A University professor has claimed kids should be exposed to adult genitalia to prepare them for the possibility of seeing a naked trans person, in a shocking jab at swimmer Riley Gaines.
Journalism professor Dr. Katja Thieme had made the comment in a Twitter post she shared criticizing swimmer and women’s rights advocate Riley Gaines.
Thieme, who teaches at the University of British Columbia, had been tweeted a video of Gaines explaining the effects of having to compete against transgender swimmer Lia Thomas.
In a lengthy response to the video, in which Thieme blasted Gaines, she also tweeted: ‘Hey, want to know one of my all time excellent parenting ideas?
‘Let. Little. Children. See. Penises. And. Vulvas. Of. Various. Ages. And. Sizes. In. A. Casual. Normalized. Totally. Safe. Way.’
Powerful & emotional. This is a testament to the devastating impact that a biological male competing in women’s sports has on female athletes.@Riley_Gaines_ shares her story in Virginia in support of the “Fairness in Women’s Sports” bill. This is why we must #SaveWomensSports. pic.twitter.com/Jb4eoRxANH
— Independent Women’s Forum (@IWF) January 31, 2023
She continued: ‘The world will thank you for it. And so will those children when they grow up.’
Thieme also hit back at Gaines who has become a leading voice against the inclusion of transgender athletes in women’s sports.
Gaines had competed after tying for fifth against controversial trans swimmer Lia Thomas at last year’s NCAA championship.
She previously said the experience of racing Thomas, who raced in the men’s competition until 2019 ‘felt like I was going into the race with my hands tied behind my back.’
During her Twitter thread last month, Thieme labelled Gaines a transphobe and said: ‘Gaines gets tearful about the emotional effect it had on her that Thomas was holding the trophy which she had also won.
‘That’s just whiny. What a sore not-even-loser.’
The professor also claimed that incidents involving women who are uncomfortable after encountering biological males in locker rooms fuel ‘anti-trans activism’.
Her thread continued: ‘Teenage girl on the swim team sees or claims to have seen a trans person in the nude in the women’s changeroom. Her anti-trans parent or parents kick into high gear.;