As more biological males convert to transgender status and compete in women’s sports at all levels, controversy continues to rise, with the latest high-profile critic on the issue being now-former U.S. Swimming official Cynthia Millen, the New York Post reports.
Millen quit her job after three decades of service in protest of transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, who continues to smash women’s swimming records by the week, robbing female competitors who trained their entire lives with the hopes of setting records among their female competitors.
Little did they know that eventually, they’d have to compete against men who are allowed to enter the sport as women, if they’re transgendered.
“The fact is that swimming is a sport in which bodies compete against bodies. Identities do not compete against identities,” Millen said during a recent interview on Fox News. “Men are different from women, men swimmers are different from women, and they will always be faster than women.”
She added that “boys will always have larger lung capacity, larger hearts, greater circulation, a bigger skeleton, and less fat,” giving them a clear advantage over virtually any female competitor, even the greatest ones currently competing in the sport.
Thomas, who swims on the women’s team for the University of Pennsylvania, makes headlines on nearly a weekly basis for destroying previous records set by otherwise wonderfully athletic and impressive female swimmers who came up through the Penn swimming system.
In her official letter of resignation to the official organization, Millen argued that women’s swimming sports are “being destroyed,” and let her fellow officials know that enough is enough.
“I told my fellow officials that I can no longer participate in a sport that allows biological men to compete against women,” Millen wrote.
In a separate interview, Millen added: “All these women who worked so hard before Title IX when they didn’t have the opportunities that men had… It would be such a shame, such a travesty to throw it away now. This is what will happen.”