Title Ix Essay

754 Words Oct 23rd, 2014 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..." —United States Code Section 20. There are most definitely people that would oppose this law, but most can agree. There should not be discrimination to women, and there shouldn’t have been from the start. Title IX provides women freedom to be able to do whatever men can do.

Discrimination among women is huge and men feel that some sports should be kept for just men only. “The 1960’s were an especially important decade for transformations in American society, which
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Title IX was not ratified by the states for a long time. “That same year, Congress also passed Title IX of the Higher Education Act. The unprecedented law, enforced in 1975, made it illegal for federally funded educational institutions to discriminate based on gender.” (Title IX: An Overview, Aliprandini, Michael) So in conclusion, Title IX protected women’s discrimination for sports, education, or any activity receiving federal assistance.

"The program [Title IX] has transformed into having the reverse effect on men's sports, which have experienced budget cuts or have had their programs eliminated all together." (Title IX Hurts Men’s sports, Foley, Sara) Some people think Title IX is perfect, but actually, it’s far from it. While Title IX provides money and sports and education for women without discrimination, it’s ruining men’s sports by the moment. While this law aids female athletic departments, it will also cut men’s sports budgets and sports clubs. Wrestling teams file law suits all the time, because of Title IX eliminating their programs. The law by now has already helped so many women, now women don’t even need Title IX’s assistance. If that law was gone, women would still continue to be playing sports that they want to. And in addition it would bring back budgets and male programs that got eliminated a while back. “The suggestions raised by the commission head in the right direction ... By

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