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IWF Report on Transgender Threat to Girls’ and Women’s Sports

The Independent Women’s Forum has issued a comprehensive new report on how allowing males who ID as female to take part in girls’ and women’s sports “undermines Title IX,” “put[s] female athletes at a significant competitive disadvantage,” and in some cases “will deny female athletes the opportunity to compete at all.”

The report, titled “Competition: Title IX, Male-Bodied Athletes, and the Threat to Women’s Sports,” “summarize[s] American law regarding sex discrimination and athletics, analyze[s] the evidence regarding physiological sex differences and the male-female athletic gap, and review[s] testimony from just a few of the many females who have competed with or against male-bodied athletes. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in this important matter.

(Disclosure: After a colleague highly recommended the report to me, I was pleased to discover that one of its six co-authors is my daughter-in-law.)

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