Title IX, is there still more questions than answers?

This week was the anniversary of Title IX(9). The law mandating gender equity at all federally funded institutions regarding sports teams and school activities. 35 years ago it came into being, yet there is still debate about Title IX.

Two reads about the subject: Sports Illustrated has an article by Dr. Donna A. Lopiano. WaPo has an article up as well, but their writeup is by a male.

I thank the powers that be for creating Title IX. Many young women that never would of gotten to college can thank Title IX, my niece included. They are skilled athletes who would of had to take out thousands of dollars in loans in order to receive a college degree. My niece rec’d a degree in criminology thanks to Sam Houston State’s Softball Program. Many of her friends in highschool were able to do the same at college’s all over the United States.

I notice a distinct difference between the female and male college athletes. The women graduate with a degree more than the men. Or I just know more intelligent female’s..I ain’t sure which.

But I am still thankful for Title IX.

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I am a..brown Cali bitch that is quite the opinionated,political, pain-in-the-ass, in your face kinda girl that also loves baseball and music to a fault. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.--Albert Einstein-*

Posted on June 24, 2007, in Title IX, Womens Equality. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. There will always be gender inequity in sports until the day women athletes start to play in the nude. Only then will the beer swilling television addicted pigs watch them on the tube, thereby generating more advertising income for the corporate media.

  2. There is an audience, albeit small that watches the various women’s college sports on ESPN. I know the Women’s college softball world series got more viewers this year then ever before. As far as the money..schools are finding its a good thing to have to spread the wealth around.

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