We’ve seen how dangerous it is for men to compete against women, and we’re standing for fair competition

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“Women’s sports is strictly for women and girls.” If we had said that to anyone in 1972 when Title IX was signed into the Civil Rights Act, we might have met blank stares for stating the obvious; we might as well have said, “The sky is blue.” 

But 52 years later, that statement is seen as controversial. Women’s sports now need more legislative action and legal protection, because even the laws and federal rules in place to protect women’s sports face fierce opposition and radical misinterpretations.

Why is this happening? Let’s take a look at a recent example with USA Boxing, the governing body that is recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee. 

A sign at a gathering of House GOP members and female athletes marking the passage of the Protection of Women And Girls In Sports Act at the U.S. Capitol on April 20, 2023. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Against all scientific and common-sense knowledge, USA Boxing approved a rule change that allows men who identify as women to compete against women. While the sporting body includes certain regulations related to hormone requirements, those regulations aren’t nearly enough to ensure safety and fair competition since

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