Over time so many women and men have been effected by Title Ix. I bet you are wondering what Title Ix is. It’s the law that prohibits the discrimination of sex of any educational program or activity it allows women to do basically what men can do like sports. From 1972-2016 it has impacted the lives of so many women, today we see so many women basketball players, tennis players, volleyball players, and even soccer players and so many more. Women's rights have grown by creating the Title Ix and so many other laws mainly I want to talk about sports because it seems to me that's what has mostly been changed now that both genders can play the same sports and any sports they like.
Many people do not know the law Title IX. Most people who have an idea of it think it only applies to women’s sports. Title IX, signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon, states that, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance”. The word “sports” was not at all stated in the definition. It is just one of the many reasons why Title IX was passed. There is more to this law than to what meets the eye. Title IX has helped engage girls and women not only in athletics, but in education and other activities too.
“Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity” (Overview of Title IX). In other words, this law says that you cannot prevent a woman from participating in a sport based on her sex. The three sports that women participated in before this law was passed were golf, bowling and gymnastics: none of them very popular (Frantz). Women were looked down upon for trying to do something that was out-of-the-ordinary for their gender. It seems like women have always been seen as the caregivers in the family. For them to break out of that mold and to participate in athletics was something unheard of. This trend has continued into the twenty-first century. In March of 2015, 1,800 men and women were polled and asked if men and women were equal in math, science and sports. The majority of the people said that men and women were equal in math and science. But when it came to sports, 32% of women and 47% of men said that men were better at sports (Wallace). It appears that men and women still believe in the tradition that was set forth in the past: women are weaker than men. This belief amazes me because even after years of fighting for equality between men and women, there is still some prejudice towards women and their abilities. Women and their teams are not recognized for what
On June 16, 2009 parents of female athletes at FHSAA member schools filed suit against the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging that the newPolicy 6 discriminates against female students according to Title IX by reducing school participation in completions by 40 percent at the varsity level and 20 percent at the sub-varsity level. The plaintiffs also stated a complaint that male driven sports where exempt from this action because cheerleading was not recognized as a sport thus breaking the Title IX law.
In the article titled Face-off on the playing field By, Judith B. Stamper explains girls have their own story of support or discrimination, success also the debate of girls be allowed to compete on boys’ sports team. First, the writer Title IX explains female athletes are been treated second-class for long enough and should pass of inequalities and biases of girls. The writer also clarifies that girls doing sports make them healthier, physically, and emotionally. Other girls that don’t play sports are less likely to use of drugs. In addition, she notes a former Stanford University basketball player Mariah says, strength and independence of things girls learn from sports, the opportunities that are changing women. Also, changing the way men
The argument made by these two professors state that Division 1 players qualify as employees under Federal Labor Laws. Since players are under this law, the McCormick’s feel players should get financially compensated due to the physical rigors and balance education simultaneously (Cooper, 2011). It’s unbelievable how this couple thinks Division 1 athletes should get paid. The privilege to attend a university that is costly on full scholarship should be more than enough. Furthermore, student-athletes received stipends as an allowance assist with their livelihood. When student-athletes received full scholarships, they should be privileged and thankful since the cost of higher education is very expensive. Student-athletes need to understand the circumstances and take of advantage of getting their degree from a well renowned university since the percentages are very slim to none on having a professional career in sports. The purpose of a student-athlete is to be a student first and then an athlete second. The main focus should be on earning a degree, and not worrying about when is the next game on the schedule. Many people are stating that college athletes should get paid, but how about the general student body that has little to nothing and working a job earning minimal pay. For, instance, if college athletes were to unionize and get paid, then all collegiate athletes would want the same compensation deal, although their sport doesn’t generate as much revenue as power and performance sports such as football and basketball. The ramifications can be serious if female student athletes mention Title IX, which is a gender equity law that prohibits sex discrimination in any federally funded program or activity. Since some women’s sports generate revenue,
The Title IX is a law that requires all education programs, mainly sports, that are federally funded to have gender equality. In 1906 the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) was created for formatting and enforcing rules in men's football, but it soon became the ruling body for college athletics. The NCAA was great for men but not so much for women, women did not get athletic scholarships and there were no championships for women's teams. In 1972 the Title IX was signed by President Nixon and passed, allowing more women to join sports teams and get college degrees. Currently there are more than 2.6 million girl athletes in high school and more than 150,000 in college. The Title IX is a law requires all education programs, mainly sports, that are federally funded to have gender equality. In 1906 the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) was created for formatting and enforcing rules in men's football, but it soon became the ruling body for college athletics. The NCAA was great for men but not so much for women, women did not get athletic scholarships and there were no championships for women's teams. In 1972 the Title IX was signed by President Nixon and passed, allowing more women to join sports teams and get college degrees. Currently there are more than 2.6 million girl athletes in high school and more than 150,000 in
