FINALLY! NCAA Moves To Change Pro-Trans Policy
It's a baby step in reality, but the NCAA The National Collegiate Athletic Association has finally started to take steps to amend their loony pro-trans policies. Public outcry, no doubt, played a huge role in their change of heart but public pressure needs to stay on them to right the wrong they have caused in women's sports.
NCAA announced their new policy and plans to bring "fair" back into sports:
"The policy is effective starting with the 2022 winter championships. Transgender student-athletes will need to document sport-specific testosterone levels beginning four weeks before their sport's championship selections. Starting with the 2022-23 academic year, transgender student-athletes will need documented levels at the beginning of their season and a second documentation six months after the first. They will also need documented testosterone levels four weeks before championship selections. Full implementation would begin with the 2023-24 academic year.
"We are steadfast in our support of transgender student-athletes and the fostering of fairness across college sports," said John DeGioia, chair of the board and Georgetown president. "It is important that NCAA member schools, conferences, and college athletes compete in an inclusive, fair, safe and respectful environment and can move forward with a clear understanding of the new policy."
"Approximately 80% of U.S. Olympians are either current or former college athletes," said Mark Emmert, NCAA president. "This policy alignment provides consistency and further strengthens the relationship between college sports and the U.S. Olympics."
"The changes to the policy came after a transgender swimmer, who was deemed eligible to compete as a woman after a male-to-female transition, broke records during the competition for the University of Pennsylvania female swim team. The NCAA’s previous policy was to allow male swimmers to compete as female following one year of testosterone suppression."
NCAA was unwavering in their support of allowing men to compete in women's sports, but requiring them to be tested for testosterone levels is a step in the right direction. I believe, if the public's focus stays fixed on the staggering injustices we see happening to women, the NCAA will have no choice but to back down.