“we know for a fact that trans women are women, and that fact is not up for debate”
The left does not believe this topic is even up for debate. No one is allowed to even ask these questions.
Campus Reform reports:
Student newspaper apologizes for asking ‘transphobic’ debate question
The George Washington University (GWU) student newspaper The GW Hatchet apologized for asking a question about transgender athletes during a Nov. 2 debate it moderated between the College Republicans and College Democrats.
“At The Hatchet, our mission is to serve every member of the GW community not only with fairness, but also with sensitivity and awareness through our coverage,” a statement from the Editor-in-Chief desk read. “Whenever we fail in that mission, it is our job to address our shortcomings, own up to any harm or negative impact on the community, hold ourselves accountable and commit to betterment.”
“Last week, The Hatchet asked a question at a public debate on campus that was inappropriate and harmful. We sincerely apologize for the question and the harm it created,” it continued.
The question, “Why do conservatives equate the inclusion of transgender female athletes as an attack on women’s sports?,” prompted backlash from a Twitter user, known as Lauren, who attacked the paper’s “journalistic integrity.”
“There is no journalistic integrity in asking about a trans woman’s experience with puberty, arguing about it, and heightening the firestorm around it at a moment when trans people are experiencing higher rates of violence and murder,” the user wrote.
Lauren declined to comment.
The GW Hatchet’s statement claimed the question was meant to “hold one side accountable” for restricting transgender athletes’ eligibility to compete as their gender identity.
However, it claimed the question instead “was phrased in a way that invited the opportunity for transphobic rhetoric to be the topic of conversation in a debate, when we know for a fact that trans women are women, and that fact is not up for debate.”
the hatchet singled out one trans woman for questioning at this debate. they asked about lia thomas swimming at the NCAA level and asked whether or not her existence in the sport should be allowed. they asked about her physiology/biology. they did nothing to respect trans people. https://t.co/RDJgRnK3kN
— lauren *ੈ✩‧₊˚ (@noochlover) November 9, 2022
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