Stephanie Shrieve-Hawkins, the athletic director at SFSU, the same school where former collegiate swimmer Riley Gaines was assaulted by transgender thugs last weekend, claims that a “gender bias” against women is fueling the belief in the athletic superiority of trans athletes.
“You’ll notice that especially transgender male to female is the one that people are focusing most on because it’s a gender bias in a way…” Shrieve-Hawkins said via an article published by the Golden Gate Express.
“What does that say about women, that women aren’t strong?” she continued.
Shrieve-Hawkins also blamed our society’s intense focus on athletic competition for causing people to form what she believes are false perceptions of trans athlete superiority. “It’s just with this athletics [perspective], we live in this society that’s so competitive,” she said. Shrieve-Hawkins added that opposing trans athletes hurts “inclusivity.”
Full story at Breitbart.
“…. the athletic director at SFSU ……… claims that a “gender bias” against
women is fueling the belief in the athletic superiority of trans athletes.”
San Francisco State …. a real sports “powerhouse.”
or is that “nuthouse?”
Yes, the SFSU Athletic Dept. sounds like a real “nuthouse!” William (his real name) Thomas is a man desiring to be a woman. He should never have been allowed to join a women’s swim team at a university. Just because you “feel” you want something, or want to be something, does not mean it can–or should– become a reality for you, in real life. Archie Bunker wore blackface, in a group that performed a comedic skit, in one episode of “All in the Family.” But he certainly could never have changed his race, and become Black, like his neighbor, George Jefferson, or Sammy Davis, Jr.
Transgenderism is a lie and we must continue to say so.
Why give it more oxygen?
If one side quits, the other side wins
This is bad. We are adults. We are not playing games. There are ways to work things out that will be discovered when people stop thinking like that.
Huge lies, for political purposes! The SFSU Athletic Director should be fired! His hard-working college women athletes can have NO FAITH AT ALL in this dishonest liar, of no integrity! Shame on him! My heart is for the success of Riley Gaines and her outstanding college lectures! Transgender women athletes are a FRAUD!
Oh– sorry, the SFSU Athletic Director, Stephanie Shrieve-Hawkins– is a lady. So–fire the lady. So sorry for poor Riley Gaines. Does Stephanie make her girls put up with biological males pretending to be females—- in the locker room and shower?
‘Oh– sorry, the SFSU Athletic Director, Stephanie Shrieve-Hawkins– is a lady.’
In this day & age, can we REALLY be sure?
“You’ll notice that especially transgender male to female is the one that people are focusing most on because it’s a gender bias in a way…” What is happening to the thinking skills of academicians? Stephanie might be forgiven as she is in athletics, not philosophy, but there is a point even here where the inanity is so breathtaking that one most suppose a trained monkey put that sentence together and not an educated homo sapiens. If I were the college president of SFSU I might consider hari-kari. OK, so I am engaging in hyperbole–give me a second– OK, I am calm now. At what point will the insanity of the transgender movement blow the transgender artifice to pieces, or has the left so deluded themselves that they are sadly and irrevocably beyond the reach of reason?
The problem is not their reasoning. They start with different premises and different definitions.
If a woman is anyone who feels like a woman, their reasoning is fine.
If gender is determined, not by genitalia, but by how someone thinks and feels, their reasoning is fine.
“The problem is not their reasoning.” The premises are part of the reasoning, I assure you. Faulty premises are those that cannot withstand scrutiny. And these premises hold no connection to objective reality but are only a subjective construct independent of objective reality So their reasoning is not fine in the least.
If they can change the definition of marriage, they can change the definition of anything.
And things can have more than one definition.
The definition of adult has changed in our lifetime.
A person is a legal adult at age 18. But no one really thinks of teenagers as adults.
Always a Good Idea:
“Check Your Premises”
Dan, how many times have you seen the term biological male? That phrase is ridiculous. There is male and female. If you put the word “biological” in front of them, you are buying into the inanity.
“Dan, how many times have you seen the term biological male? ” An astute observation– as if there is any other kind of male. Thanks!
long time ago, my father worked for the US govt.
He was a male man!
Got to “hand it to you”. That’s cute, Fred EX.
I do understand why Dan uses the term “biological male”. If he did not someone might think he is talking about a woman posing as a man.
The times, they are most confusing. When a woman talks about her “husband” in some places, one has to actually see him to know if she is talking about an actual man or a woman posing as a man. and visa versa.
Does this reasoning apply to ages too? Can I identify as a nine-year-old and be the little league superstar in baseball?
After all, age and size bias would be the only things fueling discrimination against trans-age athletes who identify as much younger than their assigned or biological age.
The absurdity of trans ideology is so obvious that anyone who claims to adhere to it is either a liar or utterly stupid.
If anyone knows Riley Gaines, she is getting overexposed and even people who sympathize with her will turn get sick of her.
