Trans-identifying swimmer Lia Thomas dressed the part of an “Antifa super soldier” in a recent Instagram post shared by partner Gwen Luxemburg.
Thomas, who made headlines competing for the women’s NCAA swimming championship while still a fully intact biological male, wore all black – sunglasses, black shorts, a black BDSM harness, and a black shirt emblazoned with the words “Antifa super soldier.”
Since the NCAA championships, one of Thomas’ own teammates at University of Pennsylvania has spoken out, saying that she felt bullied into accepting the presence of a biological male on the team, in the locker room, and in competition.
Paula Scanlan spoke with The Daily Wire host Matt Walsh about her experience, saying that she was ready to join outspoken Lia Thomas critic Riley Gaines in doing whatever she could to protect women’s sports.
Scanlan recalled a meeting during which the girls on the team were informed that Thomas’ spot on the team was “non-negotiable” and they were warned that action could be taken against them if they were to speak with media about the situation.
“After that meeting, they really scared us. It was scary, and I was petrified. I went home that night and I called my brother and said, ‘Can I even talk about this with you? Is there something wrong with me for thinking that this is wrong?’” Scanlan said.
“It worked. The university wanted us to be quiet, and they did it in a very effective way. They continued to tell us that our opinions were wrong and that if we had an issue with it, we were the problem. And it’s frightening, and your future job is on the line. And after that point, no one would talk about it anymore,” Scanlan continued. “They effectively silenced us even within talking to each other.”