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A Dallas Center-Grimes teacher called Ivy Soener, who identifies by the pronouns she/her/hers according to her profile, took to Twitter to express disdain toward a bill protecting women’s sports, and immediately followed it up with a retweet of a post talking about how difficult it is to see something in sports come to an end. It appears Soener, who is also the yearbook advisor and the gay-straight alliance advisor, didn’t even think twice at the irony.


On March, Soener tweeted at Gov. Kim Reynoldes.

“Please don’t sign this hateful bill today,” she wrote. “As a GSA advisor, I have seen the negative impact this bill has had so far and can’t imagine the dangerous repercussions both physically and mentally for our trans students.”

Later that night, she retweeted a post from Dallas Center-Grimes High School noting the difficulty of the end of the season for the school’s girls’ basketball team.

“When something you pour your heart and soul into comes to an end, there are really no words that help in the moment,” the tweet said in part.

The obvious question for Soener is, what about those girls who put their hearts and souls into earning a spot on a girls’ sports team only to see a biological boy come in and take that spot, take that championship or take that record?

Author: Jacob Hall

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