George Washington U. Student Gov. Wants Young America’s Foundation Suspended Over Alleged Transphobic Tweets
“Student Association Senate unanimously passed a resolution last week which calls on school officials to suspend the campus chapter of the Young America’s Foundation”
If it wasn’t over this, the student government probably would have found another reason. It was just a matter of time.
The College Fix reports:
GWU student government wants conservative group suspended for ‘transphobic’ tweets
The George Washington University Student Association Senate unanimously passed a resolution last week which calls on school officials to suspend the campus chapter of the Young America’s Foundation for alleged “transphobic” tweets.
According to The Hatchet, the SAS approved the “No Place for Hate Act” on Monday which says a series of YAF tweets were “hateful,” and demands the campus Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion “conduct trainings” with the conservative group to ensure it “understand[s] why [its] statements were wrong.”
The allegedly hateful/transphobic tweets in question include:
— “oh the pro-pedo libs are gonna LOVE this one”
— “we aren’t the ones advocating for the grooming and sexualization of children …”
— “The statement that pedophiles shouldn’t be teaching in schools should not be controversial, it’s common sense.”
— “AGREE OR GET CANCELLED: @benshapiro explains how trans ‘rights’ are an attack on free speech.”
Regarding the first comment, the YAF said in a now-deleted tweet that it “did not represent the entire organization’s views” and “was not meant to refer to transgender people as pedophiles, only people who support implementing education about gender and sexuality in elementary schools.”
The Hatchet notes the YAF “did not apologize” for the comment, but it did say the word “pedophile” should not have been used.
The second tweet, which The Hatchet refers to as “transphobic and homophobic,” was made in response to a member of GW Reproductive Autonomy and Gender Equity calling YAF “disgusting.”
The “No Place for Hate Act” claims YAF’s language has been used “to justify violence and discriminatory laws against the [LGBTQ] community.” It also calls upon the Office of the [GW] President to “address YAF’s statements” and explain how the university “seeks to improve safety for the LGBTQ+ Community.”
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