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Oberlin College Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Subjected to Disciplinary Hearings for Defending Women’s Sports

Oberlin College Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Subjected to Disciplinary Hearings for Defending Women’s Sports

“I was burned at the stake. I was stoned. I was basically told I was a horrible person, and it was heartbreaking, really.”

Kim Russell is the head coach of Women’s lacrosse at Oberlin College. In March, she shared a post on social media congratulating the female swimmer who came in second to trans swimmer Lia Thomas in a race. The post described the runner-up as the ‘real’ female winner.

One of her own players at Oberlin shared this information with Russell’s bosses, and what followed was a stream of ‘meetings’ at which Russell was demeaned and harassed. The school also wanted to her to write apology letters to the students and the department, which she refused to do.

The Independent Women’s Forum is sharing her story:

Oberlin College Administrators Caught On Secret Recording Reprimanding Head Lacrosse Coach For Defending Women’s Sports

As part of its female athlete storytelling series, Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) broke the story of Kim Russell, the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Oberlin College, in an exclusive documentary that exposes Oberlin administrators and athletic department executive staff ridiculing and reprimanding her for sharing a social media post in support of women’s sports and female athletes. Russell describes the experience as being “burned at the stake.”

To tell her story, Russell sought out Independent Women’s Forum, which has been at the forefront of the fight to save women’s sports and counter the radical agenda that seeks to erase women. In breaking her silence, Russell shared secret audio recordings from meetings with Oberlin staff and members of her own team who demeaned and barraged her simply for her opinion — one that she shares with nearly 70% of Americans — that men shouldn’t participate in women’s sports.

In a documentary IWF produced telling her story, Russell talks about loving her lacrosse student-athletes as her own children. But following an Instagram post where Russell congratulated swimming star Emma Weyant for being the “real winner” of the 500-yard freestyle at the NCAA championships in 2022 after she officially came in second behind UPenn’s Lia Thomas, one of her own lacrosse players reported Russell’s post to Oberlin’s athletic director. The report triggered a series of lengthy disciplinary meetings and a full-fledged character assassination campaign against her involving Oberlin faculty and the women’s lacrosse team.

This was a prosecution for wrongthink, plain and simple.

From the IWF:

In Kim Russell’s memory, the room had dark energy. Chairs were set up in a circle, and she was at the epicenter. For nearly two hours, Russell, who has been Oberlin College’s head women’s lacrosse coach for five years, recalled feeling critiqued, crushed, and degraded by the condescending and censorious voices of colleagues, players, and friends.

This was one of a series of disciplinary meetings Oberlin College staff subjected Russell to after a post she shared on her personal Instagram account upset students and staff. The post congratulated Emma Weyant, now an Olympian swimmer, who had her first-place podium spot at the 2022 NCAA swimming championships taken from her by transgender-identifying swimmer Lia Thomas.

To protect herself, Russell recorded each meeting, which she believes she was legally entitled to do. Under Ohio law, it is legal to record oral conversations with only one-party consent.

“I was not just chastised,” Russell began, recounting what took place in an interview with Independent Women’s Forum. “I was burned at the stake. I was stoned. I was basically told I was a horrible person, and it was heartbreaking, really.”

Watch the whole video below, this is truly stunning:

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So, Oberlin is really looking to give away its entire endowment, huh? They must really love lawyers in general, to be so willing to give their funds to them. I mean, even their insurance company says “Nah, Bra. You broke the rules and you are going to have to pay.” And so they are doubling down, it seems.

With an administration that abjectly stupid*, who would think their kids can get an education there?

(* If they declared themselves a religious school, they could at least – morally and logically – claim their staff has to comply with the religious doctrine of transhumanism and hedonism. Hence, stupid.)

    DaveGinOly in reply to GWB. | August 30, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    “…who would think their kids can get an education there?”

    Depends on what kind of “education” parents might want their children to receive.

Coach Russell hold your ground. The leninists that run Oberlin fear you for not being at one with their witch coven..

    Oh, I bet she’s at one with the witch coven – before the transhumanists came to the forefront.
    And she probably would insist on all of the hedonist aspects of progressivism remain – just not those weird transhumanists.

      MattMusson in reply to GWB. | August 30, 2023 at 12:00 pm

      2nd Wave Feminists are being destroyed by 3th and 4th Wave Feminists

        Whitewall in reply to MattMusson. | August 30, 2023 at 2:21 pm

        At the rate women are devolving they will back to Bustles and Bonnets pretty soon and using the marital description of Miss or Mrs without the right to drive or vote.

Maybe Twillie should grow a schlong, then the whole Oberlin freak squad can cheer her transitioning and have a campus wide celebration.

    Paul in reply to walls. | August 30, 2023 at 10:22 am

    Grow one? Why? She doesn’t need to. The ‘doctors’ will graft skin from another part of her body, fashion a tubular ‘fallus’ (of sorts) and then maybe put a pump in it so that she can get it ‘hard’. Of course, she’ll never be able to ejaculate or even achieve orgasm. But that’s OK too, because if they make it too big it will never fit in the fake ‘vagina’ they’re creating in their other tranny experiments. It’s a total fu*king freak show. These ‘doctors’ are going to burn in hell for what they’re doing to these kids.

      JohnSmith100 in reply to Paul. | August 30, 2023 at 10:59 am

      There should be retribution before they burn in hell.

