Fifty years after Title IX, we must protect the women’s sport

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Fifty years ago today, President Richard Nixon signed Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendment into law. Title IX mandated equality for men and women in educational institutions receiving funding from the federal government. Sadly, Democrats are turning the original intent of Title IX on its head and advocating for biological men to compete against biological women—effectively destroying the women’s game.

Title IX was intended to update the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which at the time did not prohibit discrimination against women in educational institutions. a byproduct of Education Amendment of 1972Which sought to give women an equal playing field in education, with women’s sports teams at the K-12 and collegiate levels receiving the same funding as men’s sports teams.

Thanks to this, the number of female athletes has sharply increased.

According to the National Library of Medicine, from 1973 to 2018, the percentage of high school games played by girls increased from 24.2 percent to 42.9 percent. The authors note, “Girls’ participation in high school sports is increasing not only in numbers but also in the types of games played.”

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During the 1971–1972 school year, fewer than 300,000 girls participated in their high school athletic programs, compared to over 3.5 million boys during the same time period. Fast forward to the 2018-2019 school year, and more than 3.4 million girls are participating in their high school’s athletic programs.

This expansion wasn’t just limited to high school sports.

In 1972, less than 30,000 female athlete Participated in intercollegiate sports. In 2020, a record number of students participated in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports—more than 280,000 men and 220,000 women competed on their colleges’ professional sports teams.

Every American has the right to express themselves freely, as long as their actions don’t infringe on the rights of others, but that’s exactly what’s happening in the women’s game. Allowing men to compete in women’s sports ignores hundreds of years of science, biology, and reality. It lays out specific rules designed to keep athletic competition fair.

We’ve heard heartbreaking stories of young women and girls across the country losing out on competitions and even getting scholarships to biological men who choose to identify as women and girls . Unfortunately, many of these young women who tried to speak were threatened and silenced.

In an open letter, 16 athletes from the University of Pennsylvania women’s swimming and diving team wrote, “It often feels like Penn, our school, our league, and the NCAA didn’t support us,” and added that they were told That they would be dropped from the team or that “we will never get a job offer” if they publicly spoke out against Lia Thomas’s inclusion in the women’s competition.

Lia Thomas wins NCAA Women’s 500 Freestyle, by defeating an Olympic silver medalist. It is a profound distortion of Title IX and takes successes away from the women who have earned them in the name of gender identity politics.

While the world governing body for swimming has banned many transgender athletes from competing in women’s events, the measure comes too late for women who have already lost opportunities and medals because they have to compete against biological men. Had to run

To help protect the future of women’s and girls’ sports, Democrats must remember Title IX – the premise of equality for women.

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Women’s sports should be reserved for women and girls who work hard and train for them, not men. Biological men should not be allowed to participate in women’s sports. Only girls should participate in the games prescribed for girls.

It should not be a partisan issue.

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As President Biden and Speaker Pelosi perpetuate left-wing radical gender ideology, women deserve better than their elected leaders. It is shameful that the divisive politics and radical gender ideology of the Democrats neglects basic science and is destroying the women’s game that Title IX was created to protect.

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