Can Melinda French Gates Revive The Lagging Women’s Movement?

Suddenly, women and girls seem to be invisible.

Women are no longer the top priority even at the Women’s Sports Foundation, which is championing the rights of biological males who identify as female or trans women to participate in women’s sports. This despite science that clearly shows trans males have an unfair advantage over girls and women.

State legislatures are making it impossible for women to obtain abortions that are legal under the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade.

Millions of women are struggling in the aftermath of the pandemic, when they disproportionately lost jobs and now face pressure to return to work despite the lack of affordable child care.

So it is more than encouraging that Melinda French Gates, co-chair of the Gates Foundation, is championing a new $2.1 billion initiative to “to advance women’s economic empowerment, strengthen women and girls’ health and family planning, and accelerate women’s leadership.”

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Women’s Sports Foundation Plumbs Outer Boundary Of Rank Hypocrisy

One of the great ironies with respect to Pres. Joe Biden’s executive order allowing biological males to compete in girl’s sports is the fact that it is supported by the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF).

The founder of the WSF is Billie Jean King, a former professional tennis player who came to national attention in 1973 when at the age of 29 she won the televised “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match against Bobby Riggs, 55, a professional tennis player, hustler and loud mouth male chauvinist.

Some 50 million looked on while King beat Riggs at the Houston Astrodome, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.

The Battle of the Sexes put King, now 76, and women’s tennis on the map. It was an important milestone in women’s athletics. But King and the WSF seem to have forgotten that Riggs was 55 years old on that fateful day. There’s no way King would have won had they been the same age.

So how can King and the WSF justify telling female athletes today that biological male transgender athletes who identify as female should be permitted to compete in women’s sports?

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