April 19, 2023

Opinion: San Francisco State University Defends Attack on Riley Gaines

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By Ophelia Garrett



In Brief:

Following the attack on former NCAA swimmer, Riley Gaines, San Francisco State University has emailed their students regarding the mob attack…but it was not a reprimand. 

The Background: 

Former NCAA swimming legend Riley Gaines was viciously attacked while lecturing at the San Francisco State University. Ironically, she was there to speak on keeping female sports safe for, well, females. 

 She was physically assaulted by a biological male wearing a dress, cursed at, chased, and forced to take cover in a bathroom for over 3 hours, all while being harassed by a mob demanding her silence and money for her safety - all while police tried protecting her from the severity and viciousness of the mob. 

Following the attack, the president of student affairs and enrollment management, Jamillah Moore, emailed the students involved. She didn’t reprimand or warn students of arrest or even expulsion…but praised them for their “peaceful protest.”

Her email stated, "Let me begin by saying clearly: the trans community is welcome and belongs at San Francisco State University. Further, our community fiercely believes in unity, connection, care and compassion, and we value different ideas even when they are not our own." 

Uhm, clearly not. I’m afraid all of your education has you a bit mixed up. Screaming profanities and vulgarities at a woman is not valuing a different idea. But wait, there’s more…and by more I mean, Moore opened her mouth more…

Moore continued: "Thank you to our students who participated peacefully in Thursday evening’s event. It took tremendous bravery to stand in a challenging space. I am proud of the moments where we listened and asked insightful questions. I am also proud of the moments when our students demonstrated the value of free speech and the right to protest peacefully. These issues do not go away, and these values are very much at our core."

Last I looked, a male hitting a female was cause for arrest and was called battery. And forcing a woman to hide in a bathroom for her own physical safety was called kidnapping and false imprisonment. Also an arrestable and jailable offense. And, let us talk about them demanding she pay them in order to leave without suffering further physical harm…that, my friend, is called extortion — also an arrestable and jailable offense. 

Can you simply imagine if one of these snowflakes suffered what Riley suffered?! The therapy the school and our tax dollars would be paying for for generations! 


Notable Quotes: 

"We must have different definitions of peaceful." – Riley Gaines



What do you think?