Influencer Jordan Peterson says, “it’s about time”
by Aaron Warner
Twitter may not be for everyone. At its core it is a platform made for short tempers, short ideas using short language. On a good day it is full of tribalism with black and white narratives and political pontificating. At its worst it is a morass of human cesspool level dialogue and videos exposing people at their lowest. Like a theme park full of real time car accidents the ride is made for gawking at wreckage. In order to get in you don’t have to be tall enough, it prefers you remain short.
Which is why the story of the Mid-Vermont Christian School (MVCS) Girls basketball team taking a principled stand against enabling insanity (David Vs. Goliath, Dressed As a Girl, Feb. 24) going viral on Twitter was so uniquely special. The social media app, despite its rhetorical flaws, is a measuring stick of cultural opinions for the latest controversies.
Thanks to Twitter the MVCS girl’s story was shared by an account titled “boysvswomen.com”, which is followed by world famous psychologist, NY Times best-selling author and culture commentator Dr. Jordan Peterson. Known more for verbosity Dr. Peterson re-tweeted the story to his 3.7 million followers stating simply “It’s about time” and within 24 hours the story reached over 1 million views. The tiny school in Quechee was being lauded around the globe as fast as it spun on its axis.
As the attention grew and the comments rolled in the support was overwhelmingly in favor of the Eagle’s stand for girls/women’s sports to remain free from male athletes identifying as girls/women participating at the expense of the fairer sex’s safety. Here are a few:
Solveig283 @solveig283 “Brave. Especially in New England.”
Gary Cook @orak100 “Finally. People brave enough to say no. I salute you.”
Abbie M @AbbieM16 “This is the way! All teams should follow suit to protect their girls.”
Bighats @bighats61 “Well done, we’ve got to stand up to these woke bully’s. Good luck!”
As of this morning the boysvswomen.com tweet has 1.2 million views, 7,941 likes, 1,325 re-tweets and 220 comments. Our Vermont Daily Chronicle article, which broke the story, also shared by boysvswomen.com, has been seen 18.3K times, liked by 277 accounts and re-tweed 32 times.
A call to help out the small school with donations to bless their courage has been made by many if you’d care to throw your weight behind these big-time little women.