🚨 IOWA: yesterday Iowa introduced HF 184, what I think is the WORST, most HORRENDOUS anti-trans bill targeting transgender student-athletes. Here's why it's awful:
(THREAD) #ialeg
Iowa HF 184, being billed as a "Save Women's Sports Act," would require student-athletes to participate in sports based on biological sex. This is similar to other bills introduced this year & last, but Iowa goes above & beyond in who they are targeting. #ialeg
Iowa HF 184 defines an “educational institution” as any public or accredited non-public school, regents institution, community college, or any other institution of higher education that is a member of the @NCAA or @NJCAA. It specifically names both NCAA & NJCAA. #ialeg
Deeply disturbing: Iowa HF184 details how biological sex of students is determined based upon ALL of the following factors:
1. The student’s internal & external reproductive anatomy
2. The student’s normal, endogenously produced levels of testosterone
3. student’s genetic makeup
This means if any woman or girl on any team was questioned on her gender, Iowa HF184 says she would be subjected to an internal & external examination of her reproductive organs - in every dispute - to determine if she is "girl enough" to play. #ialeg
Iowa HF184 is not a "Save Women's Sports Act" - it is a "Kill Women's Sports Act." Imagine being a 14-year old girl in Iowa who is a good athlete & is questioned on her gender & subjected to a pelvic exam to play sports with her friends. What young girl will want to play? #ialeg
(side note: a pelvic examination is NOT a part of a routine physical for high school or college students wishing to participate in sports) #ialeg #mtleg
While Iowa HF 184 is targeting transgender girls, the reality is ALL women & girls in sports will suffer. There is literally nothing in this bill to protect any woman or girl in athletics. #ialeg
If you live in Iowa, you can find your legislator at this link. Please contact them and tell them to OPPOSE HF 184. Tell them how disgusting it is that any young girl or woman in sports would be subjected to this. legis.iowa.gov/legislators/fi…
For more info on this bill, it's status, and other ways to take action, visit transathlete.com/take-action

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