Weekly Recap | Lia Thomas, 'Gender Policing' Sports, Testosterone Pseudoscience, Prophecy from the 90s, and more...
Lia Thomas: NCAA Division 1 Women’s National Champion
Last week I had the honor of being flown out to Atlanta, GA, by the women’s rights organization Save Women’s Sports, to watch Lia Thomas compete in the NCAA Division 1 Women’s Swimming Championships at Georgia Tech and speak at a press event following Thomas’ race.
You can see me at 28 seconds preparing to record the event.
It was a bit surreal attending this event, and I took some time to write about my overall experience of the event and the surrounding protests and counter-protests.
You can read my reporting on the event below:
NBC News’ Propaganda on ‘Gender Policing’ of Female Athletes
Last week NBC News published a long propaganda piece about the “gender policing” of female athletes. The piece starts off with Susan Cahn, a history professor at the University of Buffalo, who says the following:
[T]rans and intersex athletes — those who are born with reproductive or sexual anatomy that does not fit the typical “male” or “female” categories — further blur boundaries and raise questions about how separate and distinct sex and gender really are.
Discussing both trans and intersex people in the same breath is a common tactic used by gender activists. This is purely a diversion tactic. They drag intersex people—people who have developmental conditions that result in ambiguous sexual phenotypes—into a debate about transgender people, who simply do not “identify” as their biological sex yet are in no way sexually ambiguous.
Trans people and intersex people have absolutely nothing to do with one another, and you should see it as a huge red flag when they are mentioned together as though they are similar. “Trans” athletes absolutely do not “blur boundaries” or “raise questions” about the separateness and/or distinctness of sex.
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