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Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for June 09, 2012
"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." Gramma Evie: With those 37 words, Title IX opened doors for women athletes, doctors, lawyers, scientists... Gramma Evie: Women legislators from Oregon and Hawaii proposed it, a senator from Indiana championed it, and the president signed it into law. Holly: Whoa. Holly: I better go practice. Gramma Evie: Make us proud, dear.
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Merrie Soltis Premium Member
Obviously a landmark law for women’s rights. Unfortunately like so many other well intended laws, it ended up hurting male athletes in the name of helping women. How many men’s gymnastics and swimming/diving teams were eliminated because of this law? My university resolves this issue by offering gymnastics, soccer and equestrian for women but not men to balance out the football team.