Title IX was a groundbreaking law to all women because it gave them hope that they can participate in sports without being questioned if it was culturally appropriate to participate in athletics. Mary Jo Kane, a researcher and advocate for women’s sports, states in defense of Title IX “In one generation we’ve gone from girls hoping that there is a team, to hoping they make the team” (103). Though Title IX did not completely level the playing for female athletes, but it did make a significant impact over a course of four decades. According to the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) i... ... middle of paper ... ...ooky. "Gender in Televised Sports: News and Highlights Shows, 1989-2000."
They have more men and women student athletes than before.” (Switzer). On the contrary Title IX is doing its job. Title IX builds self-esteem, gives women a foothold in sports, and provides equality in athletics. It builds confidence for women since their playing more and focusing energy on the thrill of competing. It has helped women have more opportunities in sports as having a league in sports like soccer or ice skating alongside of achieving their dreams and goals such as the Olympics.
Achieving access to a sport is easy today but to become famous is merely a dream for a woman. The movements for woman’s rights in sports have come a long way, but there is still much progress to be made until women can have equal opportunities as male athletes. Women have come a long way in terms of participation in sports. In the past few decades, females had no rights when it came to taking parts in sports. As such the government had to get involved and pass Title IX in 1972, which states, “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in [sports]” (“Title IX and Sex Discrimination”).
The leap began with the enactment of Title IX in the Education Amendments of 1972, and has greatly progressed from there. Title IX is one aspect of the Education Amendments that paved the way for female athletics. By banning sex discrimination in all aspects of academics and athletics, women were rapidly provided with numerous fresh and new opportunities. Though Title IX endorsed equity in both academics and athletics, most controversy fell under the attention of the athletic world. With the new attention being given to the women, universities and schools began exploring th... ... middle of paper ... ...ny more scholarship opportunities and sport choices than females.
Although women’s sports was not the main goal behind this act women interested in sports benefited immensely because it required schools to give women the same opportunities to play as men. This act not only effects grad schools but college as well. Where most women get there start into professional sport. “The Women's Sports Foundation reports that over 3 million girls now participate in high school sports, compared to under 300,000 four decades ago” (The Christian Century). This only further solidifies Title nines successes in improving women’s right to equality in s...
This test will also help to make sure the demographics and size of the school are taken into complete consideration. The 3rd prong of the compliance test is very sketchy. The idea of being able to take a solid poll of the interest for certain sports and to be bale to have the full amount of women and men able to take part is hard to judge. I know that the school can look at the dem... ... middle of paper ... ...participation levels and interest levels in women's sports at all levels. One big women's sport that is well known worldwide now and is a leader for Title lX is the US Women's Soccer team who has won previous World Cups Titles and has been a firm demander and supporter of what Title lX has done and will continue to do.
Since 1991, women have also out-purchased men in athletic shoes and apparel, they participate in most purchasing decisions for men and families, as well as their own, and buy disproportionate to their participation in sport. In short, women control 81% of total sports apparel dollars (6). Hence, the argument that women are not interested in sport and that they do not purchase apparel, remains untrue (3). Team Sports Women¡¦s professional team sports have had a difficult time establishing themselves as a staple in a booming industry. Some argue that the masculine image of team sports has inhibited women from participating professionally in the United States (4).
Their names may sound unfamiliar to most of us because women's professional sports are not recognized as much as men's. However, thanks to the passing of the 1972 Education Amendment to the Civil Rights Act, Title IX, women are participating more than ever in the sports world and funding has been increasing. Title IX states that "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." Women are becoming a bigger part of the professional sports world. The number of professional sports for women is growing at a very fast rate.
Sports can make girls strong and not afraid to be vocal; they can teach girls how to succeed and how to cope with failure. They can help girls to know their own physical and mental strength and build confidence and self esteem. So when a girl asks if she can play, instead of telling her no, let her play. Work Cited Goff, Karen Goldberg. "Playing For Keeps; Youth sports credited with imparting lifelong benefits."
Imagine being a parent and having your daughter ask why she can not play sports like her brother could, try explaining that. Title IX have given girls more confidence and given men a reality check as to the fact that they are not the only ones on the playing field, as well as settled all debates on whether or not women are worthy of sports. Others may say Title IX has psychologically confused women and made modern times much more complicated. Title IX is the most powerful civil rights movement to ever occur in the United States because, it has made girls psychologically more egotistical, it has made men less confident, and it has made this world a more equal and fair place. First, girls have become more outgoing and increased their self assurance: Though views differ as respects the impact of Title IX, discussion typically focuses on whether and to what extent Title IX has resulted in increased athletic opportunities for females, and whether and to what extent Title IX has resulted in decreased athletic opportunities for males.