WOW Tennis legend Goes OFF On Lia Thomas! Check It Out
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova recently vented her frustration at transgender athlete Lia Thomas after the swimmer argued that critics are using “transphobic beliefs” under the “guise of feminism.”
Navratilova took to Twitter to respond to a TMZ headline that read, “LIA THOMAS Fires Back At Critics …YOU’RE USING ‘FEMINISM’ TO HIDE TRANSPHOBIA!!!”
“Lia Thomas Says Her Critics Using ‘Feminism’ Claims To Hide Transphobia,” Navratilova wrote. “NEWSFLASH Lia — it’s not fair. We shouldn’t have to explain it to you over and over. Also — stop explaining feminism to feminists….”
Lia Thomas Says Her Critics Using 'Feminism' Claims To Hide Transphobia- NEWSFLASH Lia- it’s not fair. We shouldn’t have to explain it to you over and over. Also- stop explaining feminism to feminists…. https://t.co/vZxEva3rm2
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) April 26, 2023
The 66-year-old tennis legend and outspoken LGBT advocate is strongly against male athletes competing in women’s sports. During a podcast, Lia Thomas said, “They’re like, ‘Oh, we respect Lia, as a woman, as a trans woman or whatever, we respect her identity, we just don’t think it’s fair.'”
The swimmer added, “You can’t really have that sort of half-support where you’re like, ‘Oh, I respect her as a woman here, but not here.' They are using the guise of feminism to sort of push transphobic beliefs.”
Navratilova penned an op-ed for the Sunday Times of London with her thoughts on the matter. She argued that regardless of a male athlete undergoing hormone treatment for a gender transition, they still have a competitive advantage.
“Letting men compete as women simply if they change their name and take hormones is unfair — no matter how those athletes may throw their weight around,” Navratilova wrote. “To put the argument at its most basic: a man can decide to be female, take hormones if required by whatever sporting organization is concerned, win everything in sight and perhaps earn a small fortune, and then reverse his decision and go back to making babies if he so desires. It’s insane and it’s cheating. I am happy to address a transgender woman in whatever form she prefers, but I would not be happy to compete against her. It would not be fair.”
The truth is that biological males have a physical advantage over biological females, whether they are taking hormones or not. It’s simply not fair for a male athlete to compete against female athletes in women’s sports. This kind of advantage is not only dangerous, but it also undermines all that women have fought so hard for in the world of sports.
Navratilova is absolutely right to speak out against this issue, and we need to continue to fight for fairness and equality in women’s sports. This isn’t a matter of discrimination against transgender people, but rather a fight for fairness and safety for female athletes. We must ensure that women’s sports remain safe and fair for all.