Even though I think Title IX is fair to men and women some may disagree with me. They might say that since Title IX seems to be paying more attention to girls they tend to cut out equal rights for men such as playing sports.
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.
Women have faced discrimination and stereotypes for thousands of years. What many people did not know though, is that it would take only one of them to transform not only the sports industry, but the outlook on women in everyday activities. Babe Zaharias Didrikson would not only become the greatest, and first, outstanding female athlete of the 1930’s, but would also be the leader of a movement in a time where being sexist was accepted, and where men dominated every aspect of life except for cleaning the house. Babe, being a physical power-house, dominated and participated in almost every sport imaginable to the mind. Through determination, strong will, and the persistence to overcome obstacles, Babe Zaharias Didrikson changed the world of sports forever by overcoming all common perceptions of women in her time and giving hope to all competitive souls of the sports world.
“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
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
One of the biggest issues with NCAA sports is should college athletes be able to unionize and play. According to their website, The NCAA is an organization that represents over 1,100 colleges and universities from the Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3 Level (ncaa.org). In addition, The NCAA doled out more than $2.7 billion in athletic scholarships along with other resources, student-athletes can utilize (ncaa.org). Although the NCAA generates mass revenue, only the top programs are usually profitable while most schools operate at the institution cost (Mitchell & Edelman, 2013). I believe college athletes should not be unionized or paid to play college sports. If colleges were to be unionized and paying student-athletes, the money to pay
“I wonder how many times a Tom Brady is asked about how handsome he is, or J.J. Watt... it’s something that us female athletes have to deal with all the time,”(Hatch.) quoted by the famous Delle Donne of the WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) Chicago Sky. Delle Donne is one of the many female athletes, who endure sexism in sports today. Today in society, people still struggle with the idea of females being involved in sports. Sexism is “ the unfair treatment of people because of their sex; especially : unfair treatment of women” (Sexism.) Many would agree that watching an all female athletic game, is not as entertaining as an all male athletic game. Men believe women are incompetent when it comes to sports talk. During a sports conversation, women tend to get ignored
In colleges the amount men and women on sport teams has to be proportional with the amount of men and women at a school because of the Title IX. But there are some sports, like wrestling and other men sports like men's gymnastics or swimming, where there are a lot more men than women are on a team. Which leaves two ways to fix that problem; 1. Get more women on the team, which may require a lot of money 2. Make some of the men leave the team. Colleges have to get rid of the smaller men's athletic teams because of the Title
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
According to an article from “azcentral”, titled, “Positive Reasons for Co-Ed Sports,” Kathryn Rateliff Barr says that,”Some small schools and communities have learned that offering coed teams allows more players to play for a smaller total cost.” This shows that if coaches may combine both male and female professional sports, the complete value of what is used for all athletics would decrease. This is important because what is left from being used on teams can be spent on accessing better equipment and outfits for future activities. In addition, according to the author of “azcentral’s”, “Positive Reasons for Coed Sports,” Kathryn Rateliff Barr states, “Coed teams can mean smaller coaching staffs than what would be needed for separate, sexually-segregated teams.” It stands to reason that not including coed teams requires more coaches, which would also include more pay and possibly higher pay. This suggests that if separate-sexed sports were to be united, there would be fewer coaches, therefore limited pay. This would preserve expenses, leaving more pay to use on other useful items. Admittedly, there are communities of whom do not agree with providing co-educated sports since the public believes that united athletics amounts to tremendous costs; however, this issue can be solved if combined
Equality is something that our country has been striving to achieve for centuries. From the 13th Amendment to the women’s suffrage movement, there has always been a battle to creating a balance society. Title IX is the new attempt to influence equality; this battle is between men’s and women’s athletic and educational opportunity. According to Cathryn Claussen, a director of the Sports Management program at Washington State University, comments that “prior to Title IX, only 295,000 girls played high school sports compared to 3.7 million boys.” We have all seen this trend since the Roman games in the colosseum; men competed center stage while women sat as spectators. Although, today you will see an unbelieveable change in pace. Women’s sports
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
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
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.
The programs created by Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society aimed to improve the country by eradicating poverty and social injustice. The education system contributes to systematic oppression. A good education is crucial to gaining success in the United States; education is also very expensive and not always accessible to those who cannot afford it. With Ⅳ titles, the Higher Education Act (HEA) was established in September of 1965 as the first solution to the issue of accessibility. It provided the federal scholarships and started programs like Upward Bound and Talent Search to find needy students and give them the scholarships they required in order to attend a college or university. Before the HEA, little attention was given to making higher