The NCAA is under fire once again because of Lia Thomas, the swimmer from Penn that sparked criticism after being a transgender woman being allowed to compete alongside biological women at the college level, now All-American swimmer out of Kentucky, Riley Gaines has come out and talk about the issue.
Riley Gaines doesn’t agree with the NCAA’s decision
Gaines is a 12 time All-American and 5 time SEC champion out of Kentucky that went on FOX News’ “America Reports,” to say that the NCAA forced her and other athletes to share a locker room with Lia Thomas, where they all were exposed to Thomas’ male genitalia.
“Of course, we competed against Thomas, we were not forewarned beforehand that we would be sharing a locker room with Lia. We did not give our consent. They did not ask for our consent,” Gaines expressed.
The former Kentucky swimmer said that what bothered her the most was the locker room situation, rather than Thomas dominating the competition.
“That to me was worse than the competition piece. Not even probably a year, two years ago, this would’ve been considered some form of sexual assault. Voyeurism. But now, not even are they now just allowing it to happen, it’s almost as if these large organizations are encouraging it to happen. Of course, after NCAA Championships, the NCAA nominated then nominated Thomas for NCAA Women of the Year. So we’re celebrating this movement.”She then went on to share that she and other athletes were exposed to Thomas’ male genitaIia.
“In that locker room we turned around and there’s a 6’4″ biological man dropping his pants and watching us undress, and we’re exposed to male genitalia.”