In Zoë Heller’s Rape on the Campus, She advocates how sexual assault happens often on campuses, and that it needs to be significantly more addressed; as it is scarce for women to bring the college’s attention to the assault. Heller asserts that, “20 percent of women are sexually assaulted during their time at college and as few as 5 percent of these assaults are ever reported to police” (185). Noting that ninety-five percent of sexual assault cases are dealt by the college, colleges can take advantage and handle its reputation by outputting false information to cover any potential negative reputation. While colleges are forced to obey the rules of title IX, I believe this is an inadequate effort to remove bias teachers and workers from colleges.
Why are people so worried about how much money a professional athlete makes? So many people are worried about how much money a professional athlete make, they say why doesn’t it go two someone in need or why don’t teachers make more money, they are teaching our future generation. Yes teachers may be teaching owner future, and yes there are servicemen putting their lives on the line, but these athletes aren’t regular athletes. Professional athletes have trained and sacrificed ever since they were little kids play youth sports to become who they are today. These athletes sacrifice their body’s day in and day out, they sacrifice time in the gym or on the field day in and day out instead of being with their families. A lot of people assume that athletes spend all their money on clothing, cars, and wasteful stuff, but that cannot be said for all athletes. “Professional athletes are paid to give audiences excitement” Jamal E.M. Cummins”, but sometimes this excitement comes at a price. Many athletes give money to charity and back to their community’s, some athletes even take time out of their busy day to go and visit sick children n hospitable.
The policies of Title IX is a problem that has been an issue pushed under the rug for years and it needs to be revised. Men’s teams shouldn’t have to be cut, all it takes is changes within the universities and a public voice. Spreading the word about Title IX and the negative effects will open the eyes of politicians, courts, and the universities. If everyone started a trend on social media and put pressure on the colleges, they could make a plan to reverse the negative effects. Challenging and changing the impurities of Title IX won’t make genders’ in athletics unequal, but balanced and ultimately just.
On October 23rd, 2017 at approximately 10:00 AM I, Investigator James Poffel had a victim, Amber Hill, of a sexual assualt come to my office located at Kids' Space Child Advocacy Center to report being sexually assaulted back when she was 3 and 4 years old.
Federally funded universities and institutions were required to give women the same athletic opportunities and funding as men. “Research has found that girls who play sports are less likely to get pregnant or take drugs than those who don’t play sports” (“athletics”). Women who participate in sports will make better social decisions than other women who do not play sports. Title IX also improves women athletes’ health. Because of constant workouts and games, athletes have better health overall. Athletes are less likely to be diagnosed with diseases like obesity and heart disease because of exercise (“Athletics”). Women are also given gender equality. Gender equality gives women all around over the United States the right to play sports and to be given the same opportunities as men. “Before Title IX was enacted, the main sports women participated in were cheerleading and dance (“Before”). Title IX has opened up many new opportunities for female athletes such as, higher education access, equal opportunities in athletics, and increased self confidence for women
In society and college campuses, sexual assault occurs quite frequently. According to an estimation one third of women experience a forced sexual experience at least once in their life and most of the time it occurs in colleges. Men have also been reported to be victim of sexual assaults mostly by other men. Most of the time the sexual assault is planned and perpetrated by a third person, who is known to the victim of incident. Drug and alcohol use play role in this issue and contribute to the problem as most of the time the victim and perpetrators are under the effect of alcohol or any other drug during the incident. It looks scary how vulnerable the survivor can be at the time of assault. However, as long as the matter of violence is associated, the students at college campuses are safer than their non-college mates. Some training and education has been administrated to the students for awareness about the violence and sexual assaults. Even, with increased training and education, most of the college campuses have much longer way to go for decreasing the intensity and number of assaults and the incidents have immense negative impact on the society and people around us.
