So here is what you can do about it
Upon taking his oath of office, President Joe Biden immediately restored men to the center of sports in America. Yesterday’s executive order inverts the clear language of Title IX to threaten schools which do not allow male bodies in women’s sports with a possible loss of federal funding.
Doing so, Biden applies language in the 2020 Bostock ruling by the United States Supreme Court that the justices clearly did not intend for this purpose. Whereas the “Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation” applies the ruling to Title IX, the SCOTUS unambiguously restricted the meaning of their decision to Title VII.
The Biden order “makes a mockery of women’s rights,” says Kara Dansky of the Women’s Human Rights Campaign.
Bostock did not hold that Title VII’s prohibition on discrimination “because of … sex” covers discrimination on the basis of “gender identity.” Instead, it held, without definition or explanation, that the prohibition on discrimination on the basis of sex covers discrimination on the basis of so-called “transgender status.” No one, including the justices, appears to know what, exactly, that means.”
Indeed, there is no coherent definition of ‘transgender’ in American law. No objective diagnostic criteria exist to detect or measure the condition of trans-ness. As an ‘identity’ to be protected in law, ‘gender’ is entirely self-referential, self-defined, and subjective.
Human bodies are immutable characteristics of a person. ‘Identities’ are ephemeral and changeable. America has sports for women and girls because of their bodies, not their identities.
Title IX sports are based on objective criteria defined by law and understood by every kinesiology, athletic training, and sports medicine textbook on every American college campus.
Biden’s executive order makes a mockery of science, reason, and the law to empower the “gender identities” of male bodies. As a result, women and girls now face challenges to their athletic potential as well as their personal safety.
As the WHRC reminded the Idaho legislature last year, male bodies enjoy “significant differences in the average bone density, bone strength, heart size, lung volume, hemoglobin levels, and muscle development of men and women, among other physical differences.”
These immutable advantages “result in men being able to generate higher speed and power during physical activity” no matter how they ‘identify.’ Biden’s order is the beneficiary of well-funded efforts on the left to gaslight the public on these differences.
But the consequences go much further than female sports. Biden is “bypassing the legislative process to implement the most controversial provisions of the Equality Act—changing the definition of sex in federal anti-discrimination regulations so that female people are no longer a discrete class with protected status under the law,” the Women’s Liberation Front said in a response to the order on their website.
The executive order was not a surprise to them at all, yet it is still alarming. “The Biden administration has grossly expanded the application of the decision with far-reaching implications for women’s rights in nearly every aspect of public life, including Title IX,” WoLF says.
Defending sports for women and girls should not be a partisan issue. Unfortunately, the Biden administration seems bent on making it partisan, while Democrats and activists alike have glued themselves to a fringe of public opinion.
Clear supermajorities of Americans in both red and blue states disagree with this new orthodoxy of liberal opinion on ‘gender issues.’
If you would like to tell Biden how you feel about this, you can visit the White House website and choose a set of pronouns from a drop-down menu. (Choosing “other” will give you an opportunity to let them know what you think about pronouns.)
If you would like to do more, consider visiting the Shop page on the website for Save Women’s Sports, a nonpartisan organization working with WoLF, WHRC, and other organizations to defend Title IX sports for women and girls. You can buy merch or make a donation.
Finally, be ready to roar like lions for girls who take a knee.