The Female Ear

Fatima Goss Graves

Sometimes the level of willful stupidity exhibited by activists beggars credulity. In this case, it’s a supposedly staunch radfem activist, Fatima Goss Graves, speaking in favor tranny athletes competing against women and girls during her Congressional testimony about Title IX.

You would think that the head of feminist organization would have some understanding of the “female Ear.”

Apparently, this is very much not the case with Goss Graves. She dramatically showed that she has no understanding of the “Female Ear” and how women will react to what they heard being said.

Trans students participate in sports for the same reasons as [other] kids. Because it is fun, because it creates belonging, community, because it teaches so much about persistence, leadership and discipline, and last, they learn to lose gracefully – hopefully – and often, win with dignity.

— Fatima Goss Graves

Graves, in her Congressional testimony defending Title IX, was simply stating that she believed that trannies play sports for the same reason as anyone else and gain the same benefits in character growth. That, however, was not what female athletes heard, not even a little bit. No. Female athletes heard that they were supposed to ‘lose gracefully’ to tranny competitors.

And, upon hearing that, these women responded.

Women & girls should ‘learn to lose gracefully’ to men & boys in their category. Women throwing away fair & safe sports for their fellow women is unforgivable.

— Mara Yamauchi


Unforgivable indeed. Lose gracefully my ass! Always did that when it was a fair fight!!! Nothing to be graceful about when the field is tilted so badly!!! Sex matters in sports; it matters. Shame on them.

— Martina Navratilova


If you’re a female athlete, watch this & get furious. You’re just supposed to learn to lose gracefully to a male in a race for females. If you don’t stand together & say NO, women’s sport will just be another race for males, along with men & non-binary!

— Sharron Davies


Just for the record, I have lost gracefully many times in my career. Even speaking to the incident of Thomas and I, at the national championships, we tied for fifth — granted, fifth in the entire nation, so it’s still an incredible achievement. But there were four women who beat me. I’m incredibly proud of those women who beat me. So, I certainly can and have lost gracefully many times in my career.

Women & girls should ‘learn to lose gracefully’ to men & boys in their category. Women throwing away fair & safe sports for their fellow women is unforgivable.

— Riley Gaines

And that should have been the expected reaction. The “Female Ear” is different from the “Male Ear.” Women, in a case or circumstance when their emotions are involved, do not hear what is actually said or in what context it was said in. They hear whatever will trigger them the most. They will always hear it as a further attack upon them. That Graves didn’t understand this or care enough about it to choose her words with care for women’s feelings is a level of willful stupidity that is truly awesome in its buffoonery.

NOTE: For the record, I 100% support these women’s position. Trannies have no place in women’s sports at all. There’s a reason you never hear of them in men’s sports. That, however, didn’t, doesn’t, and will never stop me from pointing out the other differences between men and women; in this case, how women hear what was said.

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