I've got 3 thoughts on this piece and they are pretty unrelated to each other.
1) I agree with her assertion that many who act like they are into women's sports don't really care about women's sports. When I was working in my 20s, I worked in professional women's tennis. I really liked working in one of the few major sports for women. I then worked in senior pro men's tennis (think legends) and didn't like it as it was just a matter of the rich getting richer. It wasn't a noble job.
At one point, I thought about working in women's basketball. However, once the American Basketball League folded, it lost all of it's appeal to me. Why? I never believed the NBA cared about the WNBA. A women's only league was cool. The NBA starting the WNBA to try to appear woke or stop a women's league from hurting its own revenue had no appeal to me.
2)To me, the trans issue is comical logically. It's great that people in the year 2021 want to be tolerant and open minded but the fact that people think that means we should let people born as biological men (and I agree with the OP, can we stop this nonsense of "assigned male at birth"? Language like that is fine for someone like Semenya but not Caitlyn Jenner) compete in women's sports is really mind-blowing.
A month or two ago, I was listening to Molly Huddle and Alysia Montano's podcast when they had Joanna Harper on. At the start of the podcast, they praised Montano for appearing on tv while breast-feeding her baby. Then they spent like 25 minutes talking about how what they were about to talk about was really complicated and what not.
I was like, "Honestly. It's not that complicated. Do you not see the irony in what you are saying?"
A transgender woman can never breastfeed. A transgender woman can never give birth. Those two facts are why women are not nearly as good at sports as men at the elite level post puberty. If at birth, a doctor takes a look at you and determines there is zero chance you'll ever give birth, then you almost most certainly will belong in the open category of sports. We have a special category for people who are capable of breast-feeding, giving birth, etc and it's called the women's category.
I just find it amazing that people in the name of tolerance can't realize this. If we are truly going to celebrate Montano for her ability to give birth, then we need to marvel at the biology that makes that possible we should draw the line on transgender women in elite sport.
If they need a team to play on, find a recreational team or compete on the 'open' team. It's not that complicated.
3) The weight room for the women's basketball players was absurd.
That being said, I think a better comparison isn't between men's and women's basketball at the NCAA level. It's between the revenue and non-revenue sports. What I'd like to know is women's basketball treated worse than men's or women's track or cross country?
Do I think the NCAA cares much about women's basketball? No. But I don't think they truly care about any of the non-revenue sports. I'm not saying sexism isn't part of it, but the much bigger issue is revenue vs non-revenue.
But here too in this area, the woke is about to eat its own. IF we start paying all of the NCAA men's football and basketball players, then there won't be any money left over for the non-revenue sports and women's sports.