VIDEO PROOF: NCAA TELLS SPORTSWOMEN THEY CEASE TO EXIST IN WRITING, ONLY TRANS MEN EXIST
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) hosted several female athletes who had been forced to compete against men in school sports during a discussion Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol in honor of "National Girls and Women in Sports Day."
One of the athletes, Riley Gaines, recalled her now infamous experience racing in last year's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) swimming championship against Lia Thomas, a man living as a transgender woman. She also condemned the NCAA's approach to the "locker room scene."
"Not only were we being forced to compete against biological men, change in a locker room with biological men who, keep in mind, were fully intact with male genitalia, it was at this point I realized we as female athletes were being sidelined to men and reduced to a photo op, which of course makes a mockery of everything I've dedicated my life to," Gaines said.
Gaines, a decorated student athlete, tied Thomas in the 200 freestyle down to a hundredth of a second in March 2022, pitting both swimmers in fifth place with only one fifth-place trophy available.......................
No one within the NCAA is willing to acknowledge us, our feelings, our safety, our privacy," Gaines said.
I feel like it's really only happened in the past couple weeks where I'm- get emotional talking about the locker room scene because it is just so wild that you can turn around and see a 6'4 biological man pull his pants down watching you undress, and no one is willing to stick up for you? I've done a good job of not getting emotional, but I see what all is on the line. & I am fortunate, or hopeful, one day that I'll be able to have little daughters, and I do not ever want to have to imagine them in a situation where they're faced with that.