America’s Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles is the best female gymnast in the world.
America’s Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings is the best female beach volleyball player in the world.
But the best moments they’ve provided during the Rio Games have nothing to do with athletics.
Biles’ story of triumph includes being raised by her grandparents who adopted her. Yet, NBC commentator Al Trautwig carelessly characterized them as not her “real” parents.
The admonishment Trautwig received from viewers for his ignorance forced an apology but more importantly raised the issue of adoption as a loving option.
I was adopted. My “real” parents are the ones who sacrificed for me and raised me just as Biles’ parents did her—although Biles’ parents clearly had more to work with than did mine.
In a related story, Kerri Walsh Jennings drew the rebuke of some of the man-hating shew feminist-types for saying, “I feel like I was born to have babies and play volleyball.”
For the Left, a woman is not supposed to offer such an homage to motherhood. They must concentrate instead on tearing down the imaginary patriarchy.
In a society where sports so impacts culture, the Biles and Walsh Jennings families set the gold standard.