No Gaines: Silence often speaks volumes

No Gaines: Silence often speaks volumes

Former University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines speaks in defense of women's sports during a rally on Jan. 12, 2023, outside of the NCAA Convention in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

No Gaines: Silence often speaks volumes

A "women's rights" statement from Hillary Clinton almost 30 years ago has not aged well – just ask an athlete-turned activist who is being hammered by the Left for defending the integrity of women's sports.

It was 1995 when then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton told the United Nations that "women's rights are human rights."

Clinton: "And among those rights are the right to speak freely and the right to be heard. Women must enjoy the rights to participate fully in the social and political lives of their countries if we want freedom and democracy to thrive and endure."

Flash forward to today … and author and activist Ryan Bomberger with the Radiance Foundation says people, sadly, do not think women's rights matter. "They're now trumped by trans rights and student activist rights who are allowed to physically and verbally assault people like Riley Gaines," he tells AFN.

Gaines, a former 12-time All-American female swimmer at the University of Kentucky – now turned Title IX advocate – is in the news for being ambushed by an angry mob at San Francisco State University (SFSU) last week. She was assaulted following her speech to students about saving women's sports.

"The prisoners are running the asylum at SFSU," Gaines tweeted afterwards. "I was ambushed and physically hit twice by a man. This is proof that women need sex-protected spaces. Still only further assures me I'm doing something right. When they want you silent, speak louder." [Editor's note: Gaines' tweet includes a one-minute video of the assault.]

Bomberger, Ryan (Radiance Foundation) Bomberger

Bomberger – author of the new book "She Is She" – shares that he has experienced similar things because of his pro-life activism. For example, he's been smoke-bombed out of lectures and faced death threats.

"[I was attacked] on a campus where there is supposed to be open learning and open discussion. But [left-leaning activists] do not want any discussion," he argues. "They want to shut it down – and that is what they tried to do by assaulting [Riley Gaines].

"Where are all the so-called feminist groups [when this happens]?" he asks. "Completely silent."

Among those silent feminists, according to Fox News, is longtime Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi – whose district includes San Francisco State University.

Gaines, who was barricaded in a room for almost three hours after the assault, told Fox News on Monday she will be pursuing legal action against SFSU.