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While the controversy continues to build around the dominance of biological male collegiate athlete Lia Thomas at last week’s NCAA Women’s Swimming Competition, prominent women’s groups have been largely silent.
Fox News Digital contacted the Women’s Sports Foundation, the Black Women in Sport Foundation, the National Organization for Women, Champion Women and other advocacy groups for their views on the transgender athlete’s recent dominance in races against biological women.
None of the organizations responded to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
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Women’s advocacy groups are stuck in a pressured situation as they are forced to count on support for women in sports with their declared support for transgender women.
On its website, the Women’s Sports Foundation outlines its stance on transgender athletes and states, “The Women’s Sports Foundation supports the right of all athletes, including transgender athletes, to participate in athletic competitions that are fair, equitable and respectful of all.” However, the group did not respond to a query about Thomas’ case when asked by Fox News Digital.
Critics argue that Thomas should not be allowed to compete against women because of the physical advantages they say biological men have over female swimmers.
On the other hand, supporters say Thomas should be able to compete because the athlete is on track and identifies as a woman. They also point out that the NCAA has allowed Thomas to compete.
“We see the death of women’s sport right before our eyes in the name of some misplaced sense of justice,” Gina Ciarcia, a mother of five running for Congress in Virginia’s 7th District, told Fox News Digital.
“Female athletes see their hard work and lifelong dreams being torn away by biological men who are not talented enough to be competitive in male sports,” she continued.
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In addition, a group of women protesting outside the women’s NCAA Swimming Championships Last week, Fox News Digital reported that they have “gone away” from the Democratic Party and believe that many others have done the same.
“I was historically liberal. I would say I’m politically homeless now because I do not think Democrats care about women and girls,” an activist in the Save Women’s Sports group told Fox News Digital.
Women’s advocates do not agree with Democrats’ push to include biological men in women’s activities and posted outside Georgia Tech’s athletic center to protest Thomas competes at the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships last week.
Fox News’ Tyler O’Neil, Teny Sahakian and Matt Wall contributed to this report.