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‘All Issues Are Women’s Issues,’ Says Carrie Sheffield, Senior Policy Analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum

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Title 9 was established half a century ago. It prohibits discrimination based on sex in our schools. That’s a good thing. However, the Biden administration is seeking to change the definition of sex to include “gender identity.” When biological male students are allowed to identify as female, this puts biological females at a huge disadvantage when it comes to sports.

More than a dozen states have passed laws to prevent male athletes from competing in women’s sports.  It’s an issue high on the agenda of organizations such as the Independent Women’s Forum [IWF].  And it is a topic discussed by Carrie Sheffield, the IWF’s senior policy analyst in an interview with AMAC CEO Rebecca Weber on her Better for America podcast.

According to Sheffield, polling shows that a majority of Americans, by a two-to-one margin, dismiss the gender identity issue when it comes to women’s sports. “On June 23rd, we held a big rally in Washington, D.C. called ‘Our Bodies Our Sports.’ It was all about preserving Title 9, a bipartisan effort that has benefited and protected women for half a century. We held it on the 50th anniversary of Title 9.” 

Sheffield told Weber that the controversy over Title 9 is a pure and simple ideological issue “because biology tells us that even if you have testosterone blockers or hormone suppression therapy, there are immutable characteristics that cannot be changed. Things like your heart chamber, your lung capacity, your bone structure, your bone length…you have immutable advantages if you’re a biological male that can’t be changed by these types of treatments. And so that advantage puts women’s sports at a risk.”

The veteran international journalist also had a lot to say about the failure of the Biden administration to deal with the unprecedented crisis on our Mexican border. Sheffield noted that at the height of the COVID crisis, the president demanded that we all wear masks and issued mandates for testing, vaccinations, and passports. Meanwhile, the surge of illegal immigrants at the border was gaining momentum but Mr. Biden was giving them a pass. He was “not requiring the screening of these illegal immigrants to see if they had COVID. And in some cases, they were reportedly putting [illegal immigrants] on buses and airplanes and spreading them throughout the country, but without any sort of screening.”

She also shared her thoughts about the growing lack of patriotism and respect for American traditions. Sheffield pointed out that “NPR, for example…broke its very long-standing tradition on July 4th of reading aloud the Declaration of Independence. They said we’re not going to do that this time because we disagree with these Supreme Court rulings.” 

And she went on to express her dismay at the progressive left’s unabashed promotion of the communist creed via the introduction of the Critical Race Theory in our K-12 schools. 

“We have to push back,” Sheffield said, telling us that we need to teach our children what America stands for. “We don’t lie about our past…We had slavery in this country, and that’s evil. But the fact of the matter is that we had a civil war where hundreds of thousands of predominantly white men gave their lives to end slavery. And there’s no other country in the world where that happened, where hundreds of thousands of white men gave their lives to free black people. That has not happened anywhere else in the world, and that is exceptional.”

As for her organization, Sheffield explained it’s the voice of independence. “We welcome men as well, but our mission is that we believe all issues are women’s issues. We don’t believe that women should be pigeonholed, that there are only a couple of issues that define women. Women are multifaceted, we’re renaissance women. And so, we advocate for issues that range from foreign policy to education, freedom to economic freedom, the whole gamut.”

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Lynn
2 months ago

THE TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT IS ANOTHER NEW WAY TO PUT REAL WOMEN BEHIND IN ALL AREAS, NOT JUST SPORTS. TRANSGENDERED WOMEN, SO TO SPEAK, MAY THEN QUALIFY FOR JOBS INSTEAD OF REAL FEMALES. THIS IS AN EMBARRASSMENT AND PUT DOWN FOR THOSE OF US WHO STRUGGLED TO GET AHEAD IN CAREERS AND RAISE FAMILIES TOO.

anna hubert
2 months ago

Funny how in hard times of uncouth unrefined men women were respected especially mothers and as we became more liberal and ” progressive” their self respect slowly eroded with each generation until it became what it is

Jeb
2 months ago

As a woman who turned 69 yesterday, I am disgusted and repulsed at the movement to neuter women and make them second class citizens.

Susan Miller
2 months ago

I can hardly wait to hear her views on prostate awareness.

Helen
2 months ago

I am on her side of this issue. America is a Christian Nation, no matter what president obama said during his time in office.Genesis 1:26-27 tells us that God created male and female in his own image. There is nothing in the Bible that says anything about, in case a boy thinks he is a girl in that case….in the case of a girl that thinks she is a boy, there is a very good reason for this and that is because he created male and female. Frankly, I am sick and tired of people trying to convince children that they might not be what God created them to be.

Will
2 months ago
Reply to  Helen

Amen to that. You are one or the other not both. Or nether. You are what God made you.

HocasPocas
2 months ago
Reply to  Helen

Amen

Tom P
2 months ago

Does anyone know why the Dems want to mess up our country? I really don’t understand any of their ridiculous s£%t! We were a great country, not perfect, but still better than any other. Now because of their unpatriotic, unmoral, crazy ideas that I don’t know anybody that wants, even other Dems, this country is turning bad.

Peter
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom P

Other Dems? Too many of us were trying to make a living while the criminal politician from the Fed-to-SLED were stealing from the Taxpayer! Those who voted for the Democrats want this to happen to the Constitutional Republic of the USA. I forgive none of them which includes my family members. All government employees are complicit they just want their paycheck and their lifetime retirement benefits while the Taxpayer and citizen gets nothing but misery!

Chris
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom P

They are making big money off Soros and Shwab and they don’t care how they get it. Period…

Sandra
2 months ago
Reply to  Chris

????

Solomon
2 months ago

How is it the democRATS are allowed not to follow the constitution, never follow the law, and make crap up as they go. And they are never held accountable for their illegal or ill moral behavior. I do not understand how is it they can get away with everything, slanderous remarks, felonious remarks etc.

Where are our representatives? Is all they want is our money to run endless political campaigns? Geez

Dindy
2 months ago
Reply to  Solomon

Well said. Thks!!

William H.
2 months ago

You want to be a woman? Have to sit to pee? You want to be queer? Fine, I DO NOT CARE! Shut up and go about your life. But let me tell you this. You will never be better than me or more deserving than me. This goes for all you other alphabetic crazies out there. Let me leave you with this thought. If you can be described by one letter or even one word you can’t be much. Even so, I DO NOT CARE!

Chris
2 months ago
Reply to  William H.

Well said

Csilva
2 months ago

I don’t see why, if the gender ideology folks are so fired up over inclusivity, they don’t establish a third category: those who identify as not their biological sex. That might make for some interesting games.

Anthony
2 months ago

They are trying to circumvent the Constitution and brainwash people into thinking males can have babies and abortions. It’s mind control. When will someone wake up and stop this nonsense?

Ken Westenkirchner
2 months ago

Why is in NOT ok for women to be women? Nurturing, caring, civil, gracious, female, mannerly, smart, hard working

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