HESC assign1 - Study Abroad Assignment #1 Before Title IX...

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Study Abroad Assignment #1 Before Title IX Title IX had the biggest impact on collegiate sports known to date. The act never really mentioned anything about athletics in the original statute. Title IX said, “No person in the United States shall on the basis of sex, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” (Cohen p. 136) This opened the doors for women to jump into athletics. Before Title IX, most girls participated in cheerleading and square dancing. Only 1 in 27 girls participated in high school sports. (NWLC) Many factors caused women’s participation in sports to remain stagnant, if not drop. Since there were basically no college scholarships for women, they did not participate in college sports so they could concentrate on their education. Less than 2% of the athletic budget was for women’s sports. There was a huge inequity for the college life of women. Women were not allowed to take auto mechanics or criminal justice courses and men could not take home economics. Colleges required women to have higher test scores and grades than male applicants. Finally, women in college were not allowed to stay out
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