This had the greatest impact on females in sports. Its main goal was to spread equal amounts of funding through men and female’s sports. It would try and bring equal revenue into female sports and equal pay for the players and coaches. “Title IX compliance has been driven by lawsuits and threats of lawsuits. Although the law states that schools that violate Title IX will lose their federal funding, in thirty years no school has ever lost federal funding for not complying with Title IX” (Feminist Majority Foundation). Some arguments suggest how it puts down male athletes and their sports, but one statistic states how if a female is involved in a sport she will most likely be paid more than men. "The number of women playing college-level sports today is more than five times as high as it was in 1972. And the number of girls participating in high-school sports today has reached a record high of 3.27 million. About two in five girls participate in high-school varsity sports, according to the Women’s Sports
There are three basic guidelines to Title IX that include equal amount of sport options, equal benefits and assistance, and finally equal distribution of scholarship money involving athletics ("The Battle For Gender Equity In Athletics In Colleges and Universities"). The National Women’s Society states these guidelines and exclaims the results have indeed benefitted women in receiving more scholarships and creating more opportunity. This proves the intentions of Title IX; it highlights what issues need to be addressed and corrected. It becomes obvious that allocating resources, like scholarships, equally is a major step in the right direction. Especially when one realizes the major gap that already exists. The Women’s Sports Foundation recorded that “Male athletes receive $133 million, or 36 percent more, than female athletes in college athletic scholarships each year at NCAA member institutions” ( "Title IX Is Necessary to Reduce Sexual Discrimination in Sports"). Over 100 million dollars more is reserved for men’s athletics rather than splitting up that huge amount of money to offer to female athletes. Scholarships are an opportunity to attend college and get an education for little to no cost. This is a life changing chance that should be made more available to female athletes. Women of society are made aware of this thirty-six percent gap and the unfairness that it
Title IX was signed into law in 1972 and it required equality for male and female students in each educational program and activity that received federal funding. This means that universities had to offer sports that women could participate in. The reasons Title IX came into being was a demand from Women’s Rights organizations for equal opportunities.
Title IX has had a huge effect on public school education. In fact the impact is so great I could not list them all. For the sake of time I will list the biggest one and that is the impact on women’s athletics. In 1971 only 15% of the athletes in college were women. In 2012 that number is 43%. Title nine requires athletic programs to be equivalent to enrollment. The number of sports programs for each sex should reflect the ratio of students enrolled in the school. With more women attending college the need for more sports programs has grown dramatically. I don’t want to get in a political discussion about schools who have cut men’s programs so I will only speak on schools who have added women’s programs. This opportunity has not only improved
"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 of the Education Amendments of 1972). Forty-three years ago, a federal law was passed to eliminate gender inequality among schools. Title IX, among the Education Amendments of 1972, became the first federal law to prohibit sex discrimination in schools and education. The law covers both women and men, who are involved in any educational institution or program that has received or is currently receiving federal funds. Before Title IX was passed, women and young girls were usually excluded from any athletic opportunity that they had. Since the law was passed, women and girls have increased opportunities to participate and the rate has increased exponentially. Greater numbers of participation are shown in more elite competitions including the Olympics, World Championships, and Professional leagues, and stunning achievements have been made. However, many schools across the country still refuse to provide equal opportunities for girls to participate in sports. Attacks on Title IX often spring from misconceptions about how the law
Although over time gender discrimination has grown progressively over the years, one place that gender inequality is not fully present is in the sports world. Gender inequality in sports has been an issue in the industry for centuries. For years and years women faced the issues of lower pay, not as much publicity and not being appreciated as a female athlete. Clearly, even in this prevalent era of alleged equality and impartiality, most sports still remains as a male dominion, as there still is an unnoticed barrier between sport and woman. Through this analysis, I wanted to investigate some of the initial causes for the above circumstances.
Title IX is a law that came into effect in 1972, this comprehensive federal law prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Eventually this law was used to create more opportunities for women in sports. This did increase women’s participation in sports significantly, but women still faced criticism and scrutiny. Furthermore, men stereotyped women as not “being good enough” to play sports, labeling them as weak, fragile, and
In today’s modern society it is accepted that gender equality is aspired to in all areas of life. It is agreed that women should be paid the same wage as men, given the same job opportunities and have the same laws applied to them. So why is there still debate about gender equality in sport? Women and men compete in separate events in all sporting disciplines apart from Equestrian competitions and in mixed doubles teams in Badminton, Tennis and Ice Skating. My essay will look at the different arguments around whether or not women and men should be allowed to compete together in sport.