The first African American head coach to win a Super Bowl deleted a tweet mocking school gender identity policies on Wednesday, following backlash from liberal websites and social media users claiming he was promoting a debunked urban myth.
On Wednesday, NFL Hall of Famer Tony Dungy tweeted a comment mocking Minnesota State Rep. Sandra Feist for saying schools should be required to provide menstrual products in boys’ bathrooms – because “not all students who menstruate are female.”
Replying to a Daily Wire video of Rep. Feist making the claim, Dungy tweeted:
“That’s nothing. Some school districts are putting litter boxes in the school bathrooms for students who identify as cats. Very important to address every student’s needs.”
Denounced and accused of perpetuating a conservative urban myth, rather than just making a joke, Dungy deleted the tweet by the end of the day.
In the video, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Rep. Feist objects to an amendment that would limit the free menstrual products to “female” bathrooms:
MN House member advocates for bill requiring menstrual products in boys’ school bathrooms: “Not all students who menstruate are female.” pic.twitter.com/xnctI5Ox0z
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) January 18, 2023
“First, there are a lot of schools that are moving towards gender-neutral bathrooms, and if we add ‘female,’ we might become obsolete very quickly.
“Second, not all students who menstruate are female. We need to make sure all students have access to these products.”
“These students who are not female, who menstruate face a greater stigma and barrier to asking for these products,” Feist added. “And so, providing them in an easily accessible place in all student bathrooms is particularly important for those students.”
Regardless of whether or not schools are providing bathroom litter boxes, some women actually are identifying as feline.
A social media post by one such cat-lady was a featured video at last year’s Media Research Center Gala. In it, she provides examples of her various meows and their meaning, including her cat mating call.
“Overall, we’re a very happy kitten family,” she says.
Apparently, cat-identification is nothing new. In 2016, a Norwegian woman named Nano claimed to be a cat. She said she really believes she is a cat. In a video interview with a local reporter, the then-20 year-old said she first realized she was a cat at 16 years old.
“I think I will be cat all my life,” she predicted.
But, not everyone is buying cat-identification ideology. “You can’t identify as whatever you want,” one woman in a cat costume told Fox News last year, explaining that dressing as a cat doesn’t make her one.
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