As a former high school female soccer player, I had always been passionate about the sport and had worked tirelessly to excel on the field. I had developed a deep love for the game and cherished the memories and friendships that had come with it.

However, as I learned about the growing debate surrounding biological males competing in female sports, I couldn’t help but feel concerned for the future of women’s sports. In my experience, female sports are about more than just physical ability. They are about teamwork, strategy, and the bond that forms between teammates.

These bonds are built through countless hours of practice and training, and are strengthened through competition against other teams that share the same passion and dedication.

Allowing biological males to compete in female sports threatens the very foundation of these bonds. Despite the progress we’ve made in creating a level playing field for female athletes, there are still inherent physical differences between males and females. It is not fair or safe to force women to compete against individuals who have a biological advantage.

Moreover, allowing biological males to compete in female sports sends a damaging message to young women who have worked hard to achieve success in their respective sports. It tells them that their hard work and dedication are not enough, that their physical abilities are inherently inferior to those of males, and that their achievements can be easily overshadowed by individuals who were born with a biological advantage.

As a former high school female soccer player, I know firsthand the incredible impact that sports can have on young women. It is a place where we can learn to push ourselves to our limits, develop leadership skills, and form lifelong friendships. But all of these benefits are threatened by the inclusion of biological males in female sports.

We must continue to advocate for fair and equal competition in women’s sports, and resist any attempts to undermine the progress we’ve made. The future of female sports depends on it.