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Friday, July 19, 2024

Woke School’s Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Disciplined for Defending Women’s Sports

'I was not just chastised. I was burned at the stake. I was stoned. I was basically told I was a horrible person, and it was heartbreaking, really...'

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) After Oberlin College’s head women’s lacrosse coach defended women’s sports from transgender athletes, the far-left school moved to discipline her, ostensibly to increase her sensitivity toward underserved populations, Legal Insurrection reported.

Coach Kim Russell shared a social media post in March, congratulating female NCAA swimmer Emma Weyant, who came in second to transgender swimmer Lia Thomas in an important race.

Russell’s post called the second-place swimmer the “real winner” since she was the best-performing woman in the pool, despite Thomas’s formal victory.

In response to the post, Oberlin’s administration forced Russell to undergo a series of “training” sessions, at which Russell was demeaned and harassed.

Some of the sessions involved controversial “restorative justice” methods that allowed Russell’s own players to confront and belittle her with impunity, effectively subverting the coach–athlete relationship.

In order to counter the woke assault on her freedom of speech, Russell partnered with the Independent Women’s Forum, an organization working to save women’s sports from the encroachment of transgenderism.

In the above video, IWF released audio recordings of some of Russell’s “retraining” sessions with Oberlin administrators, which appeared to confirm Russell’s portrayal of the meetings as a witch hunt and an attempt at character assassination.

“I was not just chastised,” Russell began, recounting one of the meetings in particular. “I was burned at the stake. I was stoned. I was basically told I was a horrible person, and it was heartbreaking, really.”

Further, the IWF created a documentary detailing Russell’s story. In the film, the lacrosse coach spoke of her love of the game and of her students, but she also told of her pro-women’s-sports social-media post.

According to the film, one of Russell’s own lacrosse players reported the post to Oberlin’s athletic director, triggering the investigation and the series of disciplinary meetings.

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