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Riley Gaines assaulted and harassed at San Francisco University
US college swimmer Riley Gaines has allegedly been punched twice by a male and held captive for three hours while attending a university to speak about males appropriating female stereotypes in women’s sport.
Gaines was forced to compete against male swimmer Lia Thomas and lost a position to him after a dead heat when it was decided Thomas would be granted third place for the photo opportunity. Gaines has also shared an emotional video of being forced to change room with the male swimmer and his penis.
Last week Riley attended San Francisco State University to share her personal experience. A loud group of aggressive activists drowned out her speech, surrounded her and screamed obscenities. A video posted to Twitter shows activists yelling and closing in around her. The female athlete was forced to barricade herself in a room for three hours before she could safely leave the campus.
Riley refused to be silenced despite the physical violence and threats. She vowed to 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.
Still only further assures me I'm doing something right. When they want you silent, speak louder. 🗣️
Incredibly, Jamillah Moore, Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at the university, made no apology and even commended students for the actions against the female swimmer. “She claims the school is 'proud' of the students who 'participated peacefully' and made it clear that the trans community is welcome at the school.”
Gaines announced in a video that she will seek to sue the university and told the Daily Mail that it is time activists were held accountable for their actions.
'I think that what you have to do to make changes in regards to protecting freedoms is to go where it hurts which is the pockets,' she said. 'If I weren't to do something, there would be no repercussions for these people.'
'Something needs to be done to hold these people accountable, whether it be the student body, the administration...they need to realize is that what happened to me was violent, was completely wrong and it was criminal,' Gaines alleges. 'They weren't even peaceful in an alternate universe.'
Women are being systematically silenced, threatened and even assaulted for attempting to protect and promote female single-sex spaces and services.
In recent weeks Kellie-Jay Keen and her supporters were assaulted in New Zealand with a 70-year-old woman punched in the face at a Let Women Speak event. Keen was covered in tomato juice by a radical activist and the event abandoned due to physical violence by trans activists.
Victorian MP Moira Deeming was suspended from the Liberal Party and falsely labelled a Nazi sympathiser for attending the Melbourne Let Women Speak event.
Queensland based app developer and owner Sall Grover has had to launch a GoFundMe to cover legal expenses to fight for a female-only service.
In NSW, the activists who hope to silence women have turned their focus on me for declaring men are not women.
I have never been violent, nor have I ever advocated violence against anyone, yet I have been served with several applications for apprehended violence orders for campaigning for the rights of women in sport. I will be vigorously defending myself against these accusations in court.
There is a coordinated effort being undertaken to silence me, which they hope will silence you.
The relentless attempts to silence debate are disturbing and dangerous.
Men and women have a right to deny the lie that a person can change sex.
Men and women have the right to expect safety, fairness and dignity in sport, change rooms and other spaces.
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