The current political tragedy being masked as “equality” is the kind of stuff that belongs in Shakespeare. Young girl athletes who work to be awarded scholarships and create a better life for themselves are being threatened by men who want to take everything away from them to score some cheap political points. Hollywood could be presenting, in its heart-wrenching style, true stories about girls who trained hard to be champions, but were denied the awards by transgendered biological boys instead. This has happened in Connecticut because they have no limit on transgenders crossing over to win races in girls’ sports.
If Hollywood did turn this into a movie, a key plot device would be the Equal Rights Amendment, or ERA. ERA claims to be all about equality for women, but like any movie villain, it has a scandalous secret. In reality, ERA says boys who claim to be transgendered must be allowed to compete in girls’ sports. If ERA had become part of the U.S. Constitution, there would have been nothing any state or Congress could do to protect girls against the unfair ruination of their sports by boys.
Even though Hollywood has promoted ERA since the 1970s, top women athletes are speaking out on the conservative side of this issue. Transgender athletes could ruin women’s sports, and some women champions are bold enough to call out this fraud for what it is. Yet non-athlete Elizabeth Warren clings to the mindless-equality approach of ERA. She’s fallen so far that she even wants to put male convicts into women’s prisons. This issue isn’t coming out of nowhere. Phyllis Schlafly warned that ERA would have required prisons to be co-ed and women would be ordered to guard dangerous male prisoners.
Warren and Hollywood supporters of ERA should pay more attention to girls who work hard to win scholarships in their high school sports. ERA would deny these girls the honors they earned. Rather than endorsing ERA postmortem, state legislatures like Virginia should help girls by considering the New Hampshire bill to protect them against unfair competition. ERA died long ago and it should rest in peace.