Because nothing says, “We support women!” quite like harassing and assaulting actual, biological women in defense of biological men.
Which is exactly what happened to decorated swimmer Riley Gaines, a woman who has become a noted critic against transgender women - also known as men - competing in women’s sports after she herself was forced to compete against Lia Thomas, a male who took home several awards in NCAA’s women’s swimming competitions last year.
Speaking at San Francisco State University Thursday on her TPUSA/Leadership Institute Saving Women’s Sports speaking tour, Gaines was verbally abused and physically assaulted by a man
"She told me she was hit multiple times by a guy in a dress. I was shaking. It made me that mad. It makes me sick to feel so helpless about it," Louis Barker, Gaines’ husband, said. "She was under police protection and was still hit by a man wearing a dress.”
The harassment and threats of violence were so bad, Gaines was barricaded in a room for three hours as school officials tried to get their students under control. Police finally rushed her out of the building amid the screaming mob, a chaotic scene Gaines filmed as she was being hustled away.
"The prisoners are running the asylum at SFSU...I was ambushed and physically hit twice by a man," Gaines wrote in a tweet along with the video. "This is proof that women need sex-protected spaces. Still only further assures me I'm doing something right. When they want you silent, speak louder.”
The prisoners are running the asylum at SFSU...I was ambushed and physically hit twice by a man. This is proof that women need sex-protected spaces.— Riley Gaines (@Riley_Gaines_) April 7, 2023
Still only further assures me I'm doing something right. When they want you silent, speak louder. 🗣️ pic.twitter.com/uJW3x9RERf
One would think that if defending "trans women" was part of the leftist push to protect all women, they'd start by, I don't know, not hitting women who use their own voices to express their opinions.
Then again, the left never truly has been about defending women, have they?