My Title IX Story

Only-Mama’s post yesterday about Title IX struck a chord with me....more
Only-Mama Don't let it dishearten you. I was terrible! I knew I had no hope of beating any of ...more

Why Title IX is Not Just About Sports and I'm Sure Patsy Mink Would Agree

This summer, I joined other advocates and parents from across the nation at the White House Summit on Working Families in Washington, DC. Among the speakers were President and First Lady Obama, Vice President and Dr. Biden, and dozens of other government, policy, union, and business leaders, many of whom were also working parents....more
Thanks for this important post connecting equality/opportunity in education to ...more

Votes for Women!

A couple of days ago it was Gloria Steinem’s birthday. She turned 80 and there was much blogging about it. I, being a rebel, decided to wait a couple of days before throwing in my two cents.Gloria Steinem was born on March 25, 1934. Women had only had the right to vote for 14 years when she entered the world. There was STILL a shitload of stuff women weren’t allowed to do because they lacked a penis. Gloria noticed this as she grew up, and she didn’t like it. Not one little bit....more
Oh lady, I hear you.  I can't believe this is even a f*cking possibility.  It's like the world ...more

Lisa Leslie Talks Title IX, NCAA Women's Basketball & More

This year, Title IX is celebrating its 40thyear of existence since passing in 1972. Title IX allows women to have the opportunities that men have for a college education and college athletics. The product of the law is female athletes defying odds and inspiring fans while converting skeptic on-lookers waiting for them to make mistakes, all while getting a college education. Title IX also helped pave the way for professional women’s sports, like WNBA....more

Laila Ali on Raising Confident Girls, On and Off the Field

--By Laila Ali My family has a long tradition of sports and being active, and I’m excited about continuing that tradition with my children. For me, it’s about so much more than competition! The lessons I learned through sports have carried over into all aspects of my life and made me a stronger woman in the many roles I play as a wife, mom and business woman. ...more

Keep Title IX Alive: Parents Can Be Effective Advocates

With Title IX’s 40th anniversary next year, there’s good reason to celebrate this landmark legislation that has caused a revolution in sports and throughout education. The law – a mere 37 words in total – provides equal access for men and women in federally-funded education programs and activities, including sports. Since Title IX’s passage, men’s and women’s sports participation opportunities have increased substantially....more
thanks for pointing these lastest maneuvers in skirting gender equality in education -- seems ...more

Secret to Success: Get Your Game On, Girls!

This month we enter the 40th anniversary year of the enactment of Title IX legislation, which ensures equal access to both boys and girls in federally-funded educational programs and activities, and I find myself thinking about what greater sports participation has meant for women, our daughters, sisters and sports as we know it....more

White House Closes Loophole in Title IX Legislation

Today United States Vice President Joe Biden announced that the White House was withdrawing a Bush Administration interpretation of Title IX policy. The policy in question allowed for a loophole that allowed for a less than strict compliance with the rules of Title IX.From Jill Dougherty, CNN:...more

Title IX Women in Athletics

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What’s the Big Deal About a Female Head Football Coach?

What’s the big deal if we get the whistle and start slapping behinds?...more