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Yes, I know that Mrs. Reddy passed away in 2020. The question posed in this missive goes beyond the obvious. Helen Reddy gained great fame as a feminist and activist who sang the 70s song, "I Am Woman." I remember that song and I am sure many of you do as well. It was the defining song of the feminist movement.
"If I had to, I can do anything,
I am strong, I am invincible, I am Woman"
However now, it appears that there is much confusion about what a woman is. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown-Jackson could not answer the question during her confirmation hearing. Oops, did I use the proper pronoun?
Growing up down south, I remember when girls’ basketball was played half-court, three-on-three. There were three players designated to play offense and three to play defense. They did not cross the half-court line but played their respective positions in the half-court. We just witnessed record attendance for the NCAA Women's Final Four, held right here near my home in Dallas, Texas. The television viewing audience broke records as well and I was one of them. I was riveted watching LSU, Iowa, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech, in both semi-final and final games. It was a full-court marvel and the LSU women scored 102 points against Iowa in the championship game. I will admit, the Women's NCAA championship game was more thrilling than the men's, where UConn defeated San Diego State.
I attended the University of Tennessee and remember watching while there and over the years, an icon of Women's college basketball, Pat Summit. All of this is a result of the fight for Title IX to bring about equality of opportunity and fairness in competition for Women's sports.
I am sure Helen Reddy was pleased.
However, in this day and age, we now have biological males – cowards who struggle as male athletes -- claiming to be female and competing against women. The most noticeable of them all is William Thomas who as a male swimmer was 462nd in the nation. Suddenly, he competes against female athletes and wins NCAA championships. Last month, Women's History month, no less, Thomas was recognized and has even had a Sports Illustrated cover.
I am sure Helen Reddy would be scratching her head.
To top this, we now have an accomplished female swimmer, Riley Gaines, who actually tied Thomas but did not get the placement, being attacked by biological males wearing dresses.
Why? Well, for the crime of being a female speaking out against biological males competing against females. See, if you do not embrace and support the leftist ideological agenda and comply with the gender dysphoria delusion, you are the one who is wrong. Not only that, killing is also justified.
A biological female named Audrey Elizabeth Hale fell under the gender dysphoria spell and considered herself a male. The state of Tennessee passed legislation, and signed it into law, to protect children from gender mutilation surgeries, puberty blockers, and hormonal therapies, as well as these insidious and disturbing all-ages drag queen performances. Hale, who was 28, decided, after careful planning, to carry out an attack against her former school, Covenant Christian Academy. She, yes, she, was armed with three weapons, two semi-automatic rifles, and a handgun, and shot her way into the school, gunning down six individuals -- Evelyn Dieckhaus (9), Hallie Scruggs (9), William Kinney (9), Cynthia Peak (61), Katherine Koonce (60), and Mike Hill (61). In other words, a biological female suffering from a mental condition called gender dysphoria, shot and killed two little girls and two women in cold blood as part of a premeditated attack, in addition to a little boy and a Black man. I guess Mike Hill’s was not a Black life that matters.
To this date, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris . . . no one in the Biden administration has called out their names. But, Madonna and Miley Cyrus want to have fundraisers for the gender dysphoria community in Nashville. Sadly, White House spokesperson, Karine Jean-Pierre stated three days after the Nashville shooting, "they want us to fight for their freedoms, it is disturbing, and our hearts go out to those--the trans community--as they are under attack right now, but this is a president who has said many times before he has their backs. He will continue to have their backs and he will continue to fight for them, and his record shows that."
In other words, Riley Gaines can be attacked, and 9-year-olds can be gunned down. Their constitutional rights and inalienable right to life matters little when it comes to the ideological agenda of leftism and its gender-dysphoric allies. Women's sports can be ruined as long as we cower to the delusion of less than one percent of this country. Children should have their bodies mutilated and if parents do not consent, they risk losing their children. So much for parental rights.
Nike chose a biological male to be their brand influencer for their sports bras. Interesting. I remember during the feminist movement that women, meaning real women, were burning their bras to symbolize freedom. Now, women aren't even being used to promote sports bras. And this is all because American businesses think it is more important to have a high Corporate Equity Index as adjudicated by the George Soros-funded Human Rights Campaign, a powerful LGBTQIA+ lobbying organization.
Helen Reddy once sang, "I am woman, hear me roar." Now we have biological males roaring and masquerading as being better women than women. Being the dad to two women, married to a woman, and son of a woman, well, that is just FUBAR!