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Hurry! Only a few days left to submit objections to Biden's changes to Title IX.. & remember, you can submit as many comments about this as you like!

Title IX commentary: President Biden proposes to change Title IX so that the word "sex" in this national legislation is conflated with "gender identity," a change that would have devastating consequences for girls and women in the U.S.

Commentary in the federal registry to voice your opinion on this change is open until 9/12/22, and you can submit as many comments as you like.

For guidance, go to www.iconswomen.com, and click on the button concerning President Biden's proposed changes to Title IX.

Hurry! Only a few days left to submit objections to Biden's changes to Title IX.. & remember, you can submit as many comments about this as you like! Title IX commentary: President Biden proposes to change Title IX so that the word "sex" in this national legislation is conflated with "gender identity," a change that would have devastating consequences for girls and women in the U.S. Commentary in the federal registry to voice your opinion on this change is open until 9/12/22, and you can submit as many comments as you like. For guidance, go to www.iconswomen.com, and click on the button concerning President Biden's proposed changes to Title IX.

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Thank you for the language! I used it for my comment.

Here is the comment that I submitted:


President Biden proposes to change Title IX so that the word "sex" in this national legislation is conflated with "gender identity," a change that would have devastating consequences for girls and women in the U.S.

The proposed changes are deeply misogynistic. Please do not allow these changes to happen. Please listen to the Gender Critical movement. This will destroy women's rights and women's sports. Women will not have freedom of association, the right to organize among themselves, which is a civil right. They will not have the right to their own sports and spaces.

I also believe that this violates the Vagueness Doctrine. Americans have a right to clear laws which are enforceable. Enshrining "gender identity" in the law means that legally, a man can be a woman. This creates a Legal Fiction and creates a paradox that makes the law unenforceable.

Thanks for the head's up. This is what I went with:

How can women's sex(a measurable, material category)-based rights to privacy away from men be upheld when a man claims his gender (a non-measurable or provable feeling) changes his sex to female?

You cannot measure or prove gender. Why would this be protected in law? Are men not allowed to wear makeup and skirts if they like? Why does feeling like they identify with women's sex-based stereotypes (gender, a restrictive problem for women, not actually what women are) mean they are oppressed?

Being male or female is about what body you are born in. Women's smaller, impregnable bodies have been commodified by male society and exploited, thus needing legal protection. How have gender-identity people been exploited by society? For making fun of their fashion trend? That's simply not exploitation. Are they commodified and their bodies socially acceptable for purchase (sex-work and surrogacy)? No, women need sex-based rights because of our exploration and commodification. Gender identity doesn't cause those who "identify" with it (again, nothing that can be measured, just taking someone's word at how they feel) to be exploited or commodified.

No more than protecting goth or punk fashions in law should gender be protected. How absurd. Where are the thinking adults?

Here is my comment:

I am writing to voice my concern for female athletes who will be disadvantaged by proposed changes to Title IX. These changes are intended to be more inclusive of male athletes who use "gender identity" to stake a claim to female sports.

To implement these changes that essentially conflate biological sex with so-called "gender identity" is to undermine and rollback the protections for girls and women that Title IX has historically provided.

Allowing male athletes to claim female titles, awards, and records will result in a generation of young women feeling disempowered to play sports, because they will know the odds will be stacked against them.

It is an outrageous affront to the hard work of female athletes to allow males, many of whom are mediocre athletes in comparison to the female athletes competing at the same level, to steal their spots on the podium.

This push to be inclusive of male athletes who want to compete in female sports, will EXCLUDE girls and women from sport. This will be particularly true for young women who are already disadvantaged in ways that pose obstacles to their enjoyment of sport, including economically and socially disadvantaged girls, as well as religious girls and women who cannot undress in front of males in the locker room.

While I can see the good intention behind efforts to be more "inclusive" of all athletes who want to participate, this is not the way forward. When people see their daughters losing to other people's sons, these policies will produce backlash toward trans-identifying people of all ages. The solution lies in protecting female sports for females-only and creating additional opportunities for unisex competition, so that everyone can enjoy fair sport.

Should put this in /o/GenderCritical. Will get more visibility there and it's directly relevant. God, please let them actually listen for once!

My comment.

I am asking you not to add, change or alter the sex-based protections that Title IX has granted to women. This landmark ruling does not need any changes. It is vital and I have recently been reminded of its importance when my son learned about it in a book he was reading from our local library. It is harmful for women's accomplishments not to be properly recognized. We work hard and often risk our safety to achieve our goals. The chance to set records and compete helps to boost women's confidence and helps us realize what we are truly capable of. It also helps us be healthier, both physically and mentally.

Here is an exceptionally detailed resource for writing an effective comment on this policy -- gets down in the language of the proposal itself, points up the legal issues with it as drafted, explicitly shows how to argue against conflation of gender identity with sex while not coming off as a dismissible ideologue.

https://katherinemacosta.substack.com/p/write-an-effective-public-comment