A Game Changer_ Title IX & Sports.docx

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indicated that, overall, significantly many more articles were written about females associated with sex-appropriate sports ( 232) than those with sex-inappropriate sports (67).(Kane, 1988, p. 94). Which was a big change since Title IX started. It was more evened out than now. Media coverage has also increased since the installation of Title IX. Point two, there are more female sport teams now as a result of Title IX. The average number of women's teams rose from 7.3 percent to 10.2 percent (an increase of 40 percent).Jessica Gavora,author, in which I summarize when I say Title IX helped in many cases such as helping Colorado State women’s softball team getting reinstated after Colorado State was found guilty of violating Title IX and the University of Texas consented to bring its female athletic participation rate to within three percent of female enrollment( Gavora, 2002, p. 27). The paraphrase is important by showing how it has also saved female sport teams and not just creating them. There are many examples of Title IX creating women’s sport teams. Southern Illinois University Carbondale was hit with a civil rights complaint in March 2017 that alleged Title IX violations after tennis teams were eliminated from the university’s athletic program. The university submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of Education in November that pledged to create a women’s soccer team in order to achieve compliance.
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A Game Changer: Title IX & Sports 7 Point three, an increase in female athletes since 1975. George Davidson and Carla Kerr wrote, ‘The percentage of women’s varsity athletics had more than 15% to 31% participation. 20% to 40% of a college’s varsity athletes, averaging about 36%”(1995, p. 27). This was written in 1995, but it is still usable since it shows how Title IX has effected collegiate sports. Even though the percentage of women participating in college varsity athletics has markedly increased in 1975 to 1995, the growth rate appears to have slowed and the percentage has not approached 50%.( Davidson & Kerr, 1995, p. 27). This paraphrase is saying from the journal is that the participation of women athletes has increased but there is still some work to still to be done. Even today it is around 50% so we still have some work to do. Before Title IX there was a big issue with the male to female athletes, The disparity that existed between men’s and women’s athletic opportunities was quite evident . . .. In 1971, more than 170,00 men participated in intercollegiate sports, compared to fewer than 32,000 women”( Leahy, 1998, p. 492-93). What this quote is saying there was a crazy ratio of 5.3 male athletes to 1 female athlete before Title IX in 1971. Since then, the ratio is more even . . . In 2011, there were around 193,000 female athletes to 230,000 male athletes in the NCAA. Which is a ratio of 1.2 male athletes to 1 female athlete. To conclude, there are multiple positives to Title IX and sports such as more media coverage for female athletics, more women’s sport teams, and female athletes.
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  • Spring '16
  • Stacy Bosley
  • History of Title IX

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