Women already encounter significant hardship in schools. Many American women do not have the resources growing up to engage in athletics in school: no late buses or unsafe public transportation, crumbling infrastructure where schools do not have safe athletic facilities, working parents cannot afford gear and supplies, schools don't have organized teams for young women, etc. So when women make it to college and can participate in a track team or swimming team (and/or they get scholarships to participate in collegiate level sports) this is a huge achievement.
Today, the Biden administration announced an expansion of Title IX in American colleges (impacting the federal funding such colleges receive, for example) where transgender people will be subject to federal protection if college teams choose to keep women's teams without biological men. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona made the announcement.
This is a controversial topic so I am fully prepared to receive criticism. But the fact is, women already face significant hardship just for being women by the time they get to college. To add biological men to their sports teams -- now with full backing of the biological men by the federal government -- adds to already existing hardship. Biological men are usually stronger and more powerful than biological women. Biological male skeletons are easily identifiable by their sheer differences to biological female skeletons, from wider shoulders to bone mass. These changes are innate and do not go away...
Where was this federal protection or funding for athletic programs for women? Less than 1% (0.58%) of the American population identifies as transgender. 58% of the American population is women. Surely the needs of 58% of the population is more pressing than the needs (?) of 0.58%.