FAIR News: In Defense of Women's Athletics
Dear Friends of FAIR,
This week, FAIR’s legal team submitted a public comment regarding the Department of Education’s proposed regulations on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. We urged the Department of Education to retract the Proposed Rule in its entirety, because it is an unworkable and contradictory policy that will harm biological females, the very group of humans Congress intended to protect with Title IX.
The Proposed Rule would retain the existing Title IX requirement that schools provide equal athletic opportunity for members of both sexes, while also adding a new requirement that implicitly contradicts this requirement, thereby making compliance with the Proposed Rule impossible. A competitive sports team that is open to both male and female members cannot effectively accommodate the abilities of members of both sexes, a key factor in establishing compliance with Title IX regulations. This is due to the fact that physical ability of males versus females, on average, is widely disparate in several measures.
FAIR’s Managing Director of Legal Advocacy, Leigh Ann O’Neill, spoke to the importance of existing Title IX protections in the field of athletics:
Title IX protections have been critical in ensuring equal opportunities between men and women in school settings. We cannot let them be eroded. That’s why FAIR filed its public comment on the new proposed athletics rule this week. This proposal does nothing to protect females. Instead, it makes it more difficult for schools to create equal opportunities for females in sports.
Telling the truth is a way of life for courageous people. Peaceful change cannot happen without a commitment to the truth, which includes the reality of differences between the sexes. Read FAIR’s full comment here.
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My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits, Illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska
Yoon loves the way her name looks like dancing figures in Korean, but when her father tells her she must write in English, she tries out different names for herself–cat, cupcake, bird. This poignant picture book highlights the struggles and joys of settling into a new place.
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Understanding Gender Dysphoria and the Latest Research with Dr. Michael Bailey
Join FAIR in Medicine and the Society for Evidence Based Gender Medicine (SEGM) for a webinar about gender dysphoria and the latest research with special guest, Dr. Michael Bailey, Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University since 1989. Dr. Bailey recently published the journal article “Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria: Parent Reports on 1655 Possible Cases” adding to the body of knowledge about gender dysphoria in adolescence and young adults. His paper sparked an all too familiar effort to deplatform the study and to fire the editor of the scientific journal that published it. Hear directly from Dr. Bailey about gender dysphoria in youth, why this topic is so difficult to study and debate, and why we need more of both. Read FAIR in Medicine’s Open Letter in support of robust scientific inquiry and debate, essential elements to provide ethical, evidence based care for all. Join us today, Thursday, May 18th from 8-9:30 EST.
FAIR’s Legislative Review of Gender Modification Treatments
New laws regulating gender modification treatments for minors are a main focus across the country this legislative session. As of mid-May, sixteen states have passed laws banning or strictly regulating this practice while other states have passed laws creating “sanctuaries” to shield patients from outside states’ laws. Join FAIR in Medicine and FAIR’s expert legal panel, include Leigh Ann O’Neill, FAIR’s Managing Director of Legal Affairs, Daniel Cragg, FAIR Network Attorney from Eckland and Blando, and Candice Jackson, Civil Rights Attorney, to discuss the key legislation across the country that is shaping this hotly debated topic. This is a virtual event on Friday May 19th at 1pm EST. This will be the first in a series of webinars on this important issue.
Pro-Human Movement / Interview with Daryl Davis and music of Naqshon's Leap
Sponsored by FAIR and The Bridge Institute, join us Sunday, June 11th from 3-5pm EST at the Universal Language Room at Harris Hall at the University of Memphis for an afternoon hosted by Shoshana Yaffe Cenker and Felicia Peat of WKNO featuring an interview with FAIR Advisor Daryl Davis.
Come to see and hear about the unlimited benefit and power of open dialogue, the incredible mission of Daryl Davis, a dynamic experience of the Universal Language Room, and the music of Naqshon's Leap. We will celebrate One God, One Human Family and the Divine, unique soul of every individual human.
FAIR Twin Cities June Meeting
Join FAIR’s Twin Cities chapter for their June Meeting! At 9:30am EST on June 24th they will celebrate their second "birthday" with special treats and a great program. Hear updates on the newly launched Minnesota FAIR in Medicine concerning illiberal changes to K12 from the legislative session and impressive pockets of local energy for upcoming fall school board elections.
The event will feature a pro-human training on "How To Have Difficult Conversations" to set the stage for great pro-human conversations throughout your summer.
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DEI Trends in Education: What’s Happening & How To Respond
What are DEI programs in education intended to achieve? Are they making a positive impact, or are they causing more harm than good? For this webinar, FAIR brought together three panelists who have extensive experience with DEI in educational settings.
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