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Biden Admin’s War on Women

Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2024
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Biden Admin’s War on Women

The early Friday morning release of the Department of Education’s new administrative rewrite of Title IX of the Civil Rights Act—you know, the one that dealt with women’s rights—shows us that the left’s boast of protecting women is a sick joke. Title IX stated, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” By changing the terms of the law from “sex,” a category grounded in biology, nature, reality, to “gender identity,” a category grounded in mere will, the Biden Administration has indicated that they are waging a war on women that will wreck women’s sports and endanger women at every age. That it is also destructive to men and children is no consolation.

That might sound strange to people who get their information from the so-called mainstream media sources whose “mainstream” label is accurate but often misunderstood: their task is to mainstream Democratic Party and leftist ideas. For years now, they have forwarded the Democratic Party propaganda about a supposed “Republican War on Women.” This war on women supposedly consisted of defending the “gender wage gap,” by which women were supposedly being paid 77 cents on the dollar for the same work men do; attacking “reproductive rights”; and refusing to take seriously the protection of women from the sexual predations of men.

The first two are simply based on misunderstandings and lies. The “gender wage gap” is clearly nonsensical. If large corporations could really hire women to do the same work as men for nearly a quarter less in remuneration, women would be the only ones ever hired. But the claim has been debunked in data-based analyses many times over. Women do earn less than men overall because they make different choices about both work and family.

The language about a war on “reproductive rights” is a euphemism for something that is very ugly. Democrats have no interest in reproduction. They mean by this solely the means of not reproducing, especially the means of killing children in the womb. Given that the consistent trend of views about abortion, as, for instance, measured by Gallup, shows that women are more pro-life than men, it would be more appropriate as a matter of both reality and public policy to say that on this issue, Democrats are waging war on women.

But the biggest lie Democrats tell is about their supposed protection of women. And that lie is now fully exposed with the new Title IX guidelines. By adding “gender identity” to the list of protected classes under the Civil Rights Act, the new rules will pressure schools—public and private—at all levels to allow males who identify as females to be allowed into restrooms, locker rooms, and sleeping spaces reserved to women or risk lawsuits.

That’s not all, of course. Not only will women, their daughters, and their granddaughters not be able to have a space to go to the restroom, change, or sleep without men being present. Academic scholarships, programs, and even women’s colleges will have to be open to males claiming to be females. And schools that refuse to accept officially these claims to be female and use pronouns that do not correspond to sex—or even schools that protect their employees’ and students’ rights not to accept such claims and not to use pronouns that do not correspond to sex–​will themselves be open to litigation. So too the schools that inform parents of so-called “gender transitions” their children are undergoing, often with the applause and under the influence of teachers and school staff. Indeed, that these rules will be used to defend and enforce gender ideology curricula is fairly obvious. Young women and men must be taught not only that they might be born “in the wrong body,” but also that they can fix this supposed problem.

It’s incredibly ironic, as many have observed, that this rule is released only a few weeks after the U.K.’s Dr. Hilary Cass released her review of the scientific literature on so-called “gender affirming” care for young people” care for young people—a review showing that very little credible evidence exists to justify puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and other physical interventions into young people’s sexual development.

Just as the science has come in—not only not “settled” in favor of this program, but actually against it—we have an Education Department setting rules that will put pressure in favor of it.

Given that this is an election year and Joe Biden is not, to say the least, a safe bet this time around, the final version of the rewrite does not explicitly address the question of males participating on athletic teams even though an earlier draft did. In terms of politics, this may be smart. Americans are overwhelmingly aware that allowing men to compete against women is unfair.

Letting American girls and women lose to males (who were not at the top of the men’s competitions) is a gross miscarriage of justice. It’s no wonder it wasn’t stated outright. But, let’s face it, how else can one interpret the rule that deals with the “benefits of…any education program or activity”? Sarah Parshall Perry, Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, observed Friday that if the explicit statement isn’t there about teams, it doesn’t have to be: “The rule contains 31 references to athletics, and dictates that there can be no discrimination on the basis of gender identity in, among others, a school’s extracurricular activities. So yes, your daughter’s volleyball team, lacrosse team, swim team, basketball team, softball team, is now open to boys who identify as girls.”

