During a CNN town hall over the weekend, Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley unconscionably blamed the higher rates of suicides among teen girls on the LGBTQ community.
CNN host Jake Tapper asked the former Trump UN ambassador to describe the phrase ‘woke’ in her terms.
Ron DeSantis can’t go more than 10 seconds without uttering the term “woke,” and Haley decided to use it in a most despicable fashion.
The idea that we have biological boys playing in girls’ sports, is the women’s issue of our time. My daughter ran track in high school. I don’t even know how I would have that conversation with her. How are we supposed to get our girls used to the fact that biological boys are in their locker room? And then we wonder why a third of our teenage girls seriously contemplated suicide last year.
We should be growing strong girls, confident girls. Then you go, and you talk about building a strong military. How are you going to build a morale and strong military when you’re doing gender pronoun classes?
This is sick.
It is ridiculous to claim that there are hoards of biological boys hanging out in girls’ bathrooms at schools at all. (Less than one-half of one percent of Americans identify as transgender.)
Teens and young adults are not confused by the trans community at all.
It’s right-wing miscreants and Christian nationalist activists using their homophobia to fundraise and score political points.
There is a high rate of suicides among LGBTQ youth because of the hate spewed by people like Nikki Haley.
Nowhere in the massive CDC report on teen suicides did they find “confusion stemming from who uses the bathroom” or any transgender issue to be a factor.
Almost 20 percent of girls reported experiencing rape or other sexual violence in the previous year, though. Not from trans teens.
Nikki is using hate to get attention for her campaign, and she’s failing.
Author: John Amato