By Aaron Kliegman\u00a0 It only took a few hours in office for President Joe Biden to\u00a0show how woke he is.\u00a0 Shortly after the inauguration on Wednesday, Biden signed\u00a0a slew of\u00a0executive orders, one of which should be of particular concern to women.\u00a0 The\u00a0order\u00a0is well intentioned, meant to prevent and combat \u201cdiscrimination on the\u00a0basis of\u00a0gender\u00a0identity or\u00a0sexual\u00a0orientation.\u201d But as with many\u00a0well-intentioned\u00a0policies,\u00a0there are damaging results \u2014\u00a0in this case, the erosion and delegitimization of women\u2019s sports.\u00a0\u00a0 Specifically, any educational institution that receives federal funding must,\u00a0per the order, allow biologically male athletes\u00a0who identify as female\u00a0to compete on women\u2019s sports teams and be eligible for women\u2019s scholarships.\u00a0 Consider what\u00a0the\u00a0executive\u00a0order\u00a0actually states:\u00a0that\u00a0laws\u00a0that\u00a0prohibit\u00a0sex-based\u00a0discrimination,\u00a0including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, also \u201cprohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation, so long as the laws do not contain sufficient indications to the contrary.\u201d\u00a0 The order then says that agencies of the executive branch must take whatever actions are necessary to\u00a0implement statutes that\u00a0prevent discrimination based on\u00a0gender identity or sexual orientation.\u00a0 So, according to the order, transgender people, who choose which gender they identify as regardless of their biological sex, fall under Title IX\u2019s requirements.\u00a0It\u2019s\u00a0right there\u00a0in the text.\u00a0 As a reminder,\u00a0Title IX\u00a0forbids sex-based discrimination in any educational institution that receives federal money.\u00a0Most famously, the\u00a0law\u00a0requires schools to provide male and female athletes equal opportunities to participate in sports. It also requires schools to give male and female athletes scholarship money proportional to their participation.\u00a0 We can conclude, therefore, that\u00a0if a biological man identifies as a woman for whatever reason \u2014 making her a transgender woman based on her \u201cgender identity\u201d as opposed to her sex \u2014 then\u00a0she\u00a0must be allowed to compete in women\u2019s sports and be eligible for women\u2019s scholarships, protected by Title IX.\u00a0 There\u2019s no other reasonable way to interpret\u00a0Biden\u2019s executive\u00a0order.\u00a0 And for those who\u00a0still doubt this is what the order does,\u00a0just read the second complete sentence of the document:\u00a0\u201cChildren should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports.\u201d\u00a0 Clearly, this order allows transgender women \u2014 who\u00a0may have male genitalia\u00a0and musculature\u00a0\u2014 to participate in women\u2019s athletics. And\u00a0now\u00a0any schools\u00a0that receive federal funds can\u2019t do anything about it. Otherwise, they risk violating federal law\u00a0and will be accused of discrimination by the government \u2014 even if they\u2019re only concerned about the integrity of the competition.\u00a0 Such policies\u00a0risk ruining women\u2019s sports.\u00a0 Just look at the case of\u00a0Cece\u00a0(formerly\u00a0Craig) Telfer. A trans woman,\u00a0Cece\u00a0easily\u00a0won\u00a0the 400-meter hurdles\u00a0at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships\u00a0in 2019.\u00a0\u00a0 But prior to joining the women\u2019s team that season, Telfer competed on the men\u2019s side and was ranked\u00a0390th\u00a0in the same race in 2017.\u00a0 From 390th\u00a0to 1st, with a year\u00a0off\u00a0in between to transition to a female. Such stories\u00a0undermine the essence of athletic competition.\u00a0 Critics will note that Telfer didn\u2019t win every race she entered on the women\u2019s team. But she still qualified for the national championships and was competitive\u00a0in multiple races,\u00a0placing exponentially\u00a0higher than she would have\u00a0against men.\u00a0 A transgender woman\u00a0doesn\u2019t have to win every\u00a0single\u00a0race\u00a0or game or fight\u00a0to show the inherent problems of allowing biological men to compete against women. And celebrating\u00a0this trend\u00a0politically and culturally will only make the issue more pervasive.\u00a0 But this problem is about more than just sports.\u00a0\u00a0 The woke, progressive left,\u00a0which apparently includes the Biden administration,\u00a0claims to seek social justice\u00a0for\u00a0those it deems\u00a0oppressed peoples, including women.\u00a0But\u00a0in pushing\u00a0trans rights, the left actually undermines its efforts to support women\u00a0\u2014 a point often\u00a0made\u00a0powerfully by the British writer Douglas Murray.\u00a0 The\u00a0feminist movement encouraged women to take pride in being women, to be confident, comfortable, and united.\u00a0Think about the\u00a0slogan \u201cgirl power.\u201d\u00a0 But if gender is simply a social construct\u00a0that\u00a0anyone can morph as they see fit,\u00a0then what is womanhood?\u00a0 According to the\u00a0woke\u00a0media,\u00a0nothing more than a uterus. In fact, last year CNN refused to\u00a0use\u00a0the word \u201cwomen,\u201d opting\u00a0instead for\u00a0\u201cindividuals with a cervix.\u201d And the website\u00a0Devex\u00a0used\u00a0the\u00a0phrase \u201cpeople who menstruate.\u201d\u00a0\u00a0 So much for celebrating womanhood.\u00a0 Feminism also sought to liberate women from the expectation that they needed\u00a0to act and behave in certain ways, confined by antiquated stereotypes.\u00a0\u00a0 Here, too, the trans lobby directly contradicts the push for female empowerment.\u00a0 To understand\u00a0how, consider\u00a0the classic tomboy: a girl who acts like a stereotypical boy. Maybe she has short\u00a0hair or loves sports or prefers playing with fire trucks over dolls.\u00a0 Whatever the case, the trans argument is that this tomboy is actually a boy in a female body\u00a0\u2014\u00a0when,\u00a0in\u00a0reality, she\u2019s in all likelihood an ordinary girl who will grow up to be an ordinary woman.\u00a0 There\u2019s not really room for effeminate men or \u201cmanly\u201d women in the trans movement. Women are a certain way, men are a certain way, and there\u2019s little to no room for crossover.\u00a0How progressive.\u00a0 That the trans movement conflicts with the feminist movement is\u00a0something\u00a0the political left must face.\u00a0\u00a0 To be clear, if a man wants to become a woman or a woman wants to become a man, that\u2019s their business. They can identify however they want. (And I\u2019m\u00a0even\u00a0happy to use their preferred pronoun.)\u00a0 But\u00a0the government and cultural elites shouldn\u2019t be forcing the American people to change what they\u2019ve always known to be basic truths about biology and the sexes. And they certainly shouldn\u2019t be doing so in a way that\u2019s damaging to women, including girls competing on the ballfield, soccer pitch, or track.\u00a0 Yet, President Biden and his administration seem poised to wage the far left\u2019s cultural wars. That\u2019s not a good sign for unity. Nor is it a good sign for the feminist movement.\u00a0 Someone should tell the first lady.