Megyn Kelly blasted the University of Pennsylvania after it nominated Lia Thomas, a biological male who identifies as a female, as NCAA’s “Woman of the Year,” calling the move a “disgrace.”
“After a season of dumping on its female swimmers, forcing them to compete against a biological man who now says he is a woman, forcing them to share a locker room with said swimmer, dismissing their and their parents’ concerns summarily at every turn, even telling the female swimmers what they needed if they objected to the trans swimmer was therapy,” said Kelly.
“The university now sticks a final thumb in the woman’s eyes, nominating this trans swimmer who goes by the name Lia Thomas as the University of Pennsylvania’s NCAA ‘Woman of the Year.’ This is a disgrace,” Kelly claimed. “Lia Thomas is not a woman.”
“Lia Thomas is a trans woman who lived the first 20 years of her life as Will Thomas, a man,” Kelly continued. “She only decided to transition in 2020, after swimming three seasons as a middling competitor on the men’s team, ranking in the mid 500s. On the woman’s team, the very next year, ranked number one.”
The host then asked her audience how a person who lives “20 years as a man, two as a woman” winds up anyone’s “woman of the year?” She said it must be “some kind of sick joke meant to increase resentment towards trans people.”
Kelly went on to say she believes President Joe Biden’s administration has already signaled its plan to push reforms of Title IX, including “making the girls team accept biological men, who say they are trans women.”
The host then laid out her case against the university, noting that the UPenn biological women swimmers “worked hard as young girls to make it in swimming, to make it to Ivy League swimming.”
“I mean not for not nothing, but they swam with growing breasts, growing hips, more fat on their bodies, less upper body strength, than their male competitors,” the former Fox News host pointed out. “They swam with shorter legs…thinner and weaker muscles than the boys. They swam with periods, and cramps, and bloating. ”
“And the women on that team and the others at the college level did it all despite these relative physical disadvantages when compared to their male colleagues,” she added. “Then at UPenn in the course of one year, they saw their medals, first place finishes, NCAA tournament spots, and records stolen from them by a person who was a crappy male swimmer on the men’s team months earlier.”
Kelly then concluded her monologue by noting that UPenn is “ready to shive Thomas’ female teammates” with the “Woman of the Year” nomination.
“Lia Thomas is not woman of the year,” Kelly said. “That title belongs to one of the women who dealt with all the physical and emotional challenges and opportunities that come with being an actual woman…Not to a six-foot-three biological man who, within the last two years, declared that he was a woman. Period.”