Critique of Title IX

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What if you were told that a law was made to remove discrimination of sexes in sports and education, or that man and woman are both given equal opportunities as far as an athletic or educational career? Would you then agree or disagree with the ideology that both sexes are still treated different even though this law was created and the opportunities that were promised aren’t precisely indistinguishable? Title IX does not accurately protect sexual discrimination; it doesn't give equal opportunities, and is unjust as far as benefits between male and female sports. Although this law allows men and women to participate in the same sports and educational fields it does not efficiently take care of those who feel sexes should be separate making it an ineffective law altogether. As far as sports and education does Title IX fall in the category of being a hero or a criminal in the eyes of those who it is claiming to “protect”? More importantly, was Title IX created to build a bridge of equality between men and women or created to make one sex feel more empowered than the other. For starters, Title IX does not adequately provide sanctuary for both men and women. Title IX started as a bill that eventually became a law during the process of the Education Amendments of 1972. It stated “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.” (Justice.com). What this means is that this law was enforced to establish that as long as an activity or program is funded by the Federal Government, it is open to all who wishes to participate no matter the individual’s sex.... ... middle of paper ... ...o women that would not have been achievable without it, while at the same time opening opportunities for both men and women to be seen as equals. Works Cited "American Civil Liberties Union." American Civil Liberties Union. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2014. "Report: Male Students Use Title IX Discrimination Laws To Fight Campus Sexual Assault Claims." CBS DC. N.P., n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2014. "TITLE IX AND ITS BENEFITS." TITLE IX AND ITS BENEFITS. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Jan. 2014. "Title IX and Sex Discrimination." Title IX and Sex Discrimination. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2014. "Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972." Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Jan. 2014. "Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972." Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Jan. 2014. "What Is Title Ix." What Is Title Ix. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2014.
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