The Importance Of Title IX

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BETTER, FASTER STRONGER Since the beginning of time, the male species has been viewed as the superior breed. Whether it came to providing a family with a good life, or simply competing in any physical activity, they have been considered to be the upper class of our society. Seen as “nurturers and fosterers of life”, women have never truly been considered to be the ones who engage in some type of competitive activity. Until a few decades ago, women were seen inferior to men. Because of Title IX, and the courage of many women, we are now beginning to have equal opportunity, in any endeavour, as men. There are still some areas, however, that need some improvement. When it comes to physical activity or any sport, there are many psychological…show more content…
Title IX requires that females be provided with an equal opportunity to participate in sports as men. This does not mean that there needs to be identical sports but the women must be offered with an equal opportunity to play. It is also required that they are provided equal treatment when given things such as equipment, scheduling of games and practices, recruitment, medical facilities and training, coaches, locker rooms and equal scholarship opportunities (Women’s Sports Foundation, 2005). Since the implementation of Title IX, there has been a significant impact on the participation and opportunities of women in athletics. A 2008 longitudinal study has shown that the number of women’s collegiate sports has reached its highest number of teams ever. There are 9101 female collegiate teams, which even out to an average of 8.65 teams per school, that have been recorded for this year in the nation. Since the implementation of Title IX, female collegiate athletic participation has increased by 456% while participation within high schools across America has increased by an outstanding 904% (Women in Intercollegiate Sport, 2008). Today, women are excelling at their sport and are becoming faster and stronger than ever…show more content…
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