Tag Archives: gender equity

Best of 2011: Pushing the Title IX hot button

TweetThis week I’m linking to some of my favorite blog posts from this year, and especially ones that drew some vigorous, and even heated, discussion. As you’ll see, most of them pertain to women’s sports but there are some other subjects I’ll revisit here.
The first installment is my post from April 27 entitled “The [...]

Recapturing the intent and true spirit of Title IX

TweetThis is the ninth in a series entitled “Women’s Sports Without Illusions” that critically examines the nearly four decades of the women’s sports movement, including Title IX, cultural and social developments, the growth of professional and international women’s sports and current challenges and issues.
All posts in this series can be found here.

Today is a day to celebrate. [...]

Some ideas for reworking Title IX

TweetThis is the sixth in a series entitled “Women’s Sports Without Illusions” that critically examines the nearly four decades of the women’s sports movement, including Title IX, cultural and social developments, the growth of professional and international women’s sports and current challenges and issues.
All posts in this series can be found here.

Since I’ve been saying for [...]

Women’s Sports Without Illusions: The First Week

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Thanks to all those on Twitter and elsewhere for their comments this week to the start of my series, “Women’s Sports Without Illusions.” I’m really humbled by it all.
Of course, I’m not expecting the precincts of The Sisterhood to report in, at least directly. They prefer to stay wrapped in a cocoon of their own [...]

The elusive notion of gender equality in sports

TweetThis is the first in a series entitled “Women’s Sports Without Illusions” that will critically examine the nearly four decades of the women’s sports movement, including Title IX, cultural and social developments, the growth of professional and international women’s sports and current challenges and issues. The story behind this racquet, which symbolizes some seemingly conflicting [...]

Never mind the gender gap in sports

TweetThe producers of the Title IX documentary “In the Game” Tweeted a link to this ESPN story over the weekend about the paucity of women in action sports. The headline, “Gender Gap,” sums up so much of the wrong-headed approach to gauging the progress of women in sports, especially in the mainstream media. Says writer [...]