WSPWG Petition Seeking Support As Push For Fairness For Biological Women in Sports Continues

Women's Sports Policy Working Group

WSPWG Petition Seeking Support As Push For Fairness For Biological Women in Sports Continues

The Women’s Sports Policy Working Group, which consists of former elite athletes and sports administrators, was developed with the focus of ensuring that an equal playing field was offered for women’s and girls’ sports, while also seeking opportunity for trans women and girls in athletics. On its website, the group has started a petition that can be signed and will be sent to members of Congress.

The topic of fairness in women’s sports has heated up over the past two-plus years, including the past two months as University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, a transgender woman, has posted some of the top times in the country. She formerly raced for three years as a member of the Penn men’s team. While she followed the NCAA’s requirement of one year of hormone-suppressant therapy, her male-puberty advantage has not been mitigated. Of late, USA Swimming has adopted guidelines to bring fairness to the sport, but the NCAA has decided to not follow the guidelines.

The WSPWG has been at the forefront of fighting for women’s rights, urging the likes of various governing bodies, conferences, universities and organizations to respect the efforts of women and provide them with equal opportunities.

The WSPWG stands for two goals:

(1) Continue to be obligated to provide males and females with equal sporting opportunities on the basis of biological sex, and

(2) Be newly obligated to provide ways to include trans girls/women in girls’/women’s sports that ensure competitive fairness and playing-safety without diminishing the protection of biological females.

This two-step approach safeguards the integrity of the existing competitive sport process in which millions of girls and women participate annually. It also incrementally and thoughtfully expands the development of additional sports opportunities for emerging trans girls/women.

The Women’s Sports Policy Working Group petition can be read and signed here.

All commentaries are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Swimming World Magazine nor its staff.

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Joe
3 months ago

Is this group tax exempt? Are the group’s donations received public record? I’m interested in what far right groups have donated as they are very vocal in this issue. Thank you.

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Martha
2 months ago
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This isn’t a far right group – Women’s Sports Policy Working Group – it’s a left-wing organization, if you read their FAQ. I’m a left-winger myself, and against the instrusion of boys and men into girls’ and women’s sports! I too want to know where the money for this “meet in the middle” is coming from. There is no middle – is this supposed to appeal to independent voters in midterm elections? I’m looking up 401C status right now.

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Ashley
3 months ago

As a female swimmer it’s completely unfair as she biologically been a male, males tend to have bigger and faster muscles so this already is a unfair advantage. Unless you now allow biological women to take enhancement. Create the transgender team to be in the ivy league so they too can be a part and be fair.

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Marian Berkowitz
3 months ago

Why on earth do people believe they are more powerful than nature? Wishful thinking does not trump nature.

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Jose
2 months ago

Keep up the good work .