Does the Biden administration care about science?
If you just listened to President Biden and other officials in his administration, you would think so. From COVID-19 regulations to climate change conferences, the Biden administration has spent a lot of time saying it is “guided by the best science.”
Yet, if President Biden truly wanted to act consistently with scientific data, he would make sure that males are not permitted to compete in women’s sports.
But his administration has done the opposite.
The Science on Men in Women’s Sports Is Clear
On his first day in office, President Biden signed an executive order that actively ignored available scientific data.
That executive order instructed federal agencies to reinterpret federal laws and regulations that prohibit sex discrimination—including Title IX—to include “gender identity.” Among other things, that means male athletes who identify as female will be permitted to compete in women’s athletics.
Would you say that order was “guided by science?” Probably not.
It’s well established that males are generally bigger, faster, and stronger than females. Men have larger hearts and lungs, denser bones, and stronger muscles. These physical differences are why we have separate women’s athletic events in the first place.
Study after study show that males who have been through puberty will always have an athletic advantage over comparably fit and trained females. In fact, a 2019 scientific study from Sweden found that even when biological males suppress testosterone, they will still have an advantage over women in sports. In the study, males who identified as women generally maintained or even increased in strength after a year of testosterone suppression.
But you don’t need to pour through the scientific literature to learn this. All you need to do is look at race times.
Take Olympic athlete Allyson Felix for example. Felix, a sprinter, is a six-time Olympic gold medalist, and she holds several World Championship titles. Yet in 2018 alone, 275 U.S. high school boys ran faster times than Felix.
Or consider the case of NCAA Division II transgender athlete CeCé Telfer, whose performance times actually improved in several track and field events after a year of cross-sex hormones.
Yet, the administration ignored all this evidence when it issued its executive order.
President Biden Chose Activism Over Science
It’s pretty clear that the Biden administration was not considering scientific data when it issued its executive order.
But what was it considering?
It wasn’t public opinion. A poll from WoLF shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans agree that males should not be allowed to compete in girls’ and women’s sports, even in blue states such, as California, where 74 percent of likely voters agree that boys and men should not be allowed to identify their way into female-only sports competitions. Additionally, a study for the American Principles Project revealed that an average of 77 percent of voters across ten battleground states also disagreed with letting boys and men compete against girls and women.
Instead, the Biden administration was catering to a fringe activist agenda. These activists argue that gender identity—not science, fairness, or even safety on the field and court for girls and women—is all that matters.
This is destructive to women. When the law does not account for the differences between men and women—it’s women who lose. Alliance Defending Freedom is representing four female athletes in Connecticut and two collegiate athletes in Idaho who know this firsthand.
But this idea isn’t just destructive.
As all the recent research on males’ athletic advantage and millennia of human experience show, it’s anti-science.
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