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  • Title IX

    Men’s Athletics and Title IX Title IX was passed in 1972 as part of the Education Amendments of 1972 and it protects both women and men from discrimination based on sex. The 1972 version of Title IX does not mention sports or athletics once (Goldman, 2012). In 1975, Title IX was updated to prohibit sex discrimination of athletes at educational institutions who received federal funding (Owoc, n.d.). The update required that any athlete competing in interscholastic, club, intercollegiate or intramural activity be given equal opportunity for members of both sexes (United States Education Amendments, 1972). Following the passing of the 1975 update, many institutions began to comply and offer equal opportunity to female athletes; however, some argue men’s athletics took a huge step back (Owoc, n.d.). Since 1981, universities have canceled more than 2,000 men’s athletics teams to remain in compliance with the proportionality requirement of Title IX. Since the inclusion of equal opportunity in athletics, many proposed amendments have been introduced to exclude athletics from Title IX, but all have failed. In 1975 and 1977, amendments were proposed to exclude sports that were income generating. Athletics had a small opening with the case Grove City College v. Bell (1984), which ruled that…

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  • The Importance Of Title IX

    Title IX, published and promoted by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, determines whether universities have the ability to properly engage in equal opportunity activities that embraces the idea of bringing equality to the underrepresented gender. Through the Title IX regulation, an institution who sponsors an athletic program, must provide equal opportunities and accommodations for both men and women. The three-part test associated with Title IX essentially determines whether a…

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  • The Negative Effects Of Title IX

    In society today, women and girls have developed a highly interested in the athletic opportunities in colleges. Title IX provided a standard for athletics around the world by education, health, and social aspect. Title IV purposes are to discrimination of sex, racism and provides equal opportunities and funding for athletic participation. Some critics argue that Title IX has a negative impact on sport due to possible causes of the reduction in opportunities for men to participate in…

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  • Title IX: Equality In Education To Gender Equality

    Originally, Title IX started with equality in school related activities, but soon advanced to equality in sports. Amanda Ross Edwards covers this transition in her article, when she mentions the first intentions of Title IX by saying “Although current debates focus on gender equity in athletics, Title IX legislation as originally written did not even mention sport” (300). The switch from gender equality in education to gender equality in sports explains the idea of Title IX because it shows how…

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  • The Effectiveness Of Title IX

    Title IX- A Law Worth Keeping Title IX is a federal law created in 1972 that prohibits sexual discrimination in education and school athletics. Sexual discrimination in education can be interpreted as females not receiving equal scholarship opportunities as males, as well as women’s programs or men’s programs getting less funding so that the other gender’s programs may gain. The main reason that Title was created was to prevent sexual discrimination in places of education. Although some believe…

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  • Gender Equality And Women In Sports

    At first before the passing of Title IX there were lots of Universities that didn 't accept women into their law and medical programs. When it came to athletics it was rare to see women plus they received very little support from the colleges athletic programs. Title IX was created with the same intentions as all the other civil rights legislation: “In our democracy, the government may not play favorites among races or religions or between the sexes. We are all equal before the law-including…

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  • Upper New England University: Case Study

    college. To say the least, I love this university and what it upholds within our community. From attending this university and playing sports, I am fortunate enough today to own a car wash chain along with many auto detail and auto repair franchises and because of this I support the team that made me who I am today. Over the last several weeks, the community surrounding Upper New England University has been challenged with bringing equality for women athletes across the campus. Due to the…

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  • Title IX: Female Athletes

    Title IX Playing on a high school varsity has changed my life. Basketball has shifted Cannon Falls High School incredibly. My first year playing varsity basketball there was 13 girls. This year there is only nine participating. It is a difficult switch, going against the same 9 girls every day at practice, knowing their moves, it gets boring. All the girls make playing enjoyable and each person gives out the urge to go on. Feeling how women did before Title IX, with so little number I am…

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  • Roles Of Women In Sports

    departments, but it was because there was a separation of men and women’s athletics. Women were in charge of the female sports and men were in charge of the male sports teams. In Bill Littlefield’s article (2015) he says after Title IX, the two departments were combined resulting in the women losing their jobs over the men. The process of hiring females in sport leadership positions is constantly evolving, and the most important part out of the whole process is where/how far the program is taken…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Title IX

    goals expressed by Title IX. The article continues that Title IX was never meant to be an affirmative action law, but rather “like Title VI and Title VII, Title IX is an anti-discrimination statute” and has just been twisted to become different than what it was originally intended to be. The article finally proposes some long and short-term solutions to the problems it presented (Dubois, 1999). This source is credible because it is a peer reviewed paper with relevant information regarding the…

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