- - Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Has the party of science has dropped a beaker? In an executive order aimed at “preventing and combating discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation,” President Biden has called on schools across the country to allow transgender athletes to participate in the sport of their gender identity. Simply explained, this means that boys who say they’re girls can now play girls’ high-school sports.

Let’s stand up for the girls — because the National Organization of Women certainly won’t.

Puberty permanently confers massive and unbridgeable differences between boys and girls. Boys have more testosterone, more muscle mass, more bone density, larger lungs and larger hearts. Hormone treatment or therapy cannot reverse these physical advantages. The Biden administration did not issue the order to see women’s track-and-field records broken. It did not issue the order to reverse the advancement of women under Title IX. It did not do this to shatter the dreams of young women. Quite the contrary; laughably, the order was issued in the in name of social justice. Yet here the more noble action would be to make boys’ teams more inclusive and welcoming to transgender women.

CRAIG BAKER

Richmond, Va.



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