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Stretching the boundaries of Title IX

TweetAs promised, espnW this week rolled out “The Power of IX,” its special section devoted to the law that revolutionized women’s sports in America and that turns 40 in June.
As expected, the site is attractive visually and has a compelling mix of stories, photos, videos and other multimedia content.
The material is overwhelmingly positive in tone, [...]

As the Title IX celebrations continue . . .

TweetA garden variety Title IX panel discussion at Wellesley College this week received the garden variety write-up from the Boston Globe.
Meanwhile, five high school districts in Wisconsin are being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights for alleged athletic disparities for females.
Expect much more of the same during this 40th anniversary year of [...]

Injuries and imagery in women’s sports

Tweet(This is a topic I wanted to examine in my recent series “Women’s Sports Without Illusions,” especially after a perceptive reader brought it up. I pledged to address it in a new phase of my inquiry that continues on this blog and elsewhere. So here’s a little bonus coverage.)
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The racquet that endures and inspires

TweetThis is the final post 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.

I’ve been promising the [...]

More ideas for reworking Title IX

TweetThis is the seventh 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.

Yesterday I mapped out a few [...]

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 [...]

What I’ve been reading and writing, June 30

Tweet• I’ve been taken to the woodshed by another women’s sports blogger — “Ken” from After Atalanta, which is about “discussions of gender in sports.” I didn’t expect a bouquet of roses for what I wrote last week about Title IX, but such a torrent of rage with the word “patriarchy” tossed around indignantly is [...]