Wyoming Tribune Eagle: After 50: Title IX at a crossroads with many universities not in compliance, transgender fights
December 9. 2022
Ibrahim said defendants with deeper pockets will hire attorneys, who will threaten to sue accusers of defamation if complaints proceed. That has a numbing effect on claims for women already facing societal stigmas for coming forward. “We’re really seeing a huge uptick in those retaliatory defamation threats, a way to further silence students,” she said.
On the other side of the issue, Ibrahim said the trans sports issue is a “freedom fight” about equal opportunity, inclusion and a change in societal perspectives. “Socially, yes, we are seeing a huge backlash,” Ibrahim said of conservative opposition to transgender athletes in women’s sports. “The dragon is rearing its head because its time has come to an end.
Also published in Star-Democrat (Maryland)