We are joined by Beth Stelzer, a power lifter and the founder of Save Women's Sports who tells us why it is so critical that Biden's order is reversed.
3/20/20 by Beth Stelzer in the Star Tribune
" I’ve learned from athletics that sometimes you have to stand up alone. But some things require a team, and defending women’s sports is one of those things. All across the nation, brave female athletes are starting to stand up for their rights to fair competition. There is no team I would rather be on. "
3/31/20 by Brandon Showalter of The Christian Post
"I applaud Governor Little for setting a precedent and standing up for females by signing the Fairness in Women's Sports Act. We should not force females to compete against males, it’s that simple," said Beth Stelzer, founder of the nonpartisan Save Women's Sports, in an email to The Christian Post on Tuesday.
"Women and girls deserve sex-segregated sports teams and locker rooms. I believe this is the start of our government turning in favor of the truth; there are two sexes, they are immutable, and biological sex cannot be conflated with 'gender identity.'"
12/12/19 by Sharon Dierberger of WORLD News
"For speaking out, Stelzer has received death threats and harassment. She says that’s why girls and women are often afraid to address the issue publicly: “Transgender activists have invaded women’s social media. … They’ll put your name and private information online, call your employers. They’re ruthless.”
Still, Stelzer is concerned that if people don’t speak up, females will be injured competing against males in contact sports.
“I’m just a small-town mom and housewife who cares,” Stelzer says. “Biology matters. This isn’t bigotry.
As Beth Stelzer, a biologically female amateur powerlifter and founder of Save Women’s Sports, observes, “If biological men are allowed to compete in women’s sports, there will be men’s sports, there will be co-ed sports, but there will no longer be women’s sports.” ”
"Beth Stelzer, an amateur powerlifter and the founder of Save Women's Sports, stresses that defending women in athletics ought not be a partisan nor religious issue.
"We commend Selina for her bravery and courage," Stelzer said in an email to The Christian Post on Thursday.
"Save Women's Sports has members from across the country and all walks of life. Our team demonstrates that the issue of men invading women's sports does not need to involve religion or politics, only biological reality," she said."
"They bully women while claiming to be victims of bullying,” said Beth Stelzer, founder of Save Women’s Sports. “Women are afraid if we speak up we will lose our sponsorships, opportunities, relationships, and even our jobs,” she said at an April event organized by the Heritage Foundation. If men are allowed to compete in women’s’ sports, “there will be no longer women’s sports,” she said.
The transgender ideology will erase opportunities for women and girls in sports, and may try to redefine strong girls as masculine and therefore as men, said Jennifer Bryson, founder of Let All Play. “I do not want to see girls who are playing soccer who are tough face pressure to adopt gender ideology and say they are boys,” she said at the Heritage event
by Beth Stelzer
"A new effort has been launched to stop transgender “women,” biological males, from competing against natural-born female athletes.
"Last week, the Heritage Foundation presented another compelling panel on the impact of the transgender movement on women and girls, and its chief legislative vehicle: Nancy Pelosi’s so-called “Equality Act.”
Featuring women leaders like Beth Stelzer of Save Women’s Sports and Jennifer Bryson of Let All Play, the panel examined the devastating impact that this political movement is having in the lives of real women and girls, and women’s sports in general."
Beth Stelzer walked into her first powerlifting competition expecting to encounter a room full of individuals who were there to support strong women. Instead, a biological male who "identified" as a woman distracted from the competition by protesting throughout the event because he was not permitted to compete with the women.
As a result of the experience, Stelzer took action to protect women’s sports from transgender athletes.
Stelzer is the founder of Save Women’s Sports, an organization dedicated to protecting the right of every woman and girl to compete on a level playing field.
Stelzer joins “Problematic Women” to discuss President Joe Biden’s recent executive order that opens the door for biological men to compete in women’s sports.
In this episode, Doreen Denny, Concerned Women for America’s Senior Director of Government Relations talks with Beth Stelzer, the founder of Save Women’s Sports. Beth is a powerlifter and she shares with us her unique personal story about transgender athlete participation in her sport. Through Save Women’s Sports, Beth is helping to preserve biology-based eligibility standards for participation in female sports.