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Iowa father Todd Erzen spoke on a bill protecting women’s sports during a subcommittee hearing Thursday at the Iowa Capitol. The bill passed the subcommittee 2-1 as Republican Representatives Henry Stone and Skyler Wheeler provided their stamp of approval on the legislation.

Erzen, a father of four daughters, spoke in support of the bill.

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“and so comes the end of our Jedi mind tricks. It’s really quite simple. And we live in an age now where people are trying to upend reality for all manner of reasons But this is one-plus-one-equals-two territory,” Erzen said. “One-plus-one does not equal giraffe. One-plus-one does not equal cucumber. One-plus-one equals two. And you know who knows that interestingly enough? The women who would like to live the life as men at the highest levels, you know what sport they play, they play on the girls’ side. Because they know and they want to live a life differently than others, but they know when it comes down to that, they can’t identify as a boy and go play boy sports because they won’t play. It can’t happen. It won’t happen. It only goes the other way. That should make us think a little bit. That should make us think a lot.”

Erzen said it is clear that a man with a mental illness being chemically castrated becomes a woman according to some people in the room.

“I can’t think of a more insulting thing to say, to half of all the people on this planet,” he said. “And so we need to help these people, I agree. But interestingly enough, we talk about help, help, help.

“Well over at the University of Pennsylvania right now, there’s a guy jumping not only in the pool and destroying the girls’ race times, their records. But also talking his naked body into the locker room as well. I’m not sure where the dads are in that room. But slowly, the 30 women on that team are speaking up, slowly, and they’re finding their voice. Half of them, and their parents, are being told to get counseling. Instead of the guy, the 16 girls are told to get counseling. so you all say you care about mental health. You’re making it 100 times worse and you’re making a seventh-grade girl come in here and do the job that none of you will. This ends now. This ends today. One-plus-one equals two. Don’t make it more complicated than that. This ends now.”

 

Author: Jacob Hall

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