Title IX and Girls

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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. In addition, the legislation had impacts on aspects other than athletes. The increased exposure of female sports led to increased dominance by males of the governance of women's athletics. (American History 3).
Its obvious girls are taking more chances with their athletics and colleges are taking notice of it. They are taking advantage of these opportunities. Differences in educational attainment by gender have changed over the past several decades, with women attainment rates now greater than men attainment rates at each level of education. (Economist 8). Girls egos are inflating. Ever since Title IX there is a new found cockiness in girls when they discuss their athletics. It is now a rare occasion to s...

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...have equal rights. Keep treating women as equals, it has been added to The Constitution, so clearly it is not just a passing phase, this is the real deal. As Martin Luther King Jr said, “Today we celebrate how far we've come. But we must also recommit ourselves to Title IX’s goal of equality in education, for too many school and education programs still drag their feet and lag behind in their responsibility.”

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“Title IX of the Higher Education Act (1972).” American History. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 25 Mar. 2014.