the beginning, biological boys should not compete against biological girls…this Woke world we’re living in right now isn’t working.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) January 19, 2022
In the latest comments to Daily Mail, Caitlyn Jenner trans athletes opinion once again was made clear.
“I don’t think biological boys should compete in women’s sports – we have to protect women’s sports… that’s the bottom line”, Jenner, 72, said.
“I don’t see how you can be happy beating other girls under these circumstances. You have to have a sense of personal responsibility. You can still enjoy sports but not play at a competitive level, right?”
PinkNews was one of the first outlets to push back on the Jenner comments, calling Jenner out. They also note that Jenner recently participated in a women’s golf tournament.
Jenner quoted the tweet and offered an explanation. Jenner asserted, “I had the balls to stand for women in sports.”
No, I just had the balls to stand up for women and girls in sports. https://t.co/FEl2Hav5z6
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) March 17, 2022
Jenner also pushed back on the notion that she competes in women’s golf tournaments in separate tweets.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) March 18, 2022
There were many opinions on both sides of the argument on Twitter over the last 24 hours. Unfortunately, Lia Thomas has to compete through this cloud all weekend and in events to come as these debates continue across the country.
Here’s just some of what Twitter had to say about the Caitlyn Jenner trans athlete comments.
I love how rich, privileged women like JK Rowling & Caitlyn Jenner are really out here saying people with penises are inherently stronger & better at sports than people with vaginas, & TERFs are just like “Yes queen slay, we are so weak & bad at sports lol”
— Strewth 🏳️⚧️ #TeamWillowPill (@StrewthQueen) March 18, 2022
Bruce Jenner won gold against men. One of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen.
Caitlyn Jenner knows better than anyone that women are at a competitive disadvantage when trans athletes take over. #SaveWomenSports
— Shukri Abdirahman (@ShuForCongress) March 18, 2022
In April 2020, Caitlyn Jenner gave an interview to journalist Dawn Ennis and said that trans athletes should be able to compete freely. She was very confident in this view. Eight months later, she reversed herself when running for Governor of California.
Folks… it’s a grift.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️⚧️🇺🇦 (@cmclymer) March 18, 2022
Oh Jesus, not Caitlyn Jenner trending to end the week.
Caitlyn Jenner is just another selfish, oppressed, privileged white Republican woman who, like other selfish, oppressed, privileged white Republican women, doesn’t care about “other women”.
Stop making stupid people trend. pic.twitter.com/mTs4WFbUfd
— Rick 🇺🇦🌻 (@RicksIcyRevenge) March 18, 2022
Transgender women are women.
Transgender men are men.
Cisgender people aren’t the default for either gender.
Stop citing Caitlyn Jenner and J.K. Rowing to uphold your confirmation bias on this issue.
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) March 18, 2022
Still accepted that “woman of the year” title though. I’m having a hard time seeing the difference.
— Bill Billiams 🇺🇸 (@BilliamThaGr8) March 17, 2022
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