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
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
Title IX expanded opportunities for women to compete at all levels. Today, 1 in 2.5 girls play varsity sports. In addition, the number of women competing at the collegiate level has gone from 32,000 to 150,000. Women are also receiving over 10,000 scholarships a year. In an interview with Gail Marquis, a member of the 1976 Women’s Olympic Basketball Team, she describes what Title IX meant to her.
“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
I believe that Title IX policy has many pros and cons. I feel that some of the pros include equal opportunities in education and sports. I believe that this policy was placed in effect with the intent to stop discrimination and provide equality for men and women. Another pro includes the attempt to help women become equal and grow in order to become highly reputable in the community. On the other hand, I believe the cons involve the possibility of decreased funding if the school fails to provide rationale if the number of men and women participants in sports is not equal. I also do not agree that it would be fair men's sports had to help funds women's sports or vice versa. I think Title IX has good intentions in such the attempt to stop discrimination and sex segregation, but I feel that individuals' whom have power over applications, still have the ability to deny applications and write off a different reason for denial. Overall, Title IX has it's pros and cons. I believe this policy would be great if applied appropriately and if it did not have holes in the system.
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 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
This is especially true in the United States. One of the most acknowledged movements - Title 9. "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." (NCAA.org - The Official Site of the NCAA, 2017) Ever since Title 9 was passed in the year of 1972, women in the collegiate or high school level of school sports have truly felt the justness of equal sports. (Managan, 2017)
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
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.
The Tillie IX is the most important implemented at GCU. I am so happy to know that implemented at GCU. Also, it is one of the most hurtful crime can happen for any student. In addition, it is protected the victims can speak out without feeling scared. Also, as students need to help victims to skip this stage by supporting them by good words and encouragement. Moreover, IX is applied for all female and male students in GCU. Also, It protects us against sexual harassment both physically and online. Title IX offers me a safe environment to continue my higher education.