Should athletes born male be allowed to compete in sports against females?

A Pennsylvania swimmer born male, Lia Thomas, is claiming to be female and competing against women, smashing Ivy League records.


Why should competition be fair?


males will dominate in sports.

Lia Thomas was previously part of the men’s team of University of Pennsylvania for 3 years. Thomas won two recent races in the Ivy League, taking first place in the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle races.

Needless to say, Thomas created controversy exacerbating an ongoing debate about whether transgender athletes should be allowed to compete in the gender category of their choice. This led to a resignation from a member of USA Swimming, Cynthia Millen, who said “I can no longer participate in a sport that allows biological men to compete against women.”

Laurel Hubbard, a New Zealand weightlifter, is another famous example of a male-born athlete who competed against women. Hubbard made history as the first openly transgender woman to take part in the Olympic Games. Since 2004, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has allowed the participation of transgender athletes.