Along with the many accomplishments and strives made for women’s equality, the women’s part in sport history has face a subsequent amount of discrimination and division. Prior to Title IX, women’s sports existed as merely activities and recreational aspects to take up time, and were not seen as competitive. Women were not to exert themselves, due to them being seen as the weaker of the two sexes. Women, especially within the field of athletics were seen as the inferior sex, and that they were too fragile of a gender to be able to play like the men did. Title IX was a law that was created to help prevent gender discrimination throughout the United States educational athletic system. It was created in 1972, and helped prevent discrimination when it came to educational programs, activities, financial assistance, and most importantly sports. It also required females to have the same opportunity for scholarships regarding athletic categorical areas.