Essay on Athletics And Education : Title Ix

759 Words Dec 13th, 2015 4 Pages
This area of gender has been slowly gaining equality but still has a long way to come. You guessed it, sports. There has been a law that has gone into effect for athletics and education called Title IX. This act states that, “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 education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Essentially this means that men and women cannot be discriminated against when receiving scholarship money for playing a sport, participation in a sport that is open to both men and women, and that the equipment and training men’s and women’s sports may require are of an equal quality. This has been a great step forward in giving men and women an equal opportunity to play the same sports, but what about students that may be male but identify as female? Most people play some kind of sport and really enjoy it but students that are transgender do not get the opportunity to play a sport at all. That male may not be accepted on a male sports team because they themselves do not identify as a male, however they will also be turned down by a female team of the same sport because they are not technically a woman and therefore cannot participate on a women’s team either. If students all played on the same team at an early age it could get rid of the need for men’s and women’s teams. If there was no gender and young students all…

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