And who doubts that the explicit rule on this subject, suppressed in the final edition, will be brought out if the Biden Administration is returned this fall? Perry noted that Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the Department of Education, was asked directly if the explicit rule was still going ahead. She refused to answer.

That tells us all we need to know. 

Of course, there’s much more in the 1577-page set of rules. Some of it is specifically dangerous to men, who are more likely to be accused of sexual misconduct. The rules retain some of the language of equal protection for those accused of sexual assault that were laid out during Betsy DeVos’s time as Secretary of Education under Trump, but, as Bob Eitel, a senior counsel to Betsy DeVos during that time, observed, these are not to be trusted: “It is a sure bet that the campus ‘kangaroo courts’ and ‘guilty until proven innocent’ approach to Title IX discipline that plagued schools for so long will now return to campuses.”

Indeed, under the DeVos-era rules, live hearings were required such that the accused could face their accusers and have a cross-examination. Under the new rules, live hearings are merely allowed, “but they’re optional and carry new limits. Students must be able to participate from hearings remotely, for example, and schools must bar questions that are ‘unclear or harassing.’” As an alternative, accused and accuser can be interviewed separately.

Is there a Republican “War on Women”? There doesn’t seem much real evidence for that claim. But with these new rules coming out, we know that there is a Democratic one. Will some of it be struck down by the courts? We can hope so. One of the dangers is that the rules cite Justice Neil Gorsuch’s opinion in the infamous Bostock vs. Clayton County decision, which applied “gender identity and sexual orientation” to employment discrimination as laid out in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. If Justice Gorsuch does not wake up to the problems he created with that ill-considered opinion, there may be trouble ahead.

For now, two things are clear. First, to protect women, children, and men, red states will have to use every means necessary to protect against the enforcement of these new rules until sanity can be vindicated in the courts or the elections. And, second, whatever one thinks of the Republicans or even Donald Trump, to vote for the Democrats now is to vote to erase our human nature as male and female. And that erasure means real damage to American society. It’s a danger to children and to young men, but especially to women’s safety, privacy, and sports. There is a real “War on Women,” and Democrats and the Biden Administration are waging it.

 

David P. Deavel teaches at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, and is a Senior Contributor at The Imaginative Conservative. Follow him on X (formerly Twitter) @davidpdeavel.  

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PaulE
PaulE
1 month ago

As the country continues its forced march towards the Marxist-style society the Democrats desire to impose on all of us (If you haven’t figured this out yet, you haven’t been paying attention), this latest announcement makes perfect sense for Team Biden to do. With the stated goal of equally of outcomes, they call it “equity” so you’re not supposed to notice the real intent, under Marxist ideology, there can be NO distinctions that make sense between men and women anymore. Thus, there can be NO protections for women and existing laws on the books, like Title IX, needed to be thoroughly corrupted and rendered meaningless as to its original intent. As a result, we can now rightly expect to see transgender males showing up in virtually every woman’s sport league and those men will be not only be “winning” consistently, but they will also be setting new records no female can ever hope to attain due to the inherent physical differences between men and women. Another week in the Democrats’ skewed vision for the United States and another leg downward for America’s standing in the world as become an even bigger joke to the rest of the world.

Just remember, we have at least six more months of this regime in power. So, there is still a lot more damage that the Democrats can inflict on the country in the meantime. None of the damage and destruction to us domestically and internationally had to occur of course, but there is no need to rehash that anymore here. Americans made their choice, and we just have to navigate the hand we have in front of us now.

