Riley Gaines slams Joe Biden's proposed Title IX changes, recalls Lia Thomas exposing 'penis' in locker room

Gaines in her op-ed stated that Thomas was 'attracted to women' and recalled the time the trans athlete took out her penis in the women's locker room

Riley Gaines slams Joe Biden's proposed Title IX changes, recalls Lia Thomas exposing 'penis' in locker room
Riley Gaines Barker (L), a 2022 graduate from the University of Kentucky said she was forced to share a locker room with Lia Thomas (Kathryn Riley/Getty Images/[email protected])
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA: A college swimmer, who tied a swimming race with transgender athlete Lia Thomas has shared a horrific incident when she was forced to share a locker room with the latter. Riley Gaines Barker, a 2022 graduate of the University of Kentucky in an op-ed shared that Thomas “exposed male parts in our women's locker room."
 
Gaines had tied with Thomas for fifth place in the 200-yard freestyle NCAA championships in March. Gaines also took a dig at President Joe Biden in her op-ed on Fox Digital News for proposing to change national sports policies. Biden has proposed some monumental changes to the landmark Title IX civil rights law. Biden has sought to change the definition of 'sex' in the law to include 'gender' and 'gender identity,' which would allow transgender students to compete in female sports. Gaines, on her part, has also been openly critical of the NCAA for nominating Lia Thomas as the Female Athlete of the Year.
 
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‘I had no intention of undressing in front of a man’

Gaines in her op-ed also revealed that Thomas was “attracted to women” also recalling an incident from the time that the trans athlete took out her penis in the women's locker room to the horror of the other swimmers back in March. Her claim echoes one that had been mentioned earlier by another swimmer. Gaines stated, “At the NCAA Championships, I saw a 6'4' male exposing male parts in our women's locker room. To be perfectly clear, the anatomy I and many other women were forced to view, confirms Thomas is a male.”
 
Gaines added that she then asked National Collegiate Athletic Association officials where she could change “as I had no intention of undressing in front of a man.” She further stated, “They informed me that there were no protections in place for me to change in a space that Thomas did not have access to” adding, “To summarize, the NCAA put the onus on the female to avoid undressing in front of a biological man with biological parts who is sexually attracted to women. Let that sink in.”  

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Riley Gaines slams Joe Biden for proposing to change definition of 'sex'

In her latest op-ed, the young swimmer also used this opportunity to slam Joe Biden for proposing to change the definition of “sex” in a federal civil rights law to include “gender” and “gender identity.” The changes to Title IX, the 1972 law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or any other education program that receives funding from the federal government, would therefore allow transgender female athletes to compete against biological women in sports. Gaines in her op-ed stated that biological women would be placed at a disadvantage when competing against transgender women.

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In her essay, Gaines cited studies showing that biological males have, on average, a 10 percent advantage over biological women in terms of strength, agility, and stamina. She wrote, “The male body is developed from the womb to be the physically stronger and more athletic of the two sexes... yes, there are only two.” She added, “To put real numbers on the female-male deficit in my race, 10 percent of the 102 seconds it takes to swim the race is 10 seconds, which, not coincidentally, is exactly the difference between the men's and women's world records in the event.”

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In her op-ed, she slammed the NCAA for not "equally rewarding us for trying." She claimed the NCAA instead "gave Thomas the trophy that day for 'photo purposes' and assured me that mine would eventually come in the mail." Continuing her concerns with the proposed changes in Title IX, she wrote in conclusion, "It's time to take back Title IX and stand up and protect our girls and women. I was gifted Title IX by those who came before me, and I will fight relentlessly to give it to the young girls who have dreams to win at an elite level like I once did."

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