Titel IX 50ste herdenking – in stryd oor transgender-atlete in sport, tienermeisies betaal die grootste prys

Dit is nie 'n probleem wat tienermeisies moet oplos nie, veral omdat dit nie hulle is wat dit geskep het nie. Jong vroue het hul eie instinktiewe sin vir reg en verkeerd. They may not grasp all the political and psychological intricacies of the transgender politics, maar “regverdig?” Regverdig, they understand.

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The adults created this increasingly convoluted mess, but they have no intention of taking responsibility for it, even as we approach the 50th anniversary of Title IX—a law designed to protect fair competition for women—on June 23. Geen, in plaas daarvan, they’re hiding behind the athletes out on the track and in the pools. And it’s working.

Chelsea Mitchell, ouderdom 14 (9th grade), at the Class S Connecticut State Championship on June 1, 2017.

Chelsea Mitchell, ouderdom 14 (9th grade), at the Class S Connecticut State Championship on June 1, 2017. (Christy Mitchell)

People who are angry at efforts to keep men out of women’s sports aren’t venting their fury at the coaches or schools or government officials. They’re venting it at the athletes—at people like my daughter.

When two male athletes began running against her in high school meets a few years ago, I waded into the bureaucratic red tape with everything I had. I wrote letters to the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference.

Christy and Chelsea Mitchell, taken at CAA (Colonial Athletic Association) Championships, Harrisonburg, VA on May 1, 2021 (freshman year in college). Chelsea earned All-Conference for her second place finish in the long jump and set two school records (4x100m relay and long jump).

Christy and Chelsea Mitchell, taken at CAA (Colonial Athletic Association) Championships, Harrisonburg, VA on May 1, 2021 (freshman year in college). Chelsea earned All-Conference for her second place finish in the long jump and set two school records (4x100m relay and long jump).

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