Imagine this: You’re invited to give a speech at a prestigious university, advocating for the rights of female athletes. You prepare, you show up, and you engage in a respectful dialogue with everyone in the room, even the protesters. You think you’ve done a great job, and then suddenly, all hell breaks loose.
Before you know it, the room is stormed, and you’re the target of a violent mob. There’s no security to help you, and you’re left to fend for yourself. It sounds like something out of a nightmare, doesn’t it?
Well, that’s exactly what happened to former University of Kentucky swimmer, Riley Gaines. The terrifying incident occurred at San Francisco State University, and you won’t believe the details of her harrowing experience.
Riley bravely shared her story on national television, recounting how she was physically assaulted by a group of trans protesters. They were relentless, and the police, who were supposed to be there to protect her, were too intimidated to do their job.
So, what does this mean for our society? For the rights of female athletes? For free speech? It’s a chilling reminder that we need to stand up and speak louder for what we believe in, even in the face of adversity and violence.
Below, we’ve included footage of the trans mob attack on Riley Gaines.
Be warned, some of the images and video are disturbing and violent:
If you ever feel frozen by trauma or fear, remember this image I’ve clipped: a young woman, @Riley_Gaines_, in a ponytail, baby blue sweatshirt + shorts faces the mob, squares her shoulders + turns her camera on the mob. You too can do it.
Thank you @GGXnews. pic.twitter.com/zvd4IxcC2e
— Asra Nomani (@AsraNomani) April 7, 2023
“Tell her to pay us, then she can go.”
Violent extremist #trans activists demanded money after creating a hostage situation over women’s sports advocate @Riley_Gaines_ at @SFSU on April 6. Those involved in the attempted kidnapping have not been arrested. pic.twitter.com/BzaBY1WRyk
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) April 8, 2023
Riley Gaines swam against a fully intact biological male Lia Thomas at the 2022 NCAA swimming championships, where they decided to send the 6’4” man home with the 1st place trophy despite the fact Riley tied him. She tearfully explains how this is destroying women’s sports and… pic.twitter.com/ZmEO8CgVKt
— Mindy Robinson 🇺🇸 (@iheartmindy) April 7, 2023
Imagine if the roles were reversed and a group of white, conservatives ambushed someone within the LGBTQ community, physically assaulted them, and held them for ransom for 3 hrs…
There would be arrests and repercussions for the perpetrators and administration who allowed this.
— Riley Gaines (@Riley_Gaines_) April 8, 2023
On April 6, a far-left violent extremist mob of #trans militants pursued @Riley_Gaines_ & police at @SFSU until she was cornered. The mob created a hostage situation & demanded money from her before they would let her go. pic.twitter.com/i6h6GIeT7e
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) April 8, 2023
Folks, let’s call this what it is: It’s political terrorism, bullying, and intimidation.
We all know that this behavior wouldn’t be tolerated by white people, straight men, or Christians.
So why is the government – why is our society – excusing this behavior by a trans mob?
I don’t know the answers.
Fortunately, the folks over at the Daily Wire are able to provide a little more insight:
Former University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines spoke out about her harrowing experience at San Francisco State University after delivering a speech advocating for the rights of female athletes.
Appearing on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Friday, Gaines recounted how she was physically assaulted at the end of her remarks by trans protesters who stormed the room she was speaking in. Gaines said the officers tasked with security were intimidated by the protesters — but she said she was not intimidated, and that the violence affirms the legitimacy of her cause.
“It was terrifying for me,” she said. “The police did not inform me of any sort of action plan. Turning Point USA invited me to the campus, I delivered a very civil and respectful speech where I had great dialogue with even protesters who were participating in a sit-in. All of a sudden, after my speech, the room was stormed. The lights were turned off and I was rushed, with no one there to escort me to a safe place. I was punched, I was hit multiple times, I was shoved. And so finally, we exited the room, but we could not leave because the protesters flooded the halls, and so I was pushed into a classroom along that hallway where I was barricaded in for three hours.”
