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Why This Ad Is Encouraging Women To Stick With Sports

Ad Week | Posted 06.29.2012 | Women

Forty years ago, the anti-discrimination amendment known as Title IX changed the way that girls participate in high school and college athletics. Sinc...

How Title IX Made Us All A Little Fiercer

Christine Horansky | Posted 08.25.2012 | Women
Christine Horansky

Sports were my first love affair. It was through them that I learned to set goals, chart progress and witness the rewards of ambition and perseverance. Title IX made this possible.

Title IX at Notre Dame: What Though the Odds be Great or Small

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 08.25.2012 | Sports
Anne Dilenschneider

This is truly a day to celebrate! For the past year, 230 women, primarily from the University of Notre Dame's Classes of 1977 and 1976, and their coaches have worked diligently to recreate the rosters of the first women's sports teams at the University.

Globalizing Title IX

Kenneth L. Shropshire | Posted 08.25.2012 | Sports
Kenneth L. Shropshire

What remains to be done 40 years after the signing of Title IX? Saudi Arabia's agreement to permit women to participate in the Olympics for the first time is an interesting reference point as this moment is celebrated.

Billie Jean King and Remarkable Success of Title IX

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

In 1970, when King and eight other female players defied the tennis establishment to form their own professional circuit, many experts doubted that they could attract big enough crowds to generate prize money. Women's tennis is now as popular as men's.

Obama Marks 1972 Law Lifting Education Barriers To Girls

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, marking the 40th anniversary of landmark legislation that lifted barriers to girls and women...

Nine Lives: Athletes, Coaches On Impact Of Title IX

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 06.23.2012 | Sports

-- Title IX was initially intended to give women more opportunities in higher education, with access to athletics a mere side effect. By opening the ...

Catherine Pearson

Billie Jean King To Young Women, On Title IX: 'Now It's Your Turn' | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.23.2012 | Healthy Living

It has been 40 years since the passage of Title IX -- a law best known for opening opportunities for females to play sports throughout their academic ...

Forty Years and Counting: The Triumphs of Title IX

Sen. Tom Harkin | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
Sen. Tom Harkin

Tomorrow marks forty years since the passage of Title IX of the Higher Education Act, which opened the door of opportunity for women in academics, sports, and the workforce.

Happy 40th Birthday Title IX

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
Madeleine M. Kunin

I can attest from personal experience that before Title IX became law in 1972, girls' opportunities to participate in sports were rare.

From the Soccer Field to the Senate Floor

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Sports and politics have so much in common we often use the same terminology. You know how they say strong teams have a deep bench? We have the same theory at EMILY's List, where we are always working to building a pipeline of future leaders.

As Title IX Turns 40 Its Legacy Goes Beyond Numbers

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 08.21.2012 | College

NORTHFIELD, Ill. — Emily Miller remembers learning about Title IX during history class, probably sometime in junior high. She's a little fuzzy o...

Title IX at 40 -- An Interview With Billie Jean King

Martha Burk | Posted 08.20.2012 | Sports
Martha Burk

One of the tireless advocates for Title IX, both before and since its passage, is tennis legend Billie Jean King. Though King retired from competitive play in 1990, her work never stops.

Title IX: The Door Is Wide Open

Marynell Meadors | Posted 08.20.2012 | Sports
Marynell Meadors

Any sport a young woman wants to play, there's an opportunity somewhere for her to play it. Our players with the Dream would think I was from Venus if I started telling them about how it was at the very beginning, because they don't know. They've always grown up with the opportunities.

STEM Title IX Before it Hits the Classroom

Sabrina Schaeffer | Posted 08.18.2012 | Women
Sabrina Schaeffer

With such an emphasis on the underrepresentation of women in math and science, it's important to remember that this is not the whole story.

The First Daughter of Title IX

Lisa Leslie | Posted 08.14.2012 | Sports
Lisa Leslie

There are many of us who are celebrating 40th birthdays this year along with the amendment, including Mia Hamm and Summer Sanders. Together we're of a generation of female athletes who kept our heads down, focusing on the sport itself, while Title IX blazed a trail in front of us.

Boy Permitted To Play On Girls' Team

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 07.15.2012 | Sports

SMITHTOWN, N.Y. — The biggest goal of Keeling Pilaro's field hockey career happened far from an athletic field on Tuesday. An athletics committ...

A Race to Remember

Jonathan Littman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Sports
Jonathan Littman

The thousand-plus fans lining the shore of Lake Natoma expected no contest. All season long, the Oakland Strokes Women's Varsity 8+ had been the fastest high school boat in the nation. But then something unexpected happened.

Making Policies that Pave the Way

Judy Patrick | Posted 07.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Judy Patrick

Title IX legislation has been one of the most significant pieces of policy for women in the past 40 years because it has impacted millions of individual girls and women, every education system in the country and the sports industry.

On Campus, Debate Over Civil Rights And Rape

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 06.23.2012 | College

For months after Kristina Ponischil was raped at a party in her off-campus apartment, her life at Western Washington University was hell. Police woul...

Keeping Score in "the War on Women"

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

So far in Election 2012, we've seen a foul-mouthed Rush Limbaugh, men-only Congressional panels on women's rights, transvaginal probe laws and efforts to restrict women's access to contraception. And yet there's still a dispute over whether there's a war on women?

Some Good News Out of the Women's Sports World

Katie Groke Ellis | Posted 05.13.2012 | Denver
Katie Groke Ellis

In a time when men's and women's sports teams feel like they are competing against each other for a fan base, it is refreshing to see the new Rapids coach embracing the game as a whole and encouraging fans of all genders.

Protecting Women and Their Children Around the World

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

When women are denied the chance to contribute because of domestic violence our entire society suffers. When women have a chance to achieve their dreams, everybody benefits. And when women succeed, society as a whole does better.

Title IX's Impact on My Life

Swin Cash | Posted 04.24.2012 | Sports
Swin Cash

Every person who participates in sports won't become a professional athlete. But everyone should have the same opportunities to chase their dreams. I may not have the same basketball gifts as a Kobe Bryant or LeBron James, but like them I was given a chance for equal play.

Bellbottoms and Skinny Jeans: To Everything There Is a Season

Barbara Lee | Posted 04.15.2012 | Women
Barbara Lee

When I was in bellbottoms and platform shoes, it seemed that we were moving past this place of politicizing women's health -- battles were being fought, but we were going to win this war.