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‘Shame!’: USA Today Under Fire After Posting Op-Ed Critical of Trans Athletes

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The heads of many leftists exploded Saturday after a Connecticut girl wrote an op-ed published in USA Today in which she talked of how unfair it was that she and other natural-born girls were beaten out for track and field scholarships by boys claiming to be transgender girls.

A young woman named Chelsea Mitchell began losing race after race starting back when she was in high school in 2017. Even though she was rated the fastest female runner in the state in the 55-yard-dash, she lost nearly a dozen titles because, in 2017, the state of Connecticut ruled that biological boys claiming to be transgender girls could compete in school sports with biological girls.

In her May 22 op-ed, Miss Mitchell told readers that forcing girls to compete against opponents born as boys was simply unfair and destroying girls’ sports.

Mitchell noted that all her training and physical conditioning often came to naught because her opponents had the advantage. “All I can think about,” she wrote, “is how all my training, everything I’ve done to maximize my performance, might not be enough, simply because there’s a runner on the line with an enormous physical advantage: a male body.”

She added that she has lost one title after another, saying, “time after time, I have lost. I’ve lost four women’s state championship titles, two all-New England awards, and numerous other spots on the podium to male runners. I was bumped to third place in the 55-meter dash in 2019, behind two male runners. With every loss, it gets harder and harder to try again.

“That’s a devastating experience. It tells me that I’m not good enough; that my body isn’t good enough; and that no matter how hard I work, I am unlikely to succeed because I’m a woman,” Mitchell insisted.

Mitchell and a few of her female competitors have filed a lawsuit against the state of Connecticut to force the state to dump its transgender-friendly school sports rules to once again make sports fair and re-level the playing field for girls.

It especially hurts girls trying to use sports to help them get a college education. Mitchell added:

But besides the psychological toll of experiencing unfair losses over and over, the CIAC’s policy has more tangible harms for women. It robs girls of the chance to race in front of college scouts who show up for elite metes, and to compete for the scholarships and opportunities that come with college recruitment. I’ll never know how my own college recruitment was impacted by losing those four state championship titles to a male. When colleges looked at my record, they didn’t see the fastest girl in Connecticut. They saw a second- or third-place runner.

These common-sense points fell on deaf ears among many liberals who took to Twitter to accuse Miss Mitchell of being a bigot, a religious fanatic, and a hater.

For instance, a transgender activist named Dawn Ennis smeared the young woman from Connecticut and wagged a finger in Mitchell’s face calling her all sorts of names. Typical of many liberals, even as this Ennis character attacks Miss Mitchell for not having compassion, he also engages in a long series of name-calling and attacks on both Mitchell’s character and religion.

Ennis calls Mitchell a liar, calls the girl “transphobic,” says Mitchell and her legal counsel are “extremist Christians” and that they belong to a “hate group,” insists that Mitchell wants the right to “discriminate, is pushing “propaganda and ignorance,” and says that Mitchell is “immoral.” That is a lot of name-calling and hate from a purportedly compassionate leftist.

Ennis’s long, hate-filled Twitter thread can be seen starting with the following tweet:

#ChelseaMitchell wrote an op-ed in @USATODAY that is going to resonate with a lot of athletes and moms and dads. But it’s full of lies and omissions. https://t.co/eEFAX42ln0

— Dawn Ennis (She/Her/Hers) (@lifeafterdawn) May 22, 2021

But Ennis is not alone. Many other leftists also went on a binge of hate for Miss Mitchell by calling her names on social media:

Cis people don’t actually care whether or not the sport is fair. They only care about dehumanizing transgender people.

And screw @USATODAY for posting that transphobic garbage https://t.co/soPYk9Iybc

— Chris (@ChrisHBrown55) May 23, 2021

I have no tolerance for transphobia, and even less for soft-core clown-ass camo bigotry like you just tried.

You have an issue with transgender people, fine. Say it with your whole chest, kid.

— Karleigh Chardonnay Webb (@ChardonnayM) May 23, 2021

You beat two transgender girls that same week.

I certainly hope that Later Adult You isn’t haunted by this transphobic bullshit or anything.

— Not Tiger Quinn🌈 (@NPournelle) May 23, 2021

@USATODAY have you tried doing actual journalism instead of attacking transgender children?

— Ellie (@EcbEllie) May 22, 2021

Shame on @USATODAY for running this transphobic propaganda.

— . (@celanousconcern) May 23, 2021

The fact that she was even allowed to write this is appalling

— Emma, Destroyer of Cis (@LudeoF) May 22, 2021

Thank you Dawn for this thread. It was so difficult to read this on MSM. Fuck @USATODAY for allowing this shit to conquer their space.

— Karl Roccoholic (@roccoholic1) May 23, 2021

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