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The Vanderbilt football team was struggling through a winless season

Covid cancellations, players opting out and a very tough schedule were the given reasons

Socially distanced fans were keeping their distance by staying miles away

To keep the team relevant a soccer player from the women’s team was brought in creating a feminist red letter day

The teams regular kicker had tested positive and was on virus restrictions

Adding a woman to the team could generate interest and boost contributions a cure all prescription

Praising the move as bold, celebrities and sports networks lined up to sing their praises

But does this really provide equality on the the field is a question this move raises

Sure it was was a touchstone moment created watching a point after a touchdown sail through the goal posts

But in reality women’s sports shouldn’t be raising their glasses in too many unbridled toasts

This appears to open the door for the elimination of women’s’ sports as we know it today

The original idea of Title IX will be steamrolled and become passe

It’s been years since jokes were heard about Russian women competing with their low hanging widget

Swearing to all that would listen in the Olympic world they were 100% female and were legit

But now all that is off the table as equality has to work both ways

Because women, women born men and men can now take their place on the women’s dais

A guy looking for a free ride can take his low handicap even lower by hitting from the red tees

He can charge through the field in women’s golf tournaments and win in a breeze

Pick a sport and all genders can compete for a roster spot on the same team

The idea that genders can compete only against other like genders might just be a vanishing dream

The door has been opened for true gender equality and women’s’ sports will be redefined

As it may have been two points for the Vanderbilt football team but a giant leap backwards for all of mankind