A news article—not opinion piece—from CNN recently stated that “there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth.”
The statement was made in an article by CNN reporter, Devan Cole, who was writing about South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s executive orders banning biological males from competing in women’s sports.
The Daily Caller reports:
The story further noted that “biological sex” is a “disputed term that refers to the sex as listed on students’ original birth certificates” as CNN reported Noem’s two executive orders, one to “protect fairness in K-12 athletics” and another to “do so in college athletics.”
Cole wrote that the executive orders “do not explicitly mention transgender athletes, they reference the supposed harms of the participation of ‘males’ in women’s athletics — an echo of the transphobic claim, cited in other similar legislative initiatives, that transgender women are not women.”
CNN has yet to respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller.
S.D. Gov. Noem Says She Will Sign Bill Protecting Women’s Sports
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem announced yesterday that she will sign a bill ensuring women’s sports teams and public schools be reserved for those who are biological females.
The Women’s Fairness in Sports bill passed the South Dakota House 50-17 last month, and was passed by the Senate yesterday in a 20-15 vote.
In response to the news of the bill passing in the South Dakota senate, Noem tweeted, “In South Dakota, we’re celebrating #InternationalWomensDay by defending women’s sports! I’m excited to sign this bill very soon.”
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) March 8, 2021
A spokesman for Noem told Fox News, “We anticipate that when Governor Noem signs the bill, South Dakota will be the first state this year to pass legislation of this sort.”
During his first day in office President Joe Biden signed an executive order which dictates that federally funded educational institutions must admit biological males to women’s sports teams and scholarships.
Last month, when White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the executive order, she said Biden’s belief is that “trans rights are human rights.”
“And that’s why he signed that executive order,” she said. “And in terms of the determinations by universities and colleges, I would certainly defer to them.”
For the full report, click HERE.
University of Pittsburgh Website Post Calls Women “Birthing People”
Falling in line with perhaps what is bound to become the latest growing trend in higher education institutions, the University of Pittsburgh official website published a post calling women “birthing people.”
UPitt published on its official website a post about the research of Dara Mendez — a public health professor who applies “Black Feminist Theory” and “Critical Race Theory” to her work. The post detailed her research into the experiences of Black mothers in giving birth and raising children.
The publication used the term “birthing people” to delineate between women and supposed non-women who give birth.
The post states, “The numbers are grim: The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. has been climbing over the past three and a half decades, and that rate is higher among Black women and birthing people than in other racial groups with 40 deaths per 100,000, compared to 12.4 per 100,000 in their White counterparts.”
Unfortunately, the University of Pittsburgh isn’t the only educational institution to adopt this new woke language. As Campus Reform points out, Harvard Medical School’s Twitter account referred to women as “birthing people” and claimed that not everyone who gives birth is a woman.
“Globally, ethnic minority pregnant and birthing people suffer worse outcomes and experiences during and after pregnancy and childbirth. These inequities have been further highlighted by #COVID19,” reads the Tweet about a panel discussion on “maternal justice.”
In a follow-up tweet, the elite medical school wrote
“The webinar panelists used the term “birthing person” to include those who identify as non-binary or transgender because not all who give birth identify as ‘women’ or ‘girls.’ We understand the reactions to this terminology and in no way meant for it to erase or dehumanize women.”
The webinar panelists used the term "birthing person" to include those who identify as non-binary or transgender because not all who give birth identify as "women" or "girls." We understand the reactions to this terminology and in no way meant for it to erase or dehumanize women.
— Harvard Med Postgraduate and Continuing Education (@HMSPostgradCE) November 9, 2020