“Three hours,” Carlson repeated, stunned. “Why didn’t someone with a gun come in and bring you to safety?”
“Because they were terrified,” Gaines replied. “They were scared to put their hands on these people because they know what these people are capable of. These people yelled obscene, violent, vulgar things to both me myself and the officers, and the officers I could tell didn’t feel comfortable putting themselves in a position that would mean they do their job. Which is a really scary, chilling thought.”
“You know, I am worried about my safety,” Gaines continued. “I have to be now. When we have people who are willing to do this — and we know why they’re willing to do this, it’s because they don’t have reason, they don’t have logic, they don’t have science, they don’t have common sense on their side. That’s on my side. And so they protrude by violence, whether it’s physical or verbal violence. But what this means for me — this does not deter me. This assures me that I am doing the right thing; this will not silence me. It just means I need to speak louder.”
Again, we cannot emphasize this enough…
We all know that if ANYONE on the Right did anything similar, this would flood your TVs. This would be all over social media.
The establishment would be bashing conservatives as bigots, closed minded, and hateful.
Yet, what happened to this young woman is one of the most hateful, anti-woman things I’ve ever seen!
SCARY: Violent Trans-Activists hold Riley Gaines HOSTAGE for 3 HOURS
Riley’s crime? Wanting to keep Men out of Women’s sports.
Speaking about basic biology could have cost Riley her life.
What’s happening to our world? pic.twitter.com/mEozrLbWUH
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) April 8, 2023
Kamala Harris claims to be an ally of women.
I’m calling her out on her silence regarding the beating attack of female swimmer Riley Gaines by a man pretending to be a woman.
I’m calling her out on not being a sympathetic ally to the 6 people (4 of them female) murdered by a…
— Lavern Spicer 🇺🇸 (@lavern_spicer) April 8, 2023
'I WAS PUNCHED': Athlete Riley Gaines details the "terrifying" moment she was attacked by protesters after delivering a speech, forcing officers to barricade her in a classroom for 3 hours. pic.twitter.com/OGQTbhcDi6
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 8, 2023
Fortunately, the mob did not silence Riley Gaines.
They did not intimidate her.
Instead, she has said that this experience will cause her to speak louder.
You go, girl!
As confirmed by Newsmax:
Women’s sports advocate Riley Gaines has denounced the attack on her by biological men dressed as women as an effort to forcibly suppress opposition and criticism, which is a literal dictionary definition of fascism.
“Imagine if the roles were reversed and a group of white, conservatives ambushed someone within the LGBTQ community, physically assaulted them, and held them for ransom for 3 hrs,” Gaines, a former NCAA All-American swimmer, tweeted Saturday.
“There would be arrests and repercussions for the perpetrators and administration who allowed this.”
Gaines posted video of the attack on Friday morning on Twitter, leading to an outcry from conservatives that Gaines said exposes the “double standard,” which she is “tired of.”
“Instead, the campus police and University did nothing,” Gaines added in a subsequent post Saturday afternoon. “They were scared to assert any force and adequately do their job for fear of coming off as racist, transphobic, or anything other than an ally to the community. I’m tired of the double standard. When will enough be enough?”
The violence from transgender activists come as Gaines is working to protect the rights of women in sports. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has pivoted a recent Nashville mass shooting by a transgender radical into a supposed campaign to violently condemn those afflicted with the mental illness of gender dysphoria.
But House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., called the attack on Gaines a fascist violation of free speech.
“This is an appalling attack on free speech on a college campus,” McCarthy tweeted Friday. “House Republicans stand with Riley Gaines and her brave and tireless efforts to protect women’s sports.”
Gaines has been in the news since biological man Lia Thomas identified as female en route to an NCAA championship over Gaines and other women.
I think we all know what’s going to happen…
Because of the topic of this article, social media algorithms are going to try to bury this news.
But here’s the reality: there are more of us than there are of them.
Please share this article with your family and friends.
Because we need to expose the hateful violence that is being perpetrated by those who preach love and inclusivity.
It is our duty to help ensure that our fellow citizens are informed and engaged!