Title IX Should Be Banned

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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 effects athletes in several ways. One way is there must be separate teams for men and women. This also relates to girls and boys. If it is not provided, both sexes have to be allowed to try out if they want to participate on the same team. The division between men and women’s teams has increased the number of women playing in a sport. Before Title IX, less than three hundred thousand women played…show more content…
For example, until the 1970s, it was legal for colleges and universities to exclude women from attending that school. After Title IX was approved, more women are attending college and going into careers that would be more suitable for men. Title IX has helped with fighting sexual harassment. Administrators would simply ignore statements of sexual harassment. Schools now have a legal responsibility to prevent and/or address reported sexual harassment. According to the Women’s Sports Foundation, “women who are active in sports have more self-confidence and are more outgoing than women who do not participate”. Also, athletic scholarships for women were basically nonexistent because very few participated in sports. More than one million dollars in scholarships has been given to women attending Division 1 colleges
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