Title IX: Leaving Girl Sports For Girls

Royal Alexander/Opinion

The fact that this issue has even become a contested matter is a testament to how unhinged, morally and ethically, our nation has become.

The Biden Administration has just made a striking departure from the previous Trump Administration’s position on Title IX, a federal education law that prevents discrimination based on sex. Title IX states in pertinent part that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance …”

However, President Biden has just issued an Executive Order entitled Preventing and Combating Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation. The order reflects a significant shift in how the Biden administration will interpret and enforce the rights of transgender and other students.

Simply stated, the Executive Order asserts in pertinent part that “[a]ll persons should receive equal treatment under the law without regard to their gender identity or sexual orientation”, including that “[c]hildren should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, locker room, or school sports.” This language may sound benign but it is not.

Conversely, the Trump Administration’s stance regarding schools, students and the issue of sexual orientation and gender identity specifically reaffirmed the position that public school districts may exclude students from athletic teams based on “gender identity” and could require students to use bathrooms based on biological sex, rather than gender identity.

The real tragedy of this policy shift is that all of the progress allowed and encouraged by Title IX for girls is now threatened by the transgender agenda, which seeks to allow biological males to compete in girls and women’s sports.

What this effectively means is that biological men who “say” or “identify” their gender identity is/as “female” will be allowed to compete in high school and college sports against biological women. This is insane. It will destroy girl sports. Allowing biological males to compete in all-female sports is completely unfair to female athletes. The Equal Protection Clause allows a state or school district to recognize the physical differences between the biological sexes in sports and they should.

Transgender people argue that boys who identify as girls actually are girls. No, they’re not. And they are definitely not biologically—males clearly have physical advantages over females—and in physical sports, gender and biology really do matter. In fact, physical strength and skill are determinative which is why in athletic sports biological boys win over biological girls virtually all of the time. It’s the reason why a Dallas, Texas under-15 boys squad convincingly beat, 5-2, the world champion U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team in a scrimmage.

Let’s also remember that sports and athletics play an integral role in the development of young leaders and girls will be robbed of this opportunity for growth and development if forced to compete with biological males. Another very important consideration here is that biological females will very likely lose athletic scholarships when they have to compete for them against biological males. For many biological females, a scholarship is the only opportunity they will have to go to college.

Title IX has made possible enormous growth in women’s sports but it is now being grossly distorted to undermine that progress. Let’s please stop with this gender delusion and confusion. It is hurting biological females and preventing them from reaching their fullest potential.

12 thoughts on “Title IX: Leaving Girl Sports For Girls

  1. As a woman and mother of two biological females I hope my daughters get a chance to play on sports teams with only other biological females. It’s been proven scientifically that children will stop trying if they can tell they can never win no matter how hard they try. Biological differences between the sexes are scientifically proven. Biological Girls should be able to compete against Biological Girls without scrutiny. Let women have a chance at first in the women’s division. We haven’t come this far in women’s rights to be snuffed back out of the limelight by biological males. I’m not a women because of high heels, lipstick and a purse. It is a part of my faith to celebrate what makes biological females, biologically female. It’s a part of my culture and faith. I’m proud to be biologically female. I will teach my daughters to be proud of that too. We are important in our own right and I will not stand for any individual to try and diminish that importance or ridicule me or my daughters for being who we are by right of birth.

  2. How about just keeping your nose out of the underwear and bedrooms of consenting adults. It is not homosexuals or trans that are molesting, raping kids, teens or adults.

    • You truly are one special turd. The article was based purely in respect to unfair advantages in sports. Nothing about bedrooms, underwear, or consenting adults was ever mentioned or referenced. The article doesn’t put down anyone or their preferences either. It’s just pure common sense that a biological male, that has began puberty, has an advantage over his female counterparts because of the production of testosterone. You should really knock that chip off your shoulder. I don’t know you, but I can tell you are a very ugly person, personality wise. Too bad there is no magic pill for your emotional impotence.

        • So if there’s one open spot on a female college team for a scholarship you think that’s fair if the male gets it because he’s a stronger athlete then the female?
          I’m not a scientist or a politician but damn there’s 2 genders and that’s all! Doesn’t matter what you identify as, if you were born male you are male and if you’re born a female you are a female! Doesn’t matter what you have cut off or added on.
          And if you’re so confused about where to pee then get some diapers and change when you get home.

          • Not male, female. You’re the one that’s confused.
            So the young woman soccer player shouldn’t have played kicker on a football team?

          • Not confused at all! In know what team to play on and what restroom bro use and what gender I am.
            And the female kicker No! That was wrong too. If she would have tried to do everything a kicker should have to be able to do she would have probably been killed!

        • Yes, sports are sports. There are sports for young small children, and sports for high school students and college students and then for the pros. You are one brick short of a load to think the way you think. 5 year olds can play on mixed teams because they are at the same developmental stage. As children age, boys just naturally get stronger, with the ability to hurt a smaller female. Let me ask you V, do you have any daughters? Or any sons? How would you feel about your daughter playing football against a guy who outweighs her by 100 lbs? Being thrown to the ground by a bigger tougher dude. And what if he doesn’t like the girl, and gets a little too rough. She would have problems defending herself against rough treatment.

          Women fought for years for certain rights. We finally get them, and you, ms progressive American woman, want to set us back. We fought for the rights to have sports leagues, for boys and girls both. Now you want to basically change it back. I thought you dems were all for the rights of women, abortions, pay, all that stuff, you know. Then why be so stupid about sports. Your ideas are insane.

          As I have heard said, dig up the grave of a man to woman sex change person in 100 years. You know what the scientists will tell you. “There lies a MAN.” Not a woman, there may be some wires crossed and I’m not going there, because I don’t know how the mind of an individual works, and I’m not condemning anyone, or getting in anyone’s business, I’m just telling you what the scientists tell us. “If a person has a total gender reassignment – (sex change) no matter how extreme the operation goes with hormone injections etc; on a DNA level, the sex of that person is absolute?” And then we have, “No amount of surgery, hormone injections or anything else will change someone’s DNA from a man’s to a woman’s (or vice versa).”

    • We need to speak up for girls. Every time this happens than speak out against it and fight it Ethylene Bright..

      We are under the rule of a dictator. It won’t be easy to fight this.

      Just think, Biiden is up to 52 executive orders now. And he condemned this when the former president did the few that he did. (I think 7 or 8). This issue is one of those EO’s.

      But, we can still hope our voices will be heard

  3. This reminds me of the fiasco when Obama said it was ok for men to go into women’s restrooms in public places. This is just as stupid as that one was. Maybe they ought to determine if a student can play sports on the girls team or the boys team by doing a simple test.The simplest thing DNA can tell you is whether someone is male or female. Apart from some very rare cases, that doesn’t even involve looking at their DNA sequence – all you need to know is whether they have X and Y chromosomes (making them male) or a pair of Xs (which makes them female). If they test as a male, they play on the boy’s team, same for females. It should be as simple as that. What Biden is trying to do is discriminate against the girls who want to play in sports. It is wrong, just as some of the other decisions he has made have been wrong. He needs to think of the consequences of his decisions.

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