Michael Oher had been on the radar of football fans for years because of his talent. He became a household name, however, after The Blind Side put his inspirational story on the screen for people everywhere. However, in a recent petition filed by his lawyers, Oher claims significant parts of that story were more fiction than fact.
It should be noted that anytime a person’s life is turned into a film, certain license will be taken with the details. Sometimes, that simply makes for a more cohesive story. The recent adaptation of Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place is one such example.
However, at other times, as appears to be the case here, those details make a substantial difference in how the main character is seen by those who watch the movie.
In a speech, Al-Musallam explained the organization has "protected the rights of our female athletes by creating an enclosure policy that has become the template which many other international [federations] are following." He hopes the "enclosure policy" would protect "fair competition for our female athletes."
During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Protecting Pride: Defending the Civil Rights of LGBTQ+ Americans" this week, former NCAA swimming standout Riley Gaines argued that comments from the president of the far-left Human Rights Campaign about Serena Williams were not accurate.
HRC President Kelley Robinson recently said Williams could beat men in a game of tennis during the hearing.
"There's been this news article about men that think they can beat Serena Williams in tennis," Robinson said. "And it's just not the case. She is stronger than them."
But Gaines, a 12-time All-American swimmer who tied with transgender swimmer Lia Thomas in 2022, said in response: "Both Serena and Venus lost to the 203rd ranked male tennis player," Fox News reports.
Here are three takeaways from Gaines' testimony: