Similar to Riley Gaines, one collegiate volleyball player is standing firm against the sports industry’s rejection of female athletes by denying that biological males have the right to invade their personal space.
“There is a great deal of money in sports, and the success of these coaches is crucial to their careers,” Macy Petty explained on Monday to “Varney & Co.” guest host David Asman.
“Consequently, in the absence of NCAA regulations mandating the presence of a female for this female scholarship position, the organization will recruit the victorious candidate.” Regrettably, because of biological advantages, they will immediately begin recruiting males.
The concerns expressed by the NCAA athlete coincide with reports that The University of Washington, a Division I institution, has granted Tate Drageset, a 17-year-old transgender athlete, a scholarship to play women’s volleyball.
In a fiery X post published last Wednesday, Riley Gaines, who has been outspoken on the issue of allowing biological males to participate in women’s athletics, accused Drageset of “stealing the already limited opportunities for women at the collegiate level.”
In response to criticism, the university allegedly revoked the scholarship, as reported by the LGBTQ+ news organization LGBTQ+ Nation.
Petty, similar to Gaines, harbors a multitude of other concerns besides perceived stolen opportunities. This includes the potential for physical injury that young women may encounter when competing against rivals endowed with biological advantages.
Asman referenced an incident that transpired in California on Monday, wherein a female athlete allegedly sustained permanent injuries subsequent to being struck with a ball propelled by a transgender athlete.
“It is horrifying. “It is being observed from coast to coast,” Petty responded. “We witnessed something very similar in North Carolina just one year ago.” This is an extremely rare occurrence in volleyball, but it does occur when male athletes are placed on the same court as female athletes.
Petty stated that while she has not personally observed an incident involving a biological man harming a female athlete, she has been forced to compete against one.
“Thankfully, no injuries occurred, but it was in front of college scouts and so our scholarships were at risk,” according to her.
Petty expressed her desire for the NCAA to “clarify the rules governing the exclusivity of girls’ sports to girls.”
Similar concerns have garnered significant attention in various sports and divisions.
For example, Connecticut track athlete Selina Soule filed suit against the state for its “unfair” transgender sports policy, claiming that women are being “robbed.”
The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, as reported by Alliance Defending Freedom, remanded the case that Soule and three other female athletes initially filed.
Riley Gaines encountered personal difficulties subsequent to her tie with transgender athlete Lia Thomas at the 2022 NCAA Championships. Thomas enrolled on the women’s swim team at the University of Pennsylvania subsequent to three years of competition on the men’s team.