As Twitchy reported earlier, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made even more liberal heads explode by signing a proclamation declaring Emma Weyant the best women’s swimmer in the NCAA 500-yard freestyle, a race that was awarded to transgender swimmer Lia Thomas. That’s made the news, and it presents quite a conundrum for headline writers. As Christina Pushaw notes, the Orlando Sentinel had to put “female” in quotation marks when describing Weyant, who is a female.
Gov. Ron DeSantis waded further into gender politics today, issuing a proclamation that said a swimmer from Sarasota is the nation’s best “female” in the 500-meter freestyle after she finished 2nd to a transgender athlete at the NCAA championship. https://t.co/pVSAUVn92a pic.twitter.com/c9zNgaaWtU
— Orlando Sentinel (@orlandosentinel) March 22, 2022
Uh, why is 'female' in quotes here? Emma is female; it is an undisputed fact. Florida media is truly going off the deep end this week. pic.twitter.com/Pd8GpSXIDH
— Christina Pushaw 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) March 22, 2022
I'd put the "competition" in quotes before "female".
— Mike Rathbone (@MikeRathbone86) March 22, 2022
It’s not hard to see why Democrats can’t win statewide elections in Florida.
— Squirrel! (@Team_Squirrel) March 22, 2022
An actual female is questionable and a pretend female is legit. It's an upside down world
— David Biddle (@davidebiddle) March 22, 2022
Because they are unable to accurately define female
— Karin (@PugLuVR06) March 22, 2022
Bc they can’t define “female” or else their worldview collapses 😃
— Andrew Washburn (@AndrewW27398232) March 22, 2022
Ironic, isn't it?
The real woman gets female in quotes, but the other thing is unequivocally female.
— Scottie Binyons (@B82Scottie) March 22, 2022
So we’re supposed to refer to trans women as “women,” but to biological women as “cisgender women” to differentiate.
Stop being sexist, @OrlandoSentinel.
— Julian (@JPpoliticsFL) March 22, 2022
Mind games. It’s ALL mind games.
— Robbelah (@MissRobin61) March 22, 2022
Moderates be like pic.twitter.com/nEoGhLpWso
— Caroline Melear (@CarolineMelear) March 22, 2022
It's like these people never owned a pet.
— InTheRightColumn (@TheRightColumn) March 22, 2022
They consider us fake females because we were not born with a penis.
— LibertyJ (@LibertyJen) March 22, 2022
The media sucks
— Dskj (@Don83231101) March 22, 2022
The fact that the word "trans" need to be used to describe a "woman" is evidence they aren't the same. Emma is a woman
— Ronaldo Reagano (@ReaganoRonaldo) March 22, 2022
All the leftist propaganda media shills are long gone off the deep end. Today just happens to be "trans" week.
— Danilo F. Pacheco 🇺🇸 🇨🇴 (@DaniloF06848421) March 22, 2022
It would be considered hate speech if you referred to Lia Thomas as “female.”
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issues proclamation naming Emma Weyant as the best women’s swimmer in the 500-yard freestyle https://t.co/oxyTXARFiJ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 22, 2022
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