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
There 's been real growth in the number of women who participate in sports, receive scholarships, and benefit from increased budgets. There are more opportunities to compete at elite levels through competitions like the Olympics, World Championships and professional leagues. Opponents of Title IX claim that there is a negative impact on boys’ and men’s sports arising from attempts to increase opportunities for girls and women in athletics. These criticisms are based on misinterpretations of the law and are not supported by the facts. Title IX has revolutionized athletics as it continues to impact the world today. Before Title IX, women were given zero to none opportunities to participate in
Harassment and abuse are considered breaches of human rights and occur in all countries. According to Encyclopedia of Psychology, sexual abuse is unwanted sexual activity with perpetrators using force, making threats or taking advantage of victims who are not able to give consent. Most of victims and perpetrators know each other. In sport, women athletes are more frequent victims of harassment and abuse than men athletes. Many women athletes drop out of sport rather than continue being subjected to the constant harassment and abuse. They endure the sexual attention of their male coaches or peers because of fear, desire for athletic reward, low self-esteem and ignorance of who to turn to for help. Typically, abused athletes keep quiet because they fear that they will be accused of consenting or just make up a story. Recent studies by Women Sport International indicate that sexual harassment and abuse is just as much a problem in sport as it is elsewhere in society. Many sports organisations do not have adequate mechanisms in place to help protect frightened athletes and to exclude harassers and abusers. . It is not true when some people think that if the victim did not resist it does not count as abuse. This thought totally wrong and hurtful because it will makes the victims difficult to speak out and more likely to blame themselves. The examples of sexual abuse are rough sexual activity, rape and forcible sodomy either oral or anal sex. Sexual harassment may be verbal, non
Sports have always been a male dominate sport, especially in schools. It took many years of schooling and fighting for females to be able to participate in sports and have equal education opportunities. “The passage of Title IX, the 1972 Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act, expanded high school athletic opportunities to include girls, revolutionizing mass sports participation in the United States (Rammell, 2014, pg. 136).” Since the legislation, Title IX was passed, sports offerings for boys and girls has changed. Title IX has created many opportunities for girls and young women today since it began 40 years ago. Although Title IX is best known for sports and athletics, is about much more! It also opens the gate for girls to pursue math and science, requires fair treatment for pregnant and parenting students, and protects students for sexual harassment. Over the years title IX has helped females in sports; sadly, there are still educational barriers and discrimination of gender in schools off of the playing field. Despite Title IX 's prohibition against sex discrimination, there are schools across the country that still show signs of discrimination
The United States is facing a growing problem that shows no signs of slowing: sexual assaults on college campuses. Possible reasons for this epidemic are explained by Janet Napolitano, the current president of the University of California. She describes that “young adults live independently and in close proximity to one another for the first time” while attending college (Napolitano 387). The college setting provides students with opportunities to take advantage of one another. As a result, sexual assaults have become an issue across universities in the United States. Sexual assaults are a problem because they can have lasting effects on victims. It is the job of both the government and colleges to find solutions to the problem, by preventing
“ No person… shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination” ( Wong). Within sports, many females get discriminated due to being “weak” or less interesting to watch. Some get less pay for having not equal amounts of participation as men do. The main issues are whether or not females and men should receive equal pay grade and whether if one does not participate as much which should they get the same attention. Equal pay grade may determine whether females play just as much as men and participate. Sports should not be based on whether you are more interested in girls or guys sports; it should be based on which sport brings in more revenue and has the most participation
Female sports went very unrecognized before Title IX. Elementary schools rarely offered competitive sports programs for girls, and college girls athletics were intramural rather than extramural; meaning the girls would compete against other girls from their school rather than girls from other colleges and universities. Educators knew this was an issue but they could not do anything about it, as there were no resources available to improve the situation. Following the Title IX act, however, the number of female high school athletes rose from 295,000 to 2.6 million, and the number of female collegiate athletes rose from 30,000 to more than 150,000. Larger budgets and more
Title IX has had a greater impact than just on the playing field, and other areas. Have you ever heard of the impact Title IX has had on the field? But have you ever heard of the impact it 's had on science, college campuses or even with sexual harassment?
Title IX has played a significant role in the lives of women and will continue to do so if school administrators, policymakers, and community leaders have a better understanding of the law and use it accordingly to benefit those in need of it. By understanding its implications for mothers and creating programs that represents the law and its purpose, school institutions can better facilitate education for them. Mothers have often been neglected when it comes to Title IX because school administrators did not understand the law’s effects on and intentions for mothers (Fershee, 2009; McNeeley, 2008). Its focused has been primarily on sports and athletic matters; however, mothers pursuing school, especially higher education, needs as much attention