Title Ix Is A Law That States Essay

805 Words Jun 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Title IX is a law that states ““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.” Title IX does not solely apply to women and athletics sports, however, athletics is a part of the ten key areas being address by this law. All ten areas are: access to higher education, career education, education for pregnant and parenting students, employment, learning environment, math and science, sexual harassment, standardized testing, athletics, and technology (Winslow). The intended purpose was to create equality between men and women. When Title IX was not around women would face discrimination in every area of athletics, from the psychological stand point to funding. Female athletes were considered to be unfeminine, as well as lesbians when engaging in physical activity. The majority viewed girls and women as unattractive if they were involved in any type of sport. Women were also told that athletics would hurt their reproductive organs as well as their chance for marriage (Winslow). Although women continued to play sports, they still did not have the same funding as the men. These ladies were forced to host bake sales; often their uniforms would be handmade or they simply use their gym uniforms. Although women endured discrimination in sports, they also faced discrimination in the work place, as well…

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