The Importance Of Sexual Harassment In Schools

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Math and science have usually been known typically as guy subjects in schools. According to the “Math and Science” article, many girls were steered away from taking these classes. Many were also told not to join science or math clubs. the thought that girls did not like these subjects made teachers or administrators think that they could not be good at them. While in grade school many girls scored at the same level or close to what the boys scored. in high school, the scores drop. This is most likely caused by the influence of other people saying that girls can not do good in these subjects. Since Title IX, girls are taking science majors at almost the exact same rate as boys. Also, girls taking physics and calculus classes have grown significantly …show more content…
Girls have been the victim in many of these cases. “There are more girls who are harassed than boys “1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual harassment.” (“Child Sexual Harassment Statistics” sec. 1). The article “Sexual Harassment” talks about how boys are sometimes overlooked in schools. Whether it be spreading rumors about sexual activity, inappropriate touching, calling people sexual names, or making sexual innuendos toward others. All these are considered sexual harassment. Some teachers would just ignore these happenings and use the explanation “boys will be boys” to not turn in students. After Title IX, programs are more strict about sexual harassment whether it be directed to boys, girls, teachers, students, faculty, or other official (“Sexual Harassment” sec. 1-2).This does not mean that it does not happen. It occurs often in schools and when known is most often punished depending on the …show more content…
Many more people know about Title IX by associating it with athletics than the other categories. The article “Athletics” talks about how girls only had a few sports, mainly cheerleading and square dancing. While boys still had many of the sports that are played today such as football, basketball, baseball, and many more. In high school approximately 1 out of 27 girls were playing sports. Colleges also had few if any scholarships for girls who were talented enough to play at the next level. So even if a girl is better than a guy at a sport such as basketball, the guy still has a better chance of getting a scholarship for more money than the girl even though the girl has better skills than the boy. Sports were also unfair because girls only received 2% of all athletic spending. Even if the college had a large amount of money available for athletes in general, girls should still have the same amount of money available as boys do. After Title IX, sports have been much more equal in both high school and college. Because more sports are available for girls to play, more girls are getting involved in them. Schools are now required to have an equal number of sports for each gender. Girls are also moving on to college to play sports more often and there is more money for scholarships at those levels. Women have also been able to have better opportunities to compete in the Olympics (“Athletics” sec. 1-2). One example of

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