Republican Superintendent of Schools Catherine Truitt is supporting the new supermajority of Republicans in the House and the Senate of the North Carolina General Assembly to pass legislation that will protect females in their sports based on the advantage that males have in the form of their God-given levels of testosterone- which seems perfectly reasonable and logical.
What we know from science: “Testosterone is the male sex hormone that is made in the testicles. Testosterone hormone levels are important to normal male sexual development and functions. During puberty (in the teen years), testosterone helps boys develop male features like body and facial hair, deeper voice, and muscle strength.”
But the left refuses to accept that science. Truitt’s support of real science, therefore, is a breath of fresh air from the state’s top educator.
Truitt’s courageous comments come at a time in our nation’s history when leftist organizers are showing aggressive hostility toward defenders of fairness in women’s sports, as just last week, as seen in this recent video, showed protestors being violent toward a top college female sports advocate, Riley Gaines, whose championship was taken from her to give to a male:
This sickening and violent attack against @Riley_Gaines_ occurred simply because she fights for fairness in women’s sports and stopping biological men from taking opportunities from women. I stand with Riley—and this re-affirms why we must pass SB 15 (Save Womens Sports Act) https://t.co/GvuScd6wfv— MayesMiddleton (@mayes_middleton) April 9, 2023
News and Observer education reporter Keung Hui reported on Tuesday about the comments made by Truitt:
The idea that women need to be protected and allowed to compete is getting more recognition around the country, as other GOP proponents openly support and defend Gaines:
Here is the Bill, Fairness in Women’s Sports ACT:
Gaines, according to her website: s a 12 time All-American swimmer with 5 SEC titles was a successful female swimmer at University of Kentucky with ambitions to pursue a dental degree. That post-graduate ambition and her entire life was changed when she was forced to share a locker room and then compete against biological male Lia Thomas at the 2022 NCAA Women’s Swimming Championship.
This uneven challenge, not just for Riley but for every woman competing in the pool that day, was made even more traumatic when the NCAA officials insisted on giving Lia Thomas the trophy, despite tying Riley down to the hundredth of a second in the event. Riley can recall wondering why no one was standing up for her or for any women in the room.
This moment became her call to action – to defend and protect America’s daughters against the woke left and their gender-denying ideology. Biological men should not take opportunities for success in sports away from women. Biological men should not share locker rooms with women. Join Riley today and help Protect America’s Daughters.
Truitt posted a newsletter recently:
Truitt discusses the other education legislation she is supporting:
|Education LegislationWhile not a comprehensive roundup, I wanted to highlight a few of the top bills that our agency has championed and is following closely as they work their way through the legislative process.|
SB 193: Career Development Plans: This legislation would provide career development planning for all middle and high school students. It’s a critical way we can assist students in feeling informed when making plans for after high school.
HB 8: Computer Science Graduation Requirement: This legislation would allow for all North Carolina students to gain much-needed experience in the computer science discipline before graduation from high school. Importantly, Computer Science is not just one course offered to students —it’s a content area that will position students for success no matter the path they choose.
HB 336 and SB 263: A Nurse in Every School: This legislation would require at least one nurse in every school within a public school unit beginning in the 2023-24 school year. This is an important way we can support the health, well-being, and educational success of North Carolina’s public school students.
HB 142: Protect Our Students Act: This legislation seeks to ensure that schools and employees are clear on reporting school-related sexual misconduct. Everyone has a duty to act, and by defining who is legally responsible, while also defining what misconduct entails, we can strengthen our reporting structure and better serve studentsTo keep up with education legislation, tune in to State Board of Education meetings or read meeting minutes here. You can also stay up to date by signing up for NCDPI’s K-12 Education Legislative Update newsletter here.