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Iran’s only female Olympic medalist, Kimia Alizadeh, defects with blistering attack

kimia-alizadehIran’s only female Olympic medalist announced she has defected from the Islamic Republic — posting a blistering online letter over the weekend describing herself as “one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran.”

Taekwondo champion Kimia Alizadeh, 21 — who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics — attacked the “hypocrisy, lies [and] injustice” of her homeland Saturday as she revealed she’d fled to Europe.

“I am one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran whom they’ve been playing for years,” she wrote in an Instagram post accusing Iranian officials of sexism and other mistreatment.

“I wore whatever they told me and repeated whatever they ordered. Every sentence they ordered I repeated,” she said, adding that she was angry at being forced to wear her country’s mandatory hijab headscarf while competing.

“None of us matter for them, we are just tools,” she raged.

The athlete said that while Iran’s government took advantage of her medals politically, officials would also humiliate her, making remarks such as, “It is not virtuous for a woman to stretch her legs!”

Alizadeh reportedly fled to the Netherlands, though said she has yet to be asked by another country to continue to compete in her sport.

“But I accept the pain and hardship of homesickness because I didn’t want to be part of hypocrisy, lies, injustice,” Alizadeh wrote.

Still, she assured the “dear Iranian people” that she would remain “a child of Iran,” wherever she is.

News of her disappearance shocked Iran.  (For the rest of the story, click here.)

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This is why abortion is awful, because you never know who that little baby will become! J. K. Dobbins brings joy to do many people and will go down as one of the best Running Backs for Ohio state and possible college football history! All because he was given a chance to LIVE!

Listen to the broadcaster commenting on his mother’s “almost abortion” and how he is now alive and his mother’s “miracle baby.”

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Controversies have always swirled around the Olympics: race, politics and performance-enhancing drugs. The new controversy will be interesting to watch. Can a person with XY chromosomes compete against persons with XX chromosomes? In other words, can men complete against women in women’s sports?

2_Biological-Male-Wins-World-Championship-Event-in-Womens-CyclingIt seems crazy, but this is the real debate for Tokyo in 2020. It is absurdly possible that males will be competing against females. The rules dictate the differences are to be determined by the amount of testosterone in a person’s body. If a male takes testosterone suppressing drugs, he can put on a women’s uniform and race against the girls.

For a great Catholic Thing article explaining this in detail, read “‘Transjacking’ Sports” HERE.

My kudos to the Vatican for speaking out on this issue of gender-craziness in a document entitled “Male and female he created them: for a path of dialogue on the issue of gender in education.”

Quoting Section 25:

“25. The process of identifying sexual identity is made more difficult by the fictitious construct known as “gender neuter” or “third gender”, which has the effect of obscuring the fact that a person’s sex is a structural determinant of male or female identity. Efforts to go beyond the constitutive male-female sexual difference, such as the ideas of “intersex” or “transgender”, lead to a masculinity or feminity that is ambiguous, even though (in a self-contradictory way), these concepts themselves actually presuppose the very sexual difference that they propose to negate or supersede. This oscillation between male and female becomes, at the end of the day, only a ‘provocative’ display against so-called ‘traditional frameworks’, and one which, in fact, ignores the suffering of those who have to live situations of sexual indeterminacy. Similar theories aim to annihilate the concept of ‘nature’, (that is, everything we have been given as a pre-existing foundation of our being and action in the world), while at the same time implicitly reaffirming its existence.”

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