In 1972 gasoline was 55 cents a gallon, Kodak was the leader in personal photography with its $28 pocket camera – and very few girls got to play high school or college sports.
Inflation changed prices, technology upended Kodak, and Title IX opened high school and college locker rooms to women.
On Wednesday athletes, advocates and students gathered to celebrate the upcoming 40th anniversary of the passage of the federal Title IX act in June.
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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association will host its first-ever women’s summit in San Antonio on December 15 after the USTFCCCA Convention.
Coastal Law Professor Nancy Hogshead-Makar, legal advisor for the Women’s Sports Foundation, is slated to be one of the speakers, according to a press release about the summit.
“We are ecstatic to have such an exceptional group of women lead our first-ever Women’s Summit,” said USTFCCCA President Ted Bulling. “It is very important that we support women coaches in Cross Country and Track & Field in achieving professional fulfillment. I believe that one of the keys to that support is working with and learning from other talented and successful individuals, like the women in this group.”
Other speakers include Joni Comstock, Laura Gentile, Alfreeda Goff, Ann Salerno and Bonnie Tell.
Professor Nancy Hogshead-Makar joined Richard Miller’s show to discuss a variety of topics, including gender equity in sports and her time as an olympic champion. Click through to listen to her spot on YouTube.
The now-renamed American Sports Council (formerly the College Sports Council) filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Department of Education over the use of Title IX’s three-part compliance test in high schools, arguing that this type of enforcement violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution.
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The News Tribune reporter Petula Dvorak notes that the recent US women’s success in the FIFA World Cup has captured the attention of the entire country. But asks just exactly who is taking note?
Nancy Hogshead-Makar provides her insight on what has led to the women’s sports explosion and what could be done to keep this momentum moving in the right direction.
“A Title IX compliance complaint has been filed by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights against 60 Oregon high schools, including all six Salem-Keizer public schools,” writes Statesman Journal reporter Bill Poehler.
Nancy Hogshead-Makar, asked to respond to Oregon’s problem, states that schools have had 40 years now to figure this all out. She sees no excuse for not being Title IX compliant.
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via The Star Press: ‘The program is operating without a locker room, as players sometimes change clothes in parking lot’
Doug Zaleski reports that while the softball team changes in the parking lot, the baseball team recently remodeled its locker room for about $40,000.
Professor Hogshead-Makar was able to chime in on the situation in regards to Title IX.
The Star Press is reporting about the enhanced travel opportunities that the Ball State men’s basketball team has been receiving when compared to the women’s team.
Nancy Hogshead-Makar suggests that these types of actions breed resentment.
“Those major differences, whether women get treated much better or men get treated much better, breed resentment,” she says.
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