Woke War Against Women…
Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. It is written in plain English and easy to comprehend. But, unfortunately, it also leads to unanticipated and unwanted outcomes.
“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.”
Thus, Title IX applies to any institution receiving federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education, including state and local educational agencies. Educational programs and activities that receive federal funds from the Department of Education must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. Additionally, a recipient may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy or because a person made charges, testified, or participated in any complaint action under Title IX.
Unfortunately, like all things associated with the progressive communist democrats and their identity politics, good intentions and pandering to the alphabet people in the LGBTQ+ community sometimes have disastrous effects for both individuals and society itself.
Sports competition is about fairness – not when identity politics determines the winners and losers.
Consider Connecticut track star Chelsea Mitchell, an elite female athlete considered to be the former fastest women’s track star in the State. I say former because Chelsea has lost four state championship titles, Not because she is slower than the competition, but because she was competing out of class with male runners who self-identify as females and can compete in women’s events under Title IX.
The bureaucrats at the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC), which sanctions high-school athletic competitions, appear afraid of the personal, political, and legal consequences of standing up for biologically female athletes in the face of the “woke” mob.
A tale of the tape.
Two biological males, who could not compete as successfully at medal-levels with other biological males, "took 15 state championship titles, set 17 new individual meet records, and denied women runners more than 85 opportunities to advance to the next level of competition" or to earn athletic scholarships to prestigious schools where they could continue both their athletic and academic career.
There is no doubt that males, no matter what drugs they take or the parts they have removed, still have large and insurmountable physical advantages over females.
What are we actually seeing?
Gender Dysphoria – The psychological distress that results from an incongruence between one’s sex assigned at birth and one’s gender identity.
People who are transgender may pursue multiple domains of gender affirmation, including social affirmation (e.g., changing one’s name and pronouns), legal affirmation (e.g., changing gender markers on one’s government-issued documents), medical affirmation (e.g., pubertal suppression or gender-affirming hormones), and/or surgical affirmation (e.g., vaginoplasty, facial feminization surgery, breast augmentation, masculine chest reconstruction, etc.).
What is the real question?
Should members of a broader society be forced to recognize and affirm the beliefs of another individual, especially beliefs that run contrary to scientific fact, religious teachings, or the adverse outcomes of allowing a minority to tyrannize the majority in a quest for political power?
This goes beyond the United States.
Competing under modified Olympic medical eligibility rules, 43-year-old weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, who competed in men’s weightlifting competitions before transitioning in 2013 and won a silver in the women’s superheavyweight category in 2017, is likely to compete as a woman in Tokyo.
How many people remember the East German doping scandal where coaches illegally used male testosterone to improve the performance of their women athletes? Cheating competing women out of medaling.
Beliefs do not change biology any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. Therefore, suppressing the scientific fact that there are two chromosomally determined sexes and that anything else is a mutation or medical aberration in favor of a “woke” ideology is wrong.
We are so screwed.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell