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title_IX - Opportunities and Programs for Women The Early...

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Opportunities and Programs for Women The Early Years Victorian Era – sexual morality, woman’s place in the home, pale, weak Most activities recreational – 1870’s croquet, archery, bowling, cycling, tennis, golf – more for socializing not for physical benefit
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More widespread participation in Europe – In US tennis =most developed Cycling became popular = strenuous activity made women stronger for housework and childbearing Women’s colleges (Vassar, Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Wellesley) more progressive than coed schools
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Field Hockey popular in Europe Basketball popular with women 1900-1940 homemaking prime value The Olympic movement encouraged women to participate in sports most popular being tennis, swimming, figure skating.
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By 1940 more women competing but huge battles in track and field 1940-1970 post war saw US programs for women increase > Soviet Union 1966 mandatory femininity test instituted Althea Gibson>tennis color barrier
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Collegiate sports – 1941 Ohio State had the first national golf tourney for women The National Olympic Institute conducted coaching clinics to promote women’s sport 1970’s women’s sport comes of age with Title IX
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course KIN 2501 taught by Professor Hargroder during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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