From kindergarten classrooms to human resources offices to elite academic institutions, pressure is mounting for Americans to ignore what’s in front of them in favor of a new version of reality that’s more “inclusive” and “up-to-date.” .
Public discourse now centers on debates over whether men can get pregnant and how to define a woman. The tendency is to deny scientific reality in favor of the new wave of gender ideology.
The Biden administration has taken up the torch of this ideology by attempting to redefine the word “sex” to include “gender identity” in various federal statutes, including the Affordable Care Act and Title IX, causing disastrous effects for many groups, not less. of which are medical professionals and female athletes.
However, some doctors in Texas are fighting the Biden administration in court, trying to stop this reinterpretation of “sex” in the Affordable Care Act that would force them to perform harmful medical procedures on patients seeking to change sex. their biological.
Because the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, withdraws part of its vital language including Title IX, the law that regulates school athletics and prohibits discrimination “on the basis of sex,” it necessarily affects Title IX and women’s athletics. That, in turn, prompted a group of female athletes to file a brief in support of the doctors’ case challenging the Biden administration’s effort to redefine sex in federal law.
Doctors and female athletes have good reason to be concerned.
Reinterpreting “sex” in these federal statutes would erode the basic biology that forms the foundation for science and medicine. For example, forcing doctors to claim that a patient cannot have prostate cancer because the patient identifies as female will put health care professionals in an impossible situation.
And remember, this isn’t about providing access to special procedures – some doctors do this willingly. It’s about the Biden administration forcing doctors to conform to an extreme political agenda, even if it means violating their conscience and abandoning their medical judgment.
And, as many now know, gender ideology is also changing the landscape of women’s sports. In 1972, Congress created Title IX to provide equal opportunities for women in education. Title IX then paved the way for women to have their own sports teams, and the next 50 years led to generations of women holding their own in sports.
College athlete Maddie Dichiara is one such woman who has benefited from Title IX. She has joined the growing chorus of female athletes who are concerned that the Biden administration is threatening the very existence of women’s sports.
Dichiara plays football for the University of Houston on a full scholarship. But the recent change to include gender identity in the definition of “sex” has already begun to threaten the benefits enjoyed by Maddie and thousands of other women.
The devastating consequence of allowing men to compete in women’s sports was perhaps most evident when University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas emphatically won the women’s 500-yard freestyle at the NCAA Division I Championships.
Thomas, who once swam for a men’s team, beat two former Olympians in the same event. Some observers said Tomas hardly tried. But the women in the pool knew they were competing for second place.
Chelsea Mitchell, a Connecticut high school standout, faced a similar situation when she was forced to compete against two men. Mitchell was one of the fastest women in the state and secured eight state championships. She would have won 12, if not for the men who came from her to come out on top.
It’s personal for Mitchell and Dichiara, who both joined legal efforts to support the doctors’ case in Texas. Allowing men to compete in women’s sports takes away women’s opportunity to be champions.
However, this harmful gender narrative does not only affect doctors and athletes. It endangers women’s private spaces. After New Jersey agreed to house inmates based on how they identified, a male who identified as female carried two female inmates.
Or get homeless shelters that house women who have escaped sex trafficking or been abused by men. Redefining “sex” and allowing men to enter a delicate, women-only space can endanger women mentally and physically. That threat almost materialized in Anchorage, Alaska, but for legal action by the Alliance Defending Freedom.
Until a few years ago, everyone could agree on at least some basic truths. Now, Americans are being told to ignore reality and the basic biological differences between men and women.
The Biden administration’s radical gender ideology agenda will endanger medical professionals, destroy women’s opportunities, and silence dissenting views. Thankfully, female athletes like Maddie Dichiara and Chelsea Mitchell are taking the lead to bring us back to the reality that this administration won’t accept.
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