Politically Diverse Panelists Unite for Women’s Rights, Discuss Dangers of Transgender Activism

first_imgThe Stream 16 February 2017Family First Comment: Some superb discussion from women both liberal and conservative, but united against the ‘gender agenda’ Key quotes: “Our sex is who we are. It can’t be amputated from our body like a limb” – Miriam Ben Shalom, the first person to be reinstated into the U.S. Military after she was discharged for being an open lesbian. But now, she says, she’s being silenced and “put under the bus” for speaking out against transgender activism. “Biology isn’t bigotry. Biology is the truth.” – Emily Zino “Sixty percent of abuse survivors never speak up. When they do speak up about the dangers of transgender policies, they’re often called bigots. That’s not okay.” – Triller Haver, a rape survivor and advocate for women’s privacy rights “Standing up for biological sex as opposed to gender identity is a matter of reason. As Voltaire warned, “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” – Mary Lou Singleton, longtime leftist and women’s liberation activist “The real issue here is male violence. If “transwomen” – biological males identifying as females – were really women, they would sit down and talk civilly with women concerned about their demands. Instead, they force women to give up their private, safe spaces, all while men-only spaces are still left uncontested.” – Miriam Ben ShalomFive women formed an unlikely alliance against transgender activism at the Heritage Foundation Thursday.The panel, called “Biology Isn’t Bigotry,” zeroed in on why policies that equate gender identity with biological sex are bad for women, children and the nation — and why many women of diverse backgrounds and beliefs feel endangered or marginalized because of them.Live streamed from Heritage’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., the event featured “voices that the mainstream media has ignored,” said moderator and Heritage Senior Research Fellow Ryan Anderson.Overlooking Differences      Panelists included Miriam Ben Shalom, Kaeley Triller Haver, Kami Mueller and Mary Lou Singleton, with comments from Emily Zino.As noted on the event’s webpage, Shalom was the first person to be reinstated into the U.S. Military after she was discharged for being an open lesbian. But now, she says, she’s being silenced and “put under the bus” for speaking out against transgender activism.Triller Haver, a rape survivor and advocate for women’s privacy rights, was working as a communications director for the YMCA when it announced a new policy to let biological men into women’s locker rooms. When she tried to explain to her boss why the policy was a bad idea, he told her she was probably being close-minded. Later, she was fired.Kami Mueller is the Communications Director for the Republican Party in North Carolina. That placed her on the front lines during the HB2 battle that came after the city of Charlotte passed an open-bathroom policy.Mary Lou Singleton described herself as a longtime leftist and women’s liberation activist. “My entire life work is fighting for the class of people who are oppressed on the basis of their sex,” she said. These include women and girls around the world who are aborted, mutilated and exploited every day. Now, transgender activists tell her that it’s “transphobic” to call those people “women and girls.”Emily Zino is a stay-at-home Catholic mom of seven who fights to protect women and children’s privacy.READ MORE: https://stream.org/diverse-panelists-unify-womens-rights-discussion-dangerous-transgender-activism/?utm_source=c-internal&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_content=Transgender-2-17-2017last_img read more

Narine, Allicock fight ruled No-Contest

first_imgTHE Guyana Boxing Board of Control has officially declared the Anthony Narine debut fight against Keeve Allicock a No-Contest upon review of the fight tape from the ‘Bad Intentions’ card which was held on August 27. The initial decision of the fight saw Narine win after Allicock was disqualified for throwing an illegal blow after the referee called for the action to stop.However, the review of the fight recording showed Allicock’s illegal blow was in response to one by Narine. after the referee had called a stop to the action. The blow, also illegal, caused Narine, too, to be disqualified from the fight.Both boxers will see their records adjusted to reflect the new results.last_img

Classy Raging Bull Rallies Wide To Take Grade I, $300, 000 Shoemaker Mile

first_imgCLASSY RAGING BULL RALLIES WIDE TO TAKE GRADE I, $300,000 SHOEMAKER MILE BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER ROSARIO; TRAINED BY BROWN, HE GETS TURF DISTANCE IN 1:32.73RACE IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE QUALIFIER     ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2020)–In a race that looked oh-so-close on paper, French-bred Raging Bull turned Monday’s Grade I, $300,000 Shoemaker Mile into grassy walk in the Santa Anita Park, as he wheeled six-wide turning for home en route to a comfortable 2 ¼ length score under Joel Rosario.  Trained by Chad Brown and owned by Peter M. Brant, the 5-year-old full horse by Dark Angel got the distance in 1:32.73 over a firm turf course.Breaking from post position seven in a field of nine 3-year-olds and up, Raging Bull, in his Santa Anita debut, had two horses beat around the Club House turn and up the backside to the far turn.  With longshot Voodoo Song ensuring a legitimate pace, Raging Bull was on the move and Rosario had no intention of getting him stopped as he made an eye-catching move past the quarter pole.“He broke well and it looked like there was a good pace, he was very controlled,” said Rosario, who had ridden Raging Bull 10 times prior to today’s race.  “He just came with his run like he does all the time.  He put in a nice run.  It’s beautiful, nice to be back here and be back in action.”Although winless since taking the Grade I Hollywood Derby at Del Mar in December of 2018, Raging Bull had been close in five consecutive Grade I stakes since, his most recent appearance resulting in close fourth place finish in the Grade I Woodbine Mile on Sept. 14.The second choice in the Shoe Mile wagering at 5-2, Raging Bull paid $7.80, $5.40 and $3.40.Out of the Mr. Greeley mare Rosa Bonheur, Raging Bull notched his fourth graded stakes win today and improved his overall mark to 13-6-2-2.  With the winner’s share of $180,000, he becomes racing’s newest millionaire, with earnings of $1,100,750.“He ran a super race and he always runs good,” said Juan Hernandez, assistant to Brown.  “He had trained well here and he was acting good.  He’s just a very special horse.”A very unlucky Next Shares, who was bumped hard out of the gate by War of Will, was able to recover mount a solid late rally of his own, finishing second by a half length over favorite Without Parole.Ridden by John Velazquez, Next Shares was off at 18-1 and paid $14.20 and $7.80.“The plan was to be mid-pack with this horse, but we got wiped out at the start, so we were way back,” said Velazquez, who was one of several eastern-based riders on the local scene this weekend.  “he still ran a great race.”The 2-1 favorite, Without Parole, who is also trained by Brown and was ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr., was also unlucky, as he had to wait for racing room a furlong from home at the rail and surged late to just miss the place.Off at 2-1, he paid $3.00 to show.Last year’s Preakness Stakes winner, War of Will, who was ridden by Flavien Prat, was disqualified from fifth and placed sixth for interference at the start.Fractions on the race were 22.16, 44.75, 1:08.56 and 1:20.93Today’s Shoe Mile serves as the first Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Challenge Race qualifier of the year, with the winner provided an automatic, fees-paid berth into the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Mile on Nov. 6 at Keeneland.last_img read more