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Beyond Title IX: Toward an Agenda for Women and Sports in the 1990\u27s

By Wendy Olson

Abstract

I was eight years old in the spring of 1973, just one year after the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX, as it was affectionately known by any woman who had ever laced on a pair of sneakers, prohibited sex discrimination in any program or activity receiving federal funds. While I was out trying to break the gender barrier in Bannock Boys Baseball, thousands of women athletes, coaches and administrators were basking in the glory of the legislation that they were convinced would be the first mighty step toward making them the oncourt, onfield, in-locker room equals of their male counterparts. After all, colleges, universities and high schools, the loci of female athletes\u27 most visible exclusion and inferiority, were often recipients of federal funds, and, thus, would have to comply with Title IX\u27s prohibition of sex discrimination. Educators envisioned equal expenditures that would produce equal facilities, equal training, and perhaps even equal salaries for coaches

Topics: Law
Publisher: Yale Law School Legal Scholarship Repository
Year: 2015
OAI identifier: oai:digitalcommons.law.yale.edu:yjlf-1034
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