On Monday, Michele Tafoya spoke with Gaines about her show.
On Monday, Riley Gaines, one of the persons fighting for women’s sports equality, spoke to those who are trying to create a better environment for female athletes.
During an appearance on “The Michele Tafoya Podcast,” Gaines discussed the possibility of transgender women competing with biological women in sports. Since 2021-22, when the issue first came to her attention, Lia Thomas, a former NCAA All-American swimmer from the University of Kentucky, has been an ardent campaigner for gender equality in swimming.
Recently, transgender athletes have had a high-profile advocate in Brittney Griner. A former Mercury Center representative in Phoenix made the following statement: “Honestly, putting someone apart for any reason is a crime.” Megan Rapinoe is only one of several female athletes who have publicly opposed the Protection of Girls and Women in Sports Act.
It’s incredible that 37 players have signed on, and that Billie Jean King, a staunch advocate for women’s rights in sports, is one of them. Billie Jean King deserves a lot of credit for the achievement of Title IX. Since these women are “coming out,” we can assume that this is their final season of competitive play. When Tafoya inquired as to whether or not the three women Gaines had mentioned had daughters, Gaines said, “Of course, none of the women I mentioned have daughters to defend.”
They are being dishonest when they suggest that males be allowed in areas that were previously off-limits to them, like as the locker rooms, while they play. I also know that these women are through playing for now. It’s risk-free to continue in the game while time is running out. People who are nice, moral, and kind would rather ask men to join our games, but they know that asking men is not exactly a pleasant gesture. The information is currently unavailable to anybody else. Title IX only applies to female athletes because that was its original objective.
Gaines’s position on both federal and state laws, about which many people were confused, was also clarified. Transgender athletes would be restricted to competing against other athletes of the same gender under the proposed rule.
Before embarking on her cross-country lecture tour, she told her audience, “And I want to talk about the misunderstanding you brought up, which I’ve seen over and over again, both at the federal and state levels.” No Democrat in the House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill to safeguard women and girls when it came up for a vote last week.
This legislation has been criticized on the grounds that it is discriminatory against transgender athletes. That’s accurate, it doesn’t really act as a deterrent. I think it’s important that people of all ages, races, genders, and favourite sports have equal access to those chances. What you’re thinking is as stupid as it gets. Title IX and other federal and state measures are working toward the same goal of making sports accessible to all students. This is why we must fight to the death. Sincerity requires it.
Plans put out by the Biden administration last month under Title IX aim to “regulate a recipient’s adoption or application of sex-related criteria that would limit or deny a student’s eligibility to participate on a male or female athletic team consistent with their gender identity.”
With this new regulation in place, schools will have an easier time fulfilling their Title IX obligations and providing women with the same athletic opportunities as males.
The new legislation mandates that any restrictions placed on transgender kids’ ability to engage in sports that correspond with their gender identification must be “substantially related to the achievement of an important educational objective” and “minimize harms to students.”
The House voted 219 to 203 on April 20 in favor of legislation to safeguard female athletes. It was backed by just Republican lawmakers.
Republicans backed the law to prevent biological females from being discriminated against on sports teams that included transgender males. While debating the GOP bill, some Democrats voiced concern that it would make it easier for bullies to harass transgender students.