Skip to comments.Columbia University fencers tried to give Trump letter criticizing handling of gender issues
Posted on 11/24/2019 2:49:48 PM PST by Impala64ssa
Several members of Columbia Universitys 2019 championship fencing team wanted to hand deliver a letter to President Trump Friday, accusing his administration of having perpetuated a culture that conditions women and minority gender identities to be silent.
Elise Gout and three of her teammates planned to hand the letter to the president during a White House visit for athletes and coaches from 22 collegiate national championship teams. Gout said that the letter argued that the Trump administration has perpetuated a culture that conditions women and minority gender identities to be silent to sacrifice the space they have every right to take up. The letter also criticized the administration for proposing changes to federal rules that would affect campus sexual assault survivors and for implementing new regulations that prohibit groups that receive federal grants from referring patients for abortion.
But Gout was later informed by a Trump aide that she could not bring the letter with her into the East Room. White House spokesman Judd Deere said the Columbia fencers visit with Trump was cordial, and White House staff extended an invitation for the athletes and coach to come back to the White House at a later date to discuss any policy concerns they have. The four signatories noted in the letter that it only represented their views - fencers who competed on the 2019 championship team and graduated earlier this year - and not Columbia University or the fencing team.
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No wonder she’s a pain. That’s just swell. I wonder if she’s a heart throb too.
I think if you have a surgeon remove your epeé, you shouldn’t get to fence anymore.
Did they run out of chain-link?
“perpetuated a culture that conditions women and minority gender identities to be silent”
I had to read that at least 3 times to figure out what the hell they meant. They blame Trump for “the patriarchy” and “the culture”.
These people need psychological help. They are quite simply not on a path towards good mental health. They need to focus on their lives and not look for some icon to blame for their perceived ills of the world. They can’t even empathize that Trump is as much a product of “the culture” as anyone else. This tells me that Columbia is probably not a good learning institution but churning out agitators and propagandists.
Why did these people identify themselves as Columbia Team members, if they did not intend to speak for the team?
As I understand it, this was an event recognizing teams. It wasn’t an event where teams could could sound off against the president or his policies.
Leftists have some sort of crazed idea that they are the arbiters of what can or can’t be done, and if you disagree with them, they verge on violence.
How about they bring their ‘letter’ to the girl athletes being displaced by guys in drag?
Take that epee and sit on it.
Columbia is lib central.
I know a lot of male Democrats who are into Sword Fighting.
A photo op is not the place for grandstanding.
Good thing people were watching this group closely.
No doubt one of her friends would have filmed the moment they handed the letter to Trump.
“Male fencers are like male figure skaters. Lots of fags.”
BS, dude, BS.
There’s a lot of rigorous training and a lot of pain to get past before you step up on the podium.
In the upper ranks of US fencing at present there is only one faggot. In my day there were none.
We don’t usually think of it as such in America, because nobody carries swords any more, but it is a martial art. The strength, speed, timing, and control of distance I learned in fencing kept me from getting mugged or beat up on more than one continent.
“minority gender identities”
Few sports can teach such balance and timing.
Yes, it is a martial art. It should be kept alive and practiced carefully.
perpetuated a culture that conditions women and minority gender identities to be silent.
So, the fencing team shows that they are in an intellectual par with studies majors?
Or so she says until some tranny on the womens team whips her butt with an epee.
Bruce Lee’s art JKD absorbed a lot of attributes from fencing, as well as boxing.
Somehow the visit to the WhiteHouse by 22 collegiate championship teams did not get much (any?) publicity. The propaganda media is so biased.
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