John
John
1 month ago

There is no department of education, only indoctrination / propaganda.As for women’s sports, real women should just refuse to participate. If enough women drop out, than the teams will collapse.The only ones that show up will be tranny’s and nobody wants to watch a bunch of drag queens dressed up playing sports.

Joseph Meyer
Joseph Meyer
1 month ago

The Dems portray themselves as protectors of women, but the only women’s “right” that interests them is the “right” to have sex with men whose babies they would not want to bear, and to kill their unborn children.

tlang
tlang
1 month ago

Where are the women’s rights crowd? Why is that women can vote for this pro-death administration? So it’s OK with them to kill little baby girls… to destroy the dreams and hopes of women athletes… to support antisemitism…

Lisa
Lisa
1 month ago

The Democrats have no regard for Americans. They take the most extreme measures to go against women on behalf of the men who claim to be women. How long will this nation put up with this anti-women bias which makes a mockery of Title IX? I think if more Americans knew this was taking place then men, especially with female children, and women would create havoc until this bias is recognized as unconstitutional and immoral.

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 month ago

This is what Feminism is about. They Hate Men and they Hate Women.

Patricia
Patricia
1 month ago

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I hadn’t heard anything about this terrible rewrite of the Civil Rights Act!

Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page
1 month ago

Team Trump should pounce on this “interpretation” immediately. Someone please explain to me how any department of the US government can rewrite a FEDERAL LAW ? …I thought that was Congress’s job?

Gary F Fanning
Gary F Fanning
1 month ago

The Biden Administration is worried about this “stuff” but not the ongoing indoctrination of our young college students into supporting terrorist organizations!

Anthony
Anthony
1 month ago

I thank you For this article I have heard whispers about it. but didn’t realize how far the left will go to destroy women they say they care about.

Jeri
Jeri
1 month ago

Same women he is degrading and spitting hate at will be the women who vote for him. Someone please tell me these women DON’T love being smacked around, abused, hated and made slaves while spouting my body, my choice. Anyone have a psychology background and can explain this, I ask in all sincerity?

JPop
JPop
1 month ago

America’s Women Biden could give a Rat’s a** about you or your right, if he did He Woulkd Not…or allow his administration to force men in into women sports. You worked to many years..to just give it up. Why? Cause you hate Trump? Really….you’ll allow your sport to die on that hill?

Doug CRAIG
Doug CRAIG
1 month ago

Many Americans forget that you can tell when a politician is misleading you, by seeing if their lips are moving

Ronald
Ronald
1 month ago

Would you let china joe be in a room alone with YOUR children?? the Biden Administration has indicated that they are waging a war on women that will wreck women’s sports and endanger women at every age. MAGA in 2024

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
1 month ago

Where are the so-called “feminists”? Where us NOW? If sex is a “construct” why are no trans-men trying out for middle linebacker for the Chiefs… and only trans-women competing in real womens sports in the NCAA? Whatever happened to “misappropriation” like they accuse everyone else of? What do you expect though when white leftist college students dress like ARABS…

jay
jay
1 month ago

I think this is terrible. Our government isn’t even acting like human beings. I don’t know why american citizens are being forced to participate in someone’s opinion of themselves. A man wants to believe he is a woman and act and dress like a woman, so be it. Personally, I think it is a mental or personal issue/choice, but don’t take someone else’s rights away, like mine. Maybe the government is forcing this upon women because men don’t want these people in their restrooms, let’s let them be in the women’s restrooms, then men don’t have to deal with it! The government is forcing us to participate in these people’s delusions of themselves. How is any of this fair? Where is my piece of freedom from silliness and stupidity. I feel like my freedom is being taken away from me. My freedom to ignore their choice, their choice should not effect my choice, mine doesn’t effect their choices. My choice is for the old normal. Someone’s choice to act differently should not cause all women and men to have to change how we act, and to change how things have been done for generations. I think our government doesn’t live in reality anymore! Someone just wanting to create more chaos!

