Trans Ivy League swimmer, Lia Thomas, made the news earlier this year setting records and knocking all of the biologically female competition right out of the water. Not literally out of the pool, but certainly out of the running, er, swimming. The swimmer’s advantageous strength and build were well demonstrated in comparison to female competitors. Recently nominated as “woman of the year,” Thomas and the surrounding controversy are back in the spotlight.

Not only is Thomas a new woman, but THE woman of the entire year. What does that say about other women?

When, exactly, do women get to question being replaced by self-proclaimed women, who have also experienced life as a man? Feminists are outraged when women are excluded, but where are they when they are replaced?

At least some women have taken notice.

Female athletes are reminded all over again that their right to compete in a sport at a level where they can be competitive with training and tremendous effort is no longer a sure thing.  The right that feminists fought for is being replaced by the push for trans acceptance.

Not everyone is cheering the nomination. There was some backlash in response to the nomination, as cited in The Post Millennial. If anyone has a right to question the decision, it is the athletes who would otherwise be well in the running for the honor.

If it is attention, or acceptance, or recognition of superior athleticism that Thomas seeks, all of it has been garnered by some measure. The question remains, how far will Thomas take this?

This person has accepted medals for dominating women in a sport that they were not nearly as successful at as a male with seemingly selfish ambition. Thus far, Lia Thomas has not demonstrated much regard or concern for fellow athletes.