Megan Rapinoe To Be Given Presidential Medal Of Freedom By Joe Biden
The "woke" soccer star Megan Rapinoe is set to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Joe Biden next week.
Megan Rapinoe, who has long considered herself to be the “woke” Colin Kaepernick of the world of women’s soccer, is set to be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Joe Biden.
The highest civilian honor in the United States. 🎖@mPinoe will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House on July 7 🇺🇸
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 1, 2022
Rapinoe Given Presidential Medal Of Freedom
KRCTV reported that Rapinoe is one of seventeen individuals who is set to be given this honor on July 7.
“These seventeen Americans demonstrate the power of possibilities and embody the soul of the nation – hard work, perseverance, and faith,” the White House said in a statement.
“They have overcome significant obstacles to achieve impressive accomplishments in the arts and sciences, dedicated their lives to advocating for the most vulnerable among us, and acted with bravery to drive change in their communities – and across the world – while blazing trails for generations to come,” the statement added.
Rapinoe was described by the publication as “an Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women’s World Cup champion. She also captains OL Reign in the National Women’s Soccer League. She is a prominent advocate for gender pay equality, racial justice, and LGBTQI+ rights.”
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Daily Mail reported that the following is the full list of recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom:
Sister Simone Campbell
Fr. Alexander Karloutsos
Rapinoe’s Roe v. Wade Overturn Meltdown
Rapinoe regularly spoke out against Donald Trump during his presidency, infamously saying that she was “not going to the f*****g White House” if her team won the World Cup in 2019. Trump fired back by calling her the “woman with purple hair” who lead a team of “leftist maniacs.”
The news of Rapinoe’s award comes after she blasted the Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade, which effectively handed the issue of abortion back to the states.
“I just can’t understate how sad, and how cruel this is. I think the cruelty is the point. Because this is not pro-life by any means,” Rapinoe said, according to Fox News. “This way of thinking, or political belief, is coupled with a complete lack of motivation around gun laws, it comes with pro-death penalty, it comes with anti-healthcare, anti-prenatal care, anti-childcare, anti-pre-K, anti-food assistance, anti-welfare, anti-education, anti-maternity leave, anti-paternity leave.”
“This is not pro-life,” she added. “And it’s very frustrating and disheartening, and frankly just infuriating to hear that be the reason that people are wanting to end abortion rights, and end this vital aspect of a woman’s — not only healthcare and general basic safety in this country, but her bodily autonomy, and the right to freedom, and the pursuit of happiness and liberty, is being assaulted in this instance. And it’s just incredibly disheartening.”
Rapinoe’s Message To Men
Rapinoe went on to blame men for the Supreme Court’s decision.
“You are allowing a violent and consistent onslaught on the autonomy of women’s bodies, on women’s rights, on women’s minds, on our hearts, on our souls,” she said when asked what her message to men would be. “We live in a country that forever tries to chip away at what you have enabled, at what you have been privileged enough to feel your entire life.”
Quite frankly, Megan Rapinoe is one of the last people who should be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and we feel sorry for the other recipients that they have to be put in the same category as her.