Gayle Gohdes
Gayle Gohdes
1 month ago

Instead of calling it DEI, I call it DIE. More appropriate. Diversity, Inclusion and Equity.

uncleferd
uncleferd
1 month ago

“Democrats” care about themselves, exclusively. Any benefit to anyone else that results from “Democrat” legislation is purely coincidental.
By the way… “Democrats” don’t even care about ANYONE THEY CLAIM TO REPRESENT. Their lack of personal maturity makes them blind to the notion of generosity or any other such worthwhile pursuit.

Thinking
Thinking
1 month ago

The ultra left with ole Joe and the real president O are busy with genocide. They have pushed abortion for years. And now they are going after the young women by allowing so called biological men to take over the world of women’s sport. Going after young girls and boys to mangle them into freaks with no chance to procreate. It is slowing down the world population by executive mandates. And we are allowing it. Just like we have allowed everything they have done to their political opponent. They are not seen as citizens of this country they are expendable anyway they see fit. They are busy replacing them at such a fast pace that 4 more years of their rule they are there. America has then become a dictatorship with people of average intelligence. Who will be working for a government monthly stipend. And the elites live on in riches and power till their end. They have created the rift between rich and poor into an abyss. Which will last for years before, if ever, it will swing back the other way. America is gone forever. The America that we knew anyway.

LauraC
LauraC
1 month ago

I’ll say it again, and again and again— this madness will continue until girls and women REFUSE TO COMPETE AGAINST BOYS AND MEN. Some girls on a high school team just did that and they were correct. Women have to stand up now .

Jack Davis
Jack Davis
1 month ago

Cross dressing is permitted in schools and the board members are blessed with the power to make decisions about how their actions affect students. The children are taught sexual behavior is ok. Number one I believe their behavior is destructive to younger children. Think what the future holds for the children, anything goes is acceptable. It’s time to stop pretending and change the problems at the ballot box.

Fredrick
Fredrick
1 month ago

There are only two sexes !!! But there are mentally ill fools who have delusions
of gender. It’s time to stop reenforcing there delusions.

brentwoodjon
brentwoodjon
1 month ago

Trump will fix this when he gets in!

Sean Rickman
Sean Rickman
1 month ago

It may be joey’s war on women,but they will vote for this entity anyway,to them abortion is more important than being bashed.

Donald
Donald
1 month ago

Biden is such a creep to women it’s pathetic. Through the years he has been seen so many times putting his hands on women in an unwelcome way, but because of his political positions, it’s all swept under the carpet. Trump is being rawhided for nothing more than attempts to defame him while old joe is clearly guilty of many crimes that are clearly documented along with that drug addict kid of his, but the legal community turns a blind eye to all of it. Biden and his family are nothing less than scum.

sue
sue
1 month ago

Women need to NOT vote democrat.

GT Patriot
GT Patriot
1 month ago

Its great to see the Repubs finally, after years of being battered by the Dims in the publicity war, finally grab an issue , ie War on Women before the Dims do. The dims for several election cycles have bought out the old tried and true playbook consisiting of1.The repubs will take away your social security (their favorite) 2. The repubs are engaging in a war on women 3. The repubs want to take away ObamaCare 4. The repubs want to eliminate DEI. Same old stuff and it works When the Repubs sharpen their dull knives and attack the dims with blows below the belt they will begin to win an election. This is nasty business and the repubs need to stop being choirboys.

johnh
johnh
1 month ago

Common sense to me that, Men should not be allowed to participate in Women sports at any level. Females earned the freedoms they have & leave them intact to do what is right for USA.

johnh
johnh
1 month ago

Both Democrats & Republicans need to wake up & quit making negative comments about females & making laws that want government to have control over women’s health. This is the year 2024 and not year 1800 & a strong majority of women will not let you do what ever you want even if you claim to be a STAR. Women are more important to USA now than any other time in our history & start listening to their wisdom.

Vince
Vince
1 month ago

How to make all sports fair according to gender? Simple: Check their DNA.

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