The National Hockey League has waded into the culture wars. In a message on Twitter, the League made the bold statement that trans men are men. That official position means that women who chemically and surgically alter themselves to appear as men must be recognized as men, regardless of science, an increasingly accepted anti-science position on the Left.
“The NHL is proud to support this past weekend’s Team Trans Draft Tournament in Middleton, Wisconsin. This was the first tournament comprised entirely of transgender and nonbinary players, with around 80 folks participating! #HockeyIsForEveryone #NHLPride,” the NHL tweeted Tuesday.
The conversation was picked up by a person who asked, “So, men playing on womans team?”
The NHL replied, “Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Nonbinary identity is real.”
The conversation picked up steam from there, with another person responding, “And just like that, the @NHL erased the special and unique places women hold in biology and history. Shame on you.”
And on the discussion went, with the NHL apparently not understanding its audience; most of the responses derided the NHL for going woke.
Ben Shapiro of the Daily Wire noted, “Amazing to watch sports leagues that rely on extraordinary performance by biological men (as well as the viewership of disproportionately male audiences) parrot the idiotic anti-biological garbage of the woke coterie. If this is true, why aren’t there any trans men in the NHL? They’re real men, after all. Must be terrible and vicious discrimination.”
Another responder told the NHL, “So you intentionally discriminated against ‘cis-gender people.’ Nice. Yes, I can play word games too.”
And before all was said and done with the NHL, came the inevitable… “I identify as a 1st round draft pick.. which team will I be placed on?”