Former Democratic congresswoman and presidential candidate, Tulsi Gabbard, is once again causing a stir online among progressives after posting to Twitter her opinions on the impact of trans athletes who compete in women’s sports.
“Denying the biological differences between men and women not only threatens women’s rights, it threatens our safety,” Gabbard posted to her official Twitter account. “Not only are we shutting women out of competitive sports, we are also shaming girls into silence in the face of abuse and harassment.”
Denying the biological differences between men and women not only threatens women's rights, it threatens our safety. Not only are we shutting women out of competitive sports, we are also shaming girls into silence in the face of abuse and harassment. pic.twitter.com/dJHgCboH3m
Alongside the tweet, she shared a video clip from an interview she did with Greta Van Susteren discussing the anniversary of Title IX and explained her position further, a position which now largely alienates her from the pro-transgender policies of the current Democratic Party.
Gabbard says, “The 50th anniversary of Title IX really highlights the incredible opportunities and progress that have been made over the last 50 years. And so when you see actions like those taken by the Biden Administration today, and a lot of the changes that we’ve seen that are essentially pointing to the erasure of women, both through actions like hey, we’re not going to use the word mother, or father in legislative language, we’re not going to say a mother. We’re going to call someone a birthing person.”
She continued to further call out the Biden administration’s actions regarding transgender, accusing the administration of “really rejecting the objective reality that there are biological differences between a man and a women, a male and a female” and that these policies are “hurting girls and women.”
Commenting on biological male Lia Thomas made headlines when he won the 2022 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in the 500 meter freestyle in March, Gabbard said, “And in that case, very seriously, more physically able, both in, you know, as a swimmer, you have just the build of your body.”
She elaborated, “I talked with some of the college students that were there today and they spoke about Lia Thomas in particular, and how about in that specific situation, in the women’s locker room, Lia Thomas was exposing male genitalia and boasting about how, you know, he was still dating women and going out with women and these girls felt sexually harassed and threatened, went and reported it to their administrators and were told be silent, be silent.”
“In any other situation, authorities would’ve taken action immediately,” asserted Gabbard. “And I think that just speaks to the fear that exists around this, why we’re not seeing any action from Congress to take a stand.”
When asked why she believes no one is taking a stand, Gabbard posited, “It’s this cancel culture. It this self-censoring, it this thing that is as obvious to any one of us as, you know, night and daytime, is that there are biological differences between men and women period.”
“That is a reality and the fact that that is no longer a widely accepted, for the truth that it is, speaks to the fact that we have too many weak leaders in Washington who are not taking a stand for our women and girls of today and generations to come. It’s absurd,” she concluded.
The remarks came shortly after Gabbard attended a rallying organized by female athletes protesting the inclusion of biological men in women’s sports including Lia Thomas.
Another recent example which received nationwide attention included biological male Ricci Tres, a 29-year-old former Navy veteran who beat several competitors in a women’s skateboarding competition, with the youngest competitor being only 10-years-old.
Do you agree with Gabbard’s opinion regarding trans athletes competing in women’s sports?