In the wake of the violent assault on a collegiate swimmer Riley Gaines for challenging trans activist orthodoxy, San Francisco State University vice-president Jamillah Moore reached out and offered healing help to … the students who assaulted Riley Gaines.
Gaines, who is an advocate for having only actual women compete in women’s sports, spoke on the SFSU campus Thursday evening and was received with an ambush of physically threatening hostility:
— David Llamas (@davidllamas_) April 7, 2023
She was eventually hurried by campus police into a different room where she had to remain under guard for her own protection for about three hours while the mob outside “negotiated” conditions for her release. It has been reported that among the conditions discussed were monetary demands from the mob.
No one in the mob was arrested, despite the presence of police witnesses, the videoed threats of physical violence, and – with the demand for money for her freedom – the potential for a charge of kidnapping, or at least false imprisonment.
Though Gaines speech was the talk of the campus in the days leading up to the event – and SFSU has a long history of gender activism – here’s a map of gender neutral bathrooms and needle disposal sites on campus – it is unclear if campus officials were fully prepared for the post(ish)-talk ambush.
Moore responded to the incident with a statement Saturday that does not mention Gaines at all but instead praises the students involved:
“It took tremendous bravery to stand in a challenging space (note – classrooms are NOT supposed to be challenging spaces?) I am proud of the moments where we listened and asked insightful questions,” Moore wrote. “I am also proud of the moments when our students demonstrated the value of free speech and the right to protest peacefully.”
Moore delusionally added:
…students “may also find ourselves exposed to divergent views and even views we find personally abhorrent. These encounters have sometimes led to discord, anger, confrontation and fear. We must meet this moment (note – she appears to be a fan of the governor) and unite with a shared value of learning … These issues do not go away, and these values are very much at our core.”
To help the violent mob “reflect, process, and begin to heal,” Moore reminded students they could reach out for support to such campus organizations as the “Equity and Community Inclusion” office.
Gaines was apparently none too pleased with the statement, with a spokesman previously noting that “it is stunning that in America in 2023, it is acceptable for biological male students to violently assault a woman for standing up for women’s rights,” and, post-statement, calling for the prosecution of the students involved.
I'm sorry did this just say PEACEFUL…. I was assaulted. I was extorted and held for random. The protestors demanded I pay them if I wanted to make it home safely. I missed my flight home because I was barricaded in a classroom…
We must have different definitions of peaceful. https://t.co/izxoCF1IFs
— Riley Gaines (@Riley_Gaines_) April 9, 2023
For a parallel universe news item on the incident, see here: Anti-Lia Thomas activist whisked away by police amid protest at San Francisco State.
The story describes Gaines as an anti-Lia Thomas activist (thereby improperly conflating the personal with the policy discussion) and gloatingly noting the mob was mocking Gaines for “running away” and “crying.” The vile stereotyping involved in those terms – yep, that’s what girls do, run away and cry – is almost incomprehensible…almost.
Like so many campuses around the nation, SFSU is a cesspool of woke/Equitarian anti-intellectualism and totalitarianism and the Gaines incident is far from the first in a number of anti-free speech student actions.
Last October, speech vandals forced a District Attorney candidate from the stage as she was speaking. (note – do click on the link at least for the picture; one would think a college student’s sign would be a step-up from one held by someone standing at a freeway off-ramp, but…)
In March, a multi- stakeholder Zoom-based planning session for a new Cesar Chavez mural (note – sadly, that sentence is the epitome of today’s college experience) created angst when the mere presence of a representative of Hillel, a Jewish student organization, was questioned.
In response, the same Moore issued another, slightly different, statement.
“As a campus community, we encourage a rigorous exchange of scholarly ideas and debate about Zionism, Israel, and any other world issue. That debate, however, cannot exclude people from participating in meetings and events based on an assumption of their political stance or religious identity,” wrote Moore. “The words and actions go against our values and our mission of creating a safe and inclusive campus community in which we all feel safe and welcomed. We stand together in condemnation of actions that promote exclusion, bias, hatred, prejudice, and discrimination.”
It is unclear why the appropriate sentiments of that statement would not apply to the Gaines situation as well – one would assume that opposition to “exclusion, bias, hatred, prejudice, and discrimination” would cover everyone.
Everyone except, it appears, for people who think there are two sexes and its unfair to have men competing in women’s sports.
“I will be pursuing legal action. I will ensure that the people who physically assaulted me, the people who put me in that position, they will face repercussions,” Gaines told Fox News host Tucker Carlson Friday.
🚨WATCH: Independent Women's Forum Spokeswoman @Riley_Gaines_ joins @TuckerCarlson to share her experience being targeted & ambushed by a woke mob at a San Francisco State University @TPUSA speaking event.
"This does not deter me, this assures me that I'm doing the right thing." pic.twitter.com/l0ZZBkQlv9
— Independent Women's Forum (@IWF) April 8, 2023
If you care to weigh in on the incident and/or other SFSU equity policies, you can find an official equity comment form here: https://equity.sfsu.edu/Equity-Community-Inclusion-Comment-Form
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