Riley Gaines, 15 Other Female Athletes Sue NCAA Over Transgender Madness

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by Tyler Durden
Friday, Mar 15, 2024 - 11:20 PM

In the latest attack on transgender madness in women's sports, former University of Kentucky Wildcats swimmer Riley Gaines and 15 other female athletes have filed suit against the NCAA alleging violations of federal Title IX law arising from its insertion of man-to-woman transgender athletes into women's competition. 

“The NCAA’s most basic job is to protect the fairness and safety of competition, but instead the NCAA...continues to openly discriminate against women,” Gaines told The Free Press.   

Eight of the 16 plaintiffs who are trying to put an end to male intrusion into women's athletics (via The Free Press)

Much of the complaint centers on what women experienced at the 2022 national swimming championships. Infamously, man-to-woman transgender Penn Quaker Lia Thomas was not only allowed to compete against women, but was also given use of the women's locker room -- as described in this excerpt from the 156-page complaint

The first time most of the Plaintiffs became aware of Thomas’ access to the women’s locker rooms and restrooms...was: (1) when Thomas walked in on them while they were fully naked or in a state of substantial undress....(2) when they unwittingly walked in on Thomas and observed Thomas undressed with male genitalia exposed...or (3) when Thomas undressed in front of them

NC State Wolfpack swimmer Kylee Alons chose to change in a "dimly lit storage and utility closet" behind a set of bleachers, rather than risk being caught naked by Thomas or having to see him stand around naked, displaying his manhood. “I was literally racing U.S. and Olympic gold medalists and I was changing in a storage closet at this elite-level meet. I just felt that my privacy and safety were being violated in the locker room," Alons told the Free Press

Women's racing suits are so tight they "require 15 to 20 minutes to put on," notes the complaint. “While you’re doing this, you’re exposed,” said Kaitlynn Wheeler, another Kentucky swimmer, to the Free Press. “You can’t stand there and hold a towel around you while putting the suit on at the same time.” 

Thomas, who wasn't a noteworthy athlete when competing against fellow men, won the women's national championship in the 500m freestyle by a huge margin, beating three female Olympic medalists in the spectacle. 

Among the plaintiffs is Tylor Mathieu of the University of Florida Gators, who didn't make it to the final of the 500 free because Thomas took the slot. The inclusion of Thomas also cost Mathieu first-team All-American honors. 

Gaines noted that the NCAA swimming championship environment was even more Orwellian due to Title IX fanfare that accompanied it: 

The NCAA was passing around shirts that said ‘50 years of Title IX’ and ‘50 years of creating opportunities for women,’ but these were the same people who were actively taking our opportunities away and telling us we weren’t worthy to be called champions, and instead this man, who merely says he is a woman, is.” 

Hammering home the irrationality of the NCAA's approach, the plaintiffs says the NCAA allows "men to compete on women’s teams with a testosterone level that is five times higher than the highest recorded testosterone level for elite female athletes.” It asserts that, regardless of having taken hormone suppressing drugs, post-pubescent men have a biological edge "which no woman can achieve without doping.”   

The plaintiffs want to force the NCAA to retract Lia Thomas's 2022 championship title and give it to then-Virginia Cavalier Emma Weyant

The lawsuit was organized by the Independent Council on Women's Sports, a group that exists to "promote and protect women's sports." The plaintiffs, who also include track, tennis and volleyball athletes, are demanding that the NCAA make rule changes to bar biological males from women's competition, revoke awards previously given to men who beat women, and also pay "damages for pain and suffering, mental and emotional distress, suffering and anxiety, expense costs and other damages due to defendants’ wrongful conduct.”