Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) introduced the “Protect Women Sports Act” to help prevent biological males who identify as females from taking over women’s competition and more of today’s top news stories.
Gabbard introduces bill to ban biological males from women’s sports
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) introduced bipartisan legislation this week that seeks to prevent biological males who identify as females from unfairly competing in women’s sports. The bill would specify that Title IX, which protects people from being discriminated against based on sex in education programs that receive federal funding, be applied based on a person’s biological sex as determined at birth by a physician, the Daily Wire reported.
Female athletes have long complained that competitors who identify as females, but were born as males, have a natural biological and genetic makeup that gives them more muscle and other factors that tend to give them an advantage that natural females can’t compete with. This has led to a shattering of performance records that many argue would not have occurred with natural females.
Gabbard introduced the bill titled the “Protect Women’s Sports Act,” along with Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), on Thursday. The legislation seeks to protect “the sex-based intention of Title IX protections by reaffirming the biological sex-based distinctions between men and women in athletics.”
The bill seeks to prevent organizations that allow biological males to compete against females from receiving federal funding. A press release about the bill added: “This bill protects the sex-based intention of Title IX protections by reaffirming the biological sex-based distinctions between men and women in athletics.”
As Sports Illustrated acknowledges, “NCAA rules allow transgender women to participate in women’s sports.”
In June, the Supreme Court ruled that discrimination on the basis of gender identity is classified alongside sex discrimination under the Civil Rights Act.
Human-made stuff now outweighs all living things on Earth (biomass)
The total mass of human-made stuff has now surpassed the combined weight of every living thing on Earth, a new study has found.
A small team of environmental researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel published a new study in the journal Nature on Wednesday, which says that the combined weight of all human-made stuff is now about to outweigh the 1.1 teratons of Earth’s biomass, which is made up of all living things, including plants.
The researchers say 20/20 is the “crossover point” where human-generated material will outweigh nature, Eco-Watch and Live Science reported. The study found that the weight of human-made materials doubles roughly every 20 years in recent history.
Going back to 1900, human-generated materials only accounted for roughly 3 percent of Earth’s biomass, USA Today reported.
The risk of severe COVID-19 infection for healthcare workers 7x greater, 9x higher for medical support staff
A new report, which looked at the first UK-wide lockdown, found that healthcare workers had over a sevenfold higher risk of contracting a severe COVID-19 infection as compared to nonessential workers.
For frontline medical support staff, that risk is even greater – nearly nine-fold, Medscape reports.