This season, the WNBA is promoting and supporting several liberal activist groups and organizations, and even donating a portion of ticket sales to their causes.
Among the groups the WNBA is supporting are Planned Parenthood and GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.
The initiative, called “Take a Seat, Take a Stand,” is being promoted as a “women and girls empowerment program” which benefits a select group of groups the league has chosen. A league statement announced “When regular-season games begin May 18, WNBA tickets will do more than support women’s sports – when fans take a seat at a WNBA game, they will also have the chance to support several organizations that are changing the game for women and girls.
“For each ticket purchased, the WNBA will donate $5 to one of six organizations of the fans’ choosing in addition to a ticket to send a young woman or girl to a game to inspire her by the strength, talent and leadership of the women of the WNBA. Fans can also choose to donate tickets directly to one of the organizations.
While some of the organizations have noble causes – like cancer research – others are activist based, taking a left-wing feminist approach to women’s “empowerment.”
In a promotional video produced by the WNBA (included below), clips from the Women’s March are used to promote the initiative.
In a press release, the WNBA rationalized their choices in organizations.
“For 22 years, the WNBA and its players – women playing at the highest level of their sport – have stood up as role models for millions of women and girls,” said WNBA President Lisa Borders. “With ‘Take a Seat, Take a Stand,’ we are proud to come together as a league to stand with our partner organizations, our fans and the many inspiring women raising their voices for change in the current women’s movement.”
They didn’t explain the rationale that helping Planned Parenthood also helps young girls. We assume they aren’t referring to unborn girls.
These are the organizations the WNBA chose to support with the initiative.
- Bright Pink, a national nonprofit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.
- GLSEN, a national network of students, educators, parents and community leaders working to create safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ students.
- It’s On Us, a cultural movement aimed at fundamentally shifting the way we think about sexual assault.
- MENTOR, the unifying champion for quality youth mentoring in the United States.
- Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education.
- The United State of Women, a national organization for any woman who sees that we need a different America for all women to survive and thrive — and wants to work collectively to achieve it.
This promotional video by the WNBA highlights the groups they are supporting, and includes shots from thr Women’s March.
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