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‘It’s Anti-Woman’ – Riley Gaines Condemns Biden Administration’s Latest Title IX Rewrite

Well, University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines didn’t hide her feelings regarding Biden’s Title IX rewrite.

And I don’t blame her.

It’s more ‘protect trans’ nonsense.

She called it the “most anti-woman” move of this administration.

Gaines shared her views during a virtual press conference, where she highlighted the overhaul’s focus on protecting LGBTQ+ students and altering how sexual harassment and assault claims are handled on campuses.

Fox News reports:

Former University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines called President Joe Biden’s overhaul of Title IX the “most anti-woman” pursuit of this administration as six other states filed a lawsuit challenging the new provisions on Tuesday.

Speaking at a virtual press conference attended by Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Gaines spoke at length about the overhaul which aims at safeguarding LGBTQ+ students and changing the ways in which sexual harassment and assault claims are adjudicated on campus.

“This is the most anti-woman, anti-reality pursuit we have seen from this administration thus far,” Gaines, an OutKick contributor who hosts the “Gaines for Girls” podcast, said.

“Across the country and in various sports, males are entering women’s athletic competitions, being given spots on women’s teams, and being granted entry into our locker rooms. To date, males have stolen over 943 trophies, medals and titles from women and girls across 458 different competitions and in over 31 different sports. But the harm they cause is exponential, as every time a man even competes in an event or makes a team, a female athlete loses an opportunity to race, a spot on that team or playing time on the field.”

Gaines also expressed concern over women’s spaces, including in locker rooms.

“Allowing males to compete in women’s sports is risky, it is unfair, it is discriminatory, and it is regressive. And it must stop. Which is exactly why we have been so tenacious in this pursuit for sex-based protections. I know that the six attorney generals, including General Skrmetti and General Morrisey, will not quit until women and girls sports, spaces and opportunities are for women and girls only.”

While the administration’s new rules broadly protect against discrimination based on sex, they do not offer guidance around transgender athletes, but many Republican states argue that they could be interpreted as such.

Tuesday’s filing, co-led by Tennessee, West Virginia and Kentucky and joined by Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana, also challenges the authority of the rewrite.

“The new rules expand the definition of Title IX sex discrimination to include gender identity, which is something that’s just not consistent with the text of the statute,” Skrmetti said Tuesday.

I agree 100% with Gaines.

Those that follow the trans ideology have no place injecting themselves into women’s places.

Women’s places are for women.

That’s for them.

It’s not like boys have to deal with girls coming into their places.

I wonder what will stop this slippery slope.

We see it even in the powerlifting world.

How many women only places are being affected by these trannies?

Come to think of it, how many ‘men-only’ places even exist?

Anyone remember when a woman sued to GET IN men’s locker rooms?

And now some men, under the guise of transgenderism, are demanding the same.

As the Penguin once asked, “Tragic irony? You tell me.”

What a slippery slope indeed when you start blurring the separation lines.

The New York Times from December 30, 1977 has the story:

Time Inc. and a female reporter for Sports Illustrated who was denied access to locker rooms to interview players during the World Series at Yankee Stadium brought suit yesterday against the commissioner of baseball, the president of the American League, the New York Yankees, Mayor Beame and other city officials for depriving her of the opportunity to cover baseball to the same extent as her male colleagues and competitors.

It is believed to be the first time that reporter of a news organization has filed a suit because a female reporter was not allowed to go into a locker room.

The suit, which was filed in Manhattan Federal District Court, was brought by 26-year-old Melissa Ludtke, who has been assigned to cover baseball for the last few seasons. Miss Ludtke says she has never been allowed in a major league locker room to interview players.

On Oct. 18, the clay of the sixth Series game, both Sports Illustrated and its parent, Time Inc.. were Informed that Miss Ludtke would again be denied permission to enter the clubhouses at Yankee Stadium.

“It is the function of my lob to be able to go in there and interview players,” Miss Ludtke said yesterday.

Art Berke, a spokesman for Bowie Kuhn, the baseball commissioner, said Kuhn had no immediate comment to make. Berke said Kuhn would “probably have something to say tomorrow after his attorneys have had a chance to read the complaint.”

Lee MacPhail, president of the American League, apparently was also unaware the suit, according to a spokesman who said that the dressing portion of a clubhouse was considered to be the private domain of the players.

Until three years ago, female reporters were not allowed in any team locker rooms while players were changing clothes. Then on Jan. 21, 1975 the National Hockey League made history by allowing two female reporters to enter the dressing room for interviews after the All‐Star Game.

In the National Basketball Association, an informal rule is now in effect, according to Don Molinelli, director of communications for the league, whereby locker rooms are open to all reporters until 45 minutes before the start of a game and after the first 10 minutes following a game.

When Joe Torre took over as the manager of the baseball Mets in May 1976, he asked his players how they felt about allowing female reporters in locker rooms. The players voted against it, so there is a room set aside near the clubhouse where the women can interview players.

Several female reporters who have conducted interviews in locker rooms said yesterday that they had not had problems or felt that their presence created embarrassing moments.

“One player said that he was still uncomfortable about it and asked us not to come up to him for an interview until he had his clothes on.”


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