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May 29, 2020

Connecticut's "Anyone Can Pretend to be a Girl in Girls Sports" Policy Found to Violate Title IX, Which Guarantees Equal Athletic Opportunities to Women and Girls

How serious is Title IX? Well, it's been applied vindictively, mandating, for example, that colleges have to get rid of half of their sports programs because male and female participation should be equal, and if there are more boys than girls interested in sports, whoops, there goes your wrestling team.

I know of a college which had a national champion hockey team. The girls started their own hockey team, which was... not competive. More of a fuck-around than a really competitive program.

Nevertheless, even though the men's team had just won the national championship, and the other was basically Square Dancing 101 on Ice, they were forced to share the ice exactly evenly.

Because... equality.

Women and girls are to be given equal access to their own sports. You can't just have a single wrestling team and say "Girls are invited to try out, but if they fail, oh well."

No, they need their own Women's Wrestling squads.

So how is that in any way reconcilable with the new idea that boys who claim they're really "girls" can compete with actual girls on girls teams?

Spoiler: It's not.

Connecticut's policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the U.S. Education Department has determined in a decision that could force the state to change course to keep federal funding and influence others to do the same.

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The office said in the 45-page letter that it may seek to withhold federal funding over the policy, which allows athletes to participate under the gender with which they identify. The policy is a violation of Title IX, the federal civil rights law that guarantees equal education opportunities for women, including in athletics, the office said.

It has "denied female student-athletes athletic benefits and opportunities, including advancing to the finals in events, higher level competitions, awards, medals, recognition, and the possibility of greater visibility to colleges and other benefits," according to the letter, which is dated May 15.







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