An activist argued facts over feelings poolside during the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) women’s swimming championship Thursday, stating with simple clarity on the matter of a man participating, “I’m not a vet, but I know what a dog is.”
Kellie-Jay Keen, the founder of the organization Standing for Women, was in attendance during the preliminary races leading up to the 500-yard freestyle final. The event had drawn national media attention after the NCAA decided to permit Lia Thomas, a biologically male swimmer, to compete with the women based on self-identification status.
The decision to allow Thomas to compete disregarded the NCAA’s rule that low levels of testosterone must be recorded for the 36 consecutive months leading up to the event in order to participate. Thomas went on to win the 500-yard event, but not before tensions flared in the stands.
“I’m not a vet but I know what a dog is.”
A clash of views as Lis Thomas races ahead at the NCAA 500 freestyle prelims. pic.twitter.com/X9J5yzmozd
— Madeleine Kearns (@madeleinekearns) March 17, 2022
In the video, Keen can be heard arguing with a masked spectator on the absurdity of permitting Thomas to compete. Keen attempted to get the unnamed debater to level on the clear advantages that Thomas possessed, asking if he thought that Thomas’ body was the same as the other competitors.
“Every body is different,” he weakly retorted.
To that Keen replied with a more direct question, “So you’re saying he doesn’t have male organs?”
As the individual found himself flustered in an attempt to maintain the use of Thomas’ preferred pronouns, Keen continued to hammer home her point, “I’m a woman. That’s not a woman. Do you have ovaries?”
It was then that the masked man attempted to discredit the logical and indisputable arguments Keen had made thus far by inquiring about Keen’s academic pedigree, “Are you a biologist?”
“Oh my God – don’t be ridiculous,” Keen stated, sounding appalled at the lengths the debater was taking to dispute facts even Thomas would admit to be true. That was when Keen simplified the discussion for the floundering progressive zealot, “I’m not a vet, but I know what a dog is.”
Unrelenting, she went on, “You rely on stupid arguments because you don’t have an argument. I’m not an astrophysicist but I know what space is.”
Making no claims to be a biologist himself, the gentleman followed up by stating, “that doesn’t mean you know how space works,” while purporting to want to continue a “real conversation” on the topic.
“If you don’t think this is going to destroy women’s sports, if this is alright with you, then I’m sorry, but it’s insane. It’s absolutely insane,” Keen could be heard declaring at the end of the video clip.
Many in attendance and those who watched from home felt similarly as cheers and congratulations were offered to Emma Weyant, the University of Virginia student and Olympic silver medalist who finished in second place to Thomas.
Felipe Delgado, who swam for Ecuador at the 1996 and 2002 Olympics, has been chronicling the competition where his daughter and 2020 Olympic athlete, Anicka, is set to race against Thomas Saturday.
When Thomas had placed out of the medal ranks in the 200 yard freestyle swim, Delgado shared that the attendees celebrated that the female swimmers had prevailed.
A celebration as if the entire team won the @NCAASwimDive meet. It wasn’t that. This celebration happened because Taylor Ruck won the 200 free, and many people in attendance breathed a sigh of relief! pic.twitter.com/c6f4yiQW4X
— Felipe Delgado (@fdelgado101) March 19, 2022
Delgado has expressed his concern that this has carried on too long and there will be serious negative impacts if this is allowed to reach the international events and Olympic level. He also lays no fault with Thomas, instead assigning all of the blame on those who run the events and permitted this to go on without creating a space for transgender athletes.
Caitlyn Jenner has also spoken out to that end, pointing out that Thomas has followed the rules, but that the rules are unfair and don’t make sense.
Thank you @seanhannity and @HeyTammyBruce for having a conversation grounded in common sense. All we want to do is protect women’s and girls sports! It’s that simple. And calling out the libelous, defamatory lies of @PinkNews and @emilychudy @benjamincohen https://t.co/pt8shvyyIS
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) March 19, 2022
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