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“Growing up, you get dangerously accustomed to the unevenness between girls and boys sports. As you … [+] grow up, that anger builds.” – Sedona Prince, University of Oregon Women’s Basketball (Photo by Soobum Im/Getty Images)
No person in the United States shall, based on sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” – Title IX, signed by President Richard Nixon, June 23, 1972
Fifty years ago, Title IX was enacted to ensure gender equity, particularly in federally funded education and sports.
Since Title IX there have been significant strides for women, including recent achievements like the overall college enrollment rate for 18- to 24-year-olds being higher for women than for men since 2000.
The intentions of Title IX are noble and there should be no doubt that this law has made an indelible mark on generations of women and girls. At the same time, we must also reflect on whether Title IX is fulfilling its promise of protecting women from discrimination and underrepresentation in their educational and athletic pursuits. And whether it has led to greater equality in other areas, including professional pay and leadership opportunities.
Women and girls on campuses are experiencing sexual harassment, sex- and race-based discipline, and discrimination based on their sexual orientation, and gender identity.