        DaveGinOly in reply to JohnSmith100. | August 30, 2023 at 1:39 pm

        As an atheist, I think it best to presume there is no god, and no after-death punishment for wrongdoing. Therefore we must fend for ourselves, and mete out our own punishment and revenge (when called for), and not rely on a non-existent god.

        OTOH, it is said God helps those who help themselves. If you believe in such a god, you must take action in this life yourself, too.

        So, it doesn’t matter if you believe in god or not – take action in this life. God either exists or doesn’t exist, regardless of your action. If he does not, you will have done what was necessary in the only reality that exists. If he does, he can judge for himself whether or not more punishment is in order in the afterlife, even after the delivery of worldly punishments inflicted by the righteous.

        “I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back until they were destroyed. I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.”
        Psalm 18:37

I don’t recall any Oberlin sports interest when I was there. They had them but it was an academic school. Phys ed was required for two years, or you could get out of it by joining a team, which is where their athletes came from. Refugees.

Why no comment from meridith raimondo?

    Louis K. Bonham in reply to [email protected]. | August 30, 2023 at 10:57 am

    Raimundo “left to pursue other opportunities” after the Gibson judgment came down.

    Candidly, anyone who attends or is employed by Oberlin can’t seriously claim to be surprised at this. It’s what Oberlin does and what it is, and that’s been clear for years. While I applaud the coach for taking a stand and shoving this in their faces, did she actually believe the woke mob that is Oberlin would give her a pass because she’s “one of them”?

It’s amazing that the girls most affected by this are silent. That is how well indoctrinated they are. Fear is the liberal tool.

    They see what happens to others who speak out and they are intimidated. They do not want to their lives destroyed and be turned into “other” because of their opinion.

    stella dallas in reply to [email protected]. | August 30, 2023 at 8:31 pm

    They are quiet, not because of indoctrination, but because they want to keep their scholarships and they don’t want to be destroyed by the leftists..

California treats their fake professors differently. In fact they are rewarded

Prominent Scholar Who Claimed to Be Native American Resigns
Andrea Smith, an ethnic studies professor, will leave the University of California, Riverside, in an unusual agreement that avoids an investigation.

Dr. Smith can keep her position through August 2024 and will be allowed to teach classes until then. She will retain her retirement benefits and will have the honorary emeritus title, though that status will not be listed in the university’s directory. Riverside will pay up to $5,000 toward her legal costs of resolving the complaint.

E Howard Hunt | August 30, 2023 at 10:13 am

“I am shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on here!” This woman was just fine working for an obviously insane institution until it affected her personally.

Struggle sessions. Charming.

So, I guess the “Diversity” thing doesn’t apply to opinions and viewpoints?

Those recordings should make her rich when they are played in court.

Methinks Oberlin College wakes up on the wrong side of history just about every single day.

Ms. Russell needs to have a talk with Mrs. Gibson about her experience with Lee Plakas and Owen Rarric when it comes to suing Oberlin College. I doubt they want to drag out another multi million dollar losing case.

    MajorWood in reply to buck61. | August 30, 2023 at 12:18 pm

    Are you suggesting that they have learned anything? Oberlin’s Administration and Board make those climate weenies at Burning Man look situationally aware. I see the Oberlin Admin as sitting tight and waiting for that inevitable shift in the political spectrum to where they can say “see, we were right.” Or they can continue on their path where history has shown us that it usually leads to a meeting with a lamp post. Some people simply cannot be protected from their own stupidity.

Oberlin has sports? Who knew?

Luckily, I’m not the coach of the girls lacrosse team. I would have brought in a high school boys team to scrimmage the team. Let them see for themselves why men should not compete in woman’s sports!

Just a suggestion: Why don’t the administrators and coach Russell just sit down and discuss their issues over a nice cup of coffee and pastry at the Gibson bakery? I’m sure the surroundings will be conducive to rational thought.

30% of Americans support men in women’s sports?

Dear God

She’d better hurry up and sue, or Oberlin will bankrupt themselves before she wins.

“One of her own players at Oberlin shared this information with Russell’s bosses”
Hope they can shoehorn a man into her locker room before she graduates.

She should strongly consider hiring the same attorneys who represented the Gibson’s Bakery. I am sure they would love taking more of the college’s money. This could also become another claim the insurance companies deny. FAFO Oberlin.

Lol I was coming over to send a e- mail to the good professor to bring this to his attention

Oberlin should change it’s motto to ‘Stuck on Stupid’ and if they really wish to be relevant, perhaps it should be written in Ebonics or some other woke gibberish.

If I were a member of the Oberlin’s Women’s Lacross Team (or if they were truly woke, their women’s wrestling team), I would want as many 200 lbs 6’5″ male athletes on the team as possible to overpower the visiting teams.

Oberlin College hosts Wikipedia edit-a-thon sessions, where volunteers spend days editing Wikipedia articles to suppress opinions contrary to the usual liberal agenda. Do you really think a school that allows Wikipedia edit-a-thons will tolerate a coach who doesn’t tow the line on the trans agenda? There is absolutely no room for open debate, diversity of opinion, or privately-held contrary opinions. I’m just amazed that she wasn’t fired on the spot.

Thank God she’s taking a stand. She’s doing the right thing for herself, for her team, for Oberlin, and for western civilization. I hope she sticks to her guns.

The “males” and “females” at Oberlin pretty much all look alike. Like their viewpoint on thought, there is no diversity in appearance. It’s a very sad place to visit.