“If it’s awful for boys, how is it acceptable that he coach girls?” asked Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a former Olympian, rape survivor and now Senior Director of Advocacy at Women’s Sports Foundation in Jacksonville. … read the entire story at the Orlando Sentinel.
“The civil rights laws protecting girls, minorities and the disabled are actually pretty good now,” said Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a 1984 swimming gold medalist who is now a Florida law professor and senior director of advocacy for the foundation. “But what’s missing is people willing to take a stand and insist on equal treatment for all.” […]
That impacted the girls’ ability to do homework and spectators’ ability to attend, said Nancy Hogshead-Makar, senior director of advocacy for the Women’s Sports Foundation. “The court held that it was impermissible that the girls had to play then,” Hogshead-Makar said. “They could never develop a fan base, because parents and fans could not get […]
The Women’s Sports Foundation believes there are instead good reasons to reverse the rule — and not just for the sake of girls. “What the diocese is missing is all the wonderful things that come out of co-ed sports. The … Continue reading →
“Before the start of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, Nancy Hogshead-Makar and her U.S. teammates received some advice from 1964 Olympic gold medalist Donna de Varona – words of wisdom that continue to resonate with her almost 30 years later.” … … Continue reading →