Transgender Swimmer Breaks Records at Ivy League Championships

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    The Facts

    • Transgender UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas won the Ivy League's 200m and 500m freestyle competitions last week.

    • She set new pool records in her two wins, including a 200m meet record.

    The Spin

    Right narrative

    Trans women have physical advantages over biological females. Society may be celebrating the inclusion of transgender athletes, but this is unfair and bad for women sports.

    Left narrative

    Trans athletes have participated in college events for years, and Lia Thomas met eligibility rules. Negative predictions on the impact of trans athletes competing against biological females have been debunked -- continued discriminatory claims are based on transphobia.

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