Stand up to be noticed, speak up to be heard, sit down to be appreciated.
sit down about a week back Riley said she was quitting sports to dedicate herself to fighting for women’s rights in this area. she will be taking on other developments that arise from the wave of trans mania
This has a really limited shelf life. Most people don’t care about women’s sports. Or women’s rights.
Everyone needs to care about this issue. If you are a parent sending your daughter to SFSU– and if she takes a P.E. class, or joins a sports team, like Riley Gaines, a champion swimmer… do you want your daughter to have to use a locker room and showers– with so-called “biological men” who are pretending to be women? Just because they feel like they are women? And is it fair for your daughter to be competing against transgenders who are actually men who feel like they are women? Yes, we need someone like champion swimmer, Riley Gaines, to do all she can, to stop this insanity.
They don’t shower after PE classes anymore where I live. As for if I had a daughter in a situation, I put my kids in schools where that would not happen.
But…everyone now knows that is the situation and can make their decision.
Sorry that the world does not conform to your desires.
You obviously have no sensitivity to the needs of girls and women, needs for privacy and protection in locker rooms and showers. What a horrible thing to say, “Sorry that the world does not conform to your desires.” At the gym where I go, there is even a lady guard who patrols, and makes sure that the ladies’ locker rooms and showers are always safe! You better start to really care — and make sure that your kids are truly safe! Especially, in today’s world!
There is no way to keep kids safe in today’s world. You just have to pray.
But a handful of people still care about Reality
Back before the Supreme Court decision, it was said “If they can change the definition of marriage, they can change the definition of anything.”
No, this is a very serious issue. All the moms and dads in America, need to stand strong with Riley Gaines, to fight for their daughters’ rights to take a P.E. class or join a sports team with fair competition. No men pretending to be women, should ever be allowed on women’s sports teams– just because they feel like it. And no unsafe locker rooms and showers, with transgenders– who say they are women. What they say and feel — is absolutely insane. Stand up and fight with champion swimmer, Riley Gaines. Get laws passed, to end this insanity.
When I read that Gaines and Thomas tied for 5th place but there was only one medal so they gave it to Thomas and told Gaines that they would mail her the 5th place trophy that she won in the tie, my reaction is:
They give medals for fifth place?
A fraud, commenter. And Lia Thomas — actually, William Thomas– is a man who wants to be a woman. William Thomas had no business being on a college women’s swim team. Don’t you care?
i did not know their deadname.
I don’t make the rules; I’ve never watched a woman’s college swim meet in my life so I do not think that my opinion is relevant.
I notice that this is a case of their being limited resources and people are fighting. (Medals and Title IX scholarships.)
I noticed that Riley Gaines was complaining about Billie Jean King not siding with her but Billie Jean King became famous by declaring that women could compete with men.
The people who have been involved in this sport are the ones who can sort this out. There is a rule-making body. Sports should be fair but people are still sorting this out.
Watch out for manipulators. When you are emotional or passionate about something, you are easily taken advantage of.
This issue has nothing to do with “manipulation.” We have a big responsibility to pass good laws to protect girls and women in sports.
This issue has nothing to do with “manipulation.” We have a big responsibility to pass good laws to protect girls and women in sports. Billie Jean King is gay.
When anyone wants something, manipulation can be present.
There should be no women in men’s locker rooms either. In the past some female sports writers went into men’s locker rooms because they said it was unfair for male sports writers to get to talk to the players first. Some radical feminists have been just as bad about things like this as some men. Keep the men and women’s quarters separate. Let females be sports writers for female sports and visa versa. Life is not totally fair for anyone. Sometimes we have to give up our so-called “rights” for the sake of an orderly and sane society.
44 years ago, a federal court decided that it was against the 14th amendment of the Constitution to not allow female reporters in the locker rooms. An orderly and sane society allows opportunity for all its members.
Modesty is great and so is maturity.
Some players treat women reporters rudely or sexually harass them. Women are not tolerating that any more.
Then they are getting exactly what they deserve.
Women stay out of the men’s locker rooms, except in serious emergencies, and they will stay out of yours. The only exceptions should be such as when the men’s or lady’s rooms are being cleaned and the opposite sex are allowed in for a time in the opposite sex rooms with precautions for privacy, or when medical teams need to go in to save someone.
People should behave professionally at work.
Stephanie Shrieve-Hawkins is denying science and reality. If the shoe was on the other foot the Mind Police would have her in an institution within the hour and would be feeding her multi colored pills while dipping her alternately into very hot and very cold water.
Where did they come up with
Stephanie Shrieve-Hawkins ???
Answer: She flew in on TRANS world Airlines !
Which went out of business 21 years ago.
dozens of flights daily.
coming to an airport very near you.
how else did Stephanie get there?
Dear trans community, don’t tell me I have to accept you for who you are when you can’t accept yourself for who you are.
Liberalism quite literally destroys minds and societies. Every poster on this site who displays liberal opinions is unable to think logically.
I got sucked in to this too.
Turn toward the Lord.
Forget these silly distractions.
Time is shorter than it was yesterday.
