Silencing Women Who Advocate For Women's Rights
It's the 50th anniversary of Title IX and social media is suppressing the voices of women who complain their rights are compromised by biological men who "identify" as women.
It routinely happens to authors who publish articles about the ways that women’s rights are undercut by biological men who “identify” as women
The article gets only a handful of views and so does everything else posted for an indeterminate period. In my case, I feel it is hard to complain because other women, such as Canadian Megan Murphy, were banned from Twitter for life because they dared say men cannot be women.
Most recently, it seems I have offended some anonymous Twitter employee by questioning the insistence of mainstream so-called feminist organizations’ that biological males have a right to compete on elite female sports teams and to be admitted to female bathrooms, domestic violence shelters and female prisons, etc. From my perspective, this is a breathtaking betrayal of their mission to promote women’s rights. From Twitter’s perspective, this is apparently hate speech
And now the tide seems to be turning, if just a bit, though apparently unbeknownst to Twitter.
Athletes and activists on Wednesday rallied at the Washington, D.C., mall to oppose the inclusion of biological men who identify as transgender women from women’s sports.
Some women wore purple T-Shirts emblazoned with the slogan, “We Are Not Afraid.”
Sara Parshall Perry, former U.S. Dept. of Education official, said Congress chose not to include gender identity in the definition of sex. “Biden’s illegal alteration of [Title IX] eviscerates everything our mothers and grandmothers worked achieve. It perpetuates the same type of discrimination it claims to want to eliminate, ” she said.
Student athlete Madisan Debo recalled participating in a collegiate running conference in 2020 when she was a freshman at the University of Southern Utah. She heard a coach tell a transgender runner, a biological male who was competing on a woman’s team, to “slow down. In my 14 years of running, I had never heard a coach tell an athlete to slow down.” He won second place.
At This Point, Who Disagrees?
After years of nonsensical blather, The New York Times was forced to acknowledge in May that science indisputably shows biological males have a significant advantage when competing against women in elite athletics.
This was shortly before FINA, which administers international competitions in water sports, voted on June 18 effectively to prohibit transgender women from competing against women in the Olympics.
So who disagrees? Aside from the Women’s Sports Foundation and the clueless censor at Twitter.
Meanwhile, suppressing diverse views on women’s rights has done incalculable damage to American society
Since 2019, eighteen states have enacted laws or issued statewide rules that bar or limit transgender girls and women from competing in girls’ and women’s sports. This has been a tremendous dedication of time and effort, as well being costly and divisive to all concerned.
Imagine being a young female athlete who lost a title or scholarship to a biological male. After trans swimmer Lia Thomas switched from the men’s swimming team at University of Pennsylvania, he broke women’s swimming records as if they were clay pigeons shot by a canon.
“I can attest to the number of tears shed… the extreme discomfort in the locker room… Who took into account our feelings? Nobody did,” said University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines at the D.C. rally.
A complaint was filed claiming the young female athletes were exposed to Thomas’ male genitalia in the female locker room. It was rejected by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, the Philadelphia police commissioner, UPenn’s director of the Office of Student Conduct, and the university’s Title IX officer. What does this say to young women about their worth and dignity?
There seems to be no way to complain about the censorship of my Twitter account. There’s no way to reach anyone at Twitter.
Like many other women, I will just have to serve my sentence.