Title IX: The Role Of Gender Equality And Women In Sports

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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…show more content…
“Despite Title IX 's prohibition against sex discrimination, there are schools across the country that continue to exclude pregnant and parenting students from activities, kick them out of school, pressure them to attend alternative programs, and penalize them for pregnancy-related absences (Gough, 2011).” After having the 40-year anniversary of Title IX, women have achieved some equality in sports. However, there is still gender discrimination when it comes to of Since title IX is associated mostly with equal opportunities in sports for males and females, we should help give educators, parents, students, and lawmakers a better understanding of Title IX 's impact and challenges that remain in many areas of
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