Just want to point out: Athletes don’t make the rules and neither do spectators. You may not like the rules. You don’t have to participate or watch.
Also: I am seeing a lot of bunk on Anheuser Busch. They are exploiting people who don’t know much about business. The beer sales being down a third is significant but they show graphs that make it look like the stock price has plunged. Look at the numbers not the graph. It went from a high of 67 which is the highest it has been in a year or more to 63.5 which is still much higher than it was at other times during the year. It is not the earthquake that they want you to believe it is.
The USCCB just sent out emails to Catholics nationwide, asking us all to please sign a petition in support of women and girls in sports being protected– no biological males to be allowed on any sports teams in America. There is a bill in Congress that our lawmakers are working to get passed into law, for this. Good for the USCCB to support this bill, and to ask all Catholics to support it! I signed their petition.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is asking all Catholics to support a bill currently in Congress, that prohibits biological males from joining girls’ and women’s sports teams, and from competing against them. The bill seeks to protect America’s girls and women. They sent out a petition for all Catholics to sign, today, nationwide, to support this bill. I signed it. Hope this bill soon becomes national law– regardless of Pres. Biden’s probable opposition to it.
The comments of April 14th at 3:06pm and 4:25pm are both mine. Sorry– I thought that just one comment might be printed!
I suggest people read the entire letter by Bishop Barber and Bishop Konderla.
Anybody remember when athletic scholarships to college were controversial?
Now apparently it is seen as something you are entitled to.
The whole university culture is whack.
People are graduating with hundreds of thousands of dollars of college debt in fields where there are no jobs.
Almost everybody gets some kind of scholorship.
People who have no business being in college are told that they have to go to college. (The ones I know have dropped out.)
Trans athletes are the least of the problems at colleges.
Trans athletes will destroy women’s athletics at all grade levels, high school and college — and will also destroy professional athletics. That’s not fair. They are also registeting false competitive times, as false females, in competition records— that is fraudulent, unscientific. College is more than academics. Everyone needs to take physical education also, as part of good health. Trans athletes should only compete in their biological group. Or else, maybe trans athletes should have a special field created just for them. Since even before the times of the great Olympics in ancient Greece, physical education and sports have been an important part of a whole education and training of a child, growing up, and very important for good health. Of course, the many abuses in colleges should be ended, I agree. A champion NCAA swimmer like young Riley Gaines, might inspire kids to learn how to swim, and learn water safety, too– good for your health, smart for life-saving skills.
Several years ago, I went into Walgreen’s, looking for a couple of beauty items– mascara and lipstick. A young man greeted me, and asked if he could help me find something. I asked if I could see a lady store clerk, as I was looking for some products for women. I also wanted to know if they had any current sales, on these products. But the young man assured me that he was trained in all the products, and he could help me. I said, “well, that’s nice– but do you have any lady store clerks?” Then he insisted, and said that he knows all about women’s products. He suddenly pulled out a photo of his “buddy,” dressed as a voluptuous woman– obviously a very sick transgender, performing at a local nightclub. I was totally sickened! I said, “please put that picture away. I am a real woman, not a fake. Your “buddy” is a fake, play-acting in a nightclub skit. “ Then I abruptly left, and strode to the Manager, and got a nice lady store ckerk, who graciously helped me.
I hope you are making this up.
No, this actually happened to me TWICE so far, within the last five years– at Walgreen’s! The second time, at a different Walgreen’s, a clerk asked if he could help me find something– and I politely requested a lady sales clerk, because I was looking for ladies’ hosiery. Well, the man who was the store clerk kept insisting on helping me. He asked what shoe size I wore, and I told him. He replied, “oh, that’s the same shoe size I wear!” I replied that men’s shoe sizes are different than women’s. Then he revealed that he is a cross-dresser, and performs on weekend evenings at a bar. I was sickened, and abruptly left, and went and found a lady store clerk.
I read the full news story on Riley Gaines’ recent SFSU visit and speech. A huge mob attacked Riley Gaines, hitting her violently, after her speech, and forced campus police to barricade her and themselves in a room at SFSU, for three hours. The angry, violent mob shouted threats outside the room. They didn’t stop. Finally, San Francisco police arrived and devised a plan to get Riley out of there safely. The angry, violent mob attacked and followed them all, and ran after the car that police whisked Riley into. They caused Riley to miss her flight home. Finally, the police were able to get her to the airport, put her on a plane safely, and she flew home. Riley was absolutely terrorized. I bet her beloved husband, at home, was extremely worried about her. SFSU and all colleges that permit such shameful, violent behavior, need new administrators, who are very stern, and refuse to allow this kind of evil behavior. Violent college kids should be kicked out of school, and put in jail.
We are all happy she made it home and are sorry for what she went through.
Please don’t lose sight of all those who do not make it home and do not get so much publicity for their trials.
I just saw an interview with Riley Gaines where she said that she was competing with Lia and never realized Lia was a man until she read it in the news.