Women have virtually the same rights as men. However, the fault needing to be recognized in today’s society is the way that women are treated. Even in simple areas, such as jobs, women are put on the back burner. A woman is able to become a CEO of a company, nonetheless, she will struggle twice as hard as a man would. Even as an employee, women are statistically paid less than men are.
It has been forty years since the Title IX law was passed. Title IX was formed to give men and women equal opportunities. Jobs, scholarships, recruitment of student athletes, and even housing and dining services are equally available to men and women thanks to Title IX. Before passing the law, women were sitting on the sidelines. Women were not allowed to participate in most sports. While men were getting all the attention for sports, women sat there and hoped that one day they would be recognized. It is/was everyone's dream to become "known." To become a "somebody," women just wanted equality. In 1972, that became an actual opportunity.
There is a connection between the Title IX law and improvements in key areas such as access to higher education, career education, employment, learning environment, math and science, sexual harassment, standardized testing, and treatment of pregnant and parenting teens. (Women’s Equity Resource Center, 2003) How in the world does that relate to me you ask? Well, before this law many schools and universities had separate entrances for male and female students. Honestly, did it really matter what door you came in? Apparently, it did. I can see them having a problem with males and females being in the same dormitories, for obvious reasons, but not letting a man and woman walk in the same door to get to a classroom? That’s a little ridiculous if you ask me. I know I could have never lived happily in the past generations, because I have had the freedom of being my own self and having the freedoms of every other race, gender, and social status for the most part. The effect Title IX has played in my life comes in some major issues, as well as simple things such as being allowed to walk through the same door as the man in front of me.
Great inequalities in the educational system between the sexes have occurred for many years and still occur today. Efforts have been made to rectify this disparity, but the one that has made the most difference is Title IX. Passed in 1972, Title IX attempted to correct the gender discrimination in educational systems receiving public funding. The greatest correction it made was in the area of athletics, but social justice of Title IX applies to many other areas as well. Title IX has an effect on women who are not athletes in many ways, including quality of education, receptivity to education, empowerment and creation of ideals.
The “Glass Ceiling” is known as an invisible barrier that stops someone from gaining more success. In this case it deals with women in the workplace, not being able to move up in a company. Even though no one knows who started the phrase, “A widely read Wall Street Journal story in 1986 popularized the term”(Napikoski). The “Glass Ceiling” has played a big role in women not being able to be
Only forty percent of women know what Title IX means or enforces, according to a survey given to twenty women of the Veteran Affairs clinic of Danville, Illinois (Women of the VA). This survey shows that even though Title IX has been a successfully enforced law, not everyone has heard about it or understands how it has impacted their lives and futures. Therefore, people have to ask, “What exactly is Title IX?” Amanda Ross Edwards writes, “ Title IX states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance” (Edwards). This demonstrates how Title IX is a very important part of history, and has helped create and enforce equality among everyone, in all situations. Throughout history, the application of Title IX has helped improve the perception of women in many areas and has enabled women to be successful in their daily lives.
The Affirmative Action Policies of 1965 were extended to cover discrimination based on sex; this allowed women to have the same employment and educational opportunities as men. Congress passed title IX of the education amendments, which stated that schools receiving federal funds were required to provide equal access to educational programs regardless of their gender (“Women’s rights timeline”, n.d.). These laws were significant because it allowed women to attain their education without oppression, which allowed women to be able to work in skilled
“Title IX is important most of all because every person should have an opportunity to succeed regardless of their gender,” Peterson said. “I think that there are problems with regard to the amount of students who experience sexual assault and sexual misconduct on college campuses and I think the data speaks for itself as a whole when you look across the United States… It is very important to educate everyone in the campus community about their rights in regards to Title IX but it also important that everyone knows so bystanders can protect people as
Title IX of the Educational Amendments to the 1964 Civil Rights Act was signed into law in 1972. It bans any educational institution that receives federal funds from discriminating on the basis of sex, and applies to all academic and extra-curricular programs. Title IX has been praised as the chief factor behind the advances made in gender equity in education over the past three decades. In addition, the significant advances of women in higher education and in the workplace since the 1970s have been attributed by some to Title IX. Despite all this, Title IX is most well known for the impact it has had on intercollegiate athletics. The scale of women's collegiate athletic programs has increased exponentially during the past four decades,
The basic Title IX statute provides: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or
Women presently play a huge part in daily activities whether it is at school, sports, or work. Over the past three decades, women have gained many rights and privileges that men have had for half a century or longer. Gaining these rights and privileges has allowed women to play important roles in today's society. One of the most debated issues between men and women is Title IX. This issue has created controversial problems that have caused a separation between men and women. Although, Title IX is constantly brought up, it was the beginning of a new era for women. An era that would allow women to be accepted as equals to men in everyday activities.
Title IX is a part of the Educated Amendments Act of 1972. The law states that, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be
Goodale and Marbella and Wells share two differing viewpoints on the effects of Title IX. Marbella and Wells argue that Title IX puts men at a disadvantage. Goodale refutes their claim with evidence that Title IX gives women a fair opportunity. Although some men's teams have been cut, women have been given a fair chance. Title IX gives women exactly want they need, a fair chance to join college
Title IX is a law that states, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance..." —United States Code Section 20. There are most definitely people that would oppose this law, but most can agree. There should not be discrimination to women, and there shouldn’t have been from the start. Title IX provides women freedom to be able to do whatever men can do.
It does not matter if the individual is male or female, or what level of schooling they are in, Title IX has them protected under the amendment from sexual harassment in any form including bullying and cyberbullying (Title IX at 40). According to the article I read on the Title IX amendment, sexual harassment is considered to be sexual discrimination and is therefore protected under the Title IX amendment and it is prohibited by law to harass an individual male or female on the basis of sex. Further branching off of the article in the text regarding the debate over Title IX, the amendment has also eliminated sex-segregated classes as well as protects female students who are pregnant or student parents. I remember back in history when males and females were separated like the African Americans and whites were when segregation was a hot topic. Now, we pay no attention to these things that once were because it’s “history”. However, in the recent past there has been a trend to separate male and female students but it happens to violate the Title IX amendment because it brings up other concerns regarding equality of the students and civil rights (Title IX at 40). I found this to be very interesting because I did not know that there were still some schools that segregate their male and female students, and their reasoning for doing so is very logical. Male and Female students brains work differently and I absolutely agree with that statement although there are claims that argue against with what is said about segregating male and female students. In my opinion I feel that it could be very beneficial for all the students at the same time it may cause stereotyping issues and generate bullying. Single-sex classrooms fail to comply with Title IX and violate students civil rights’ (Title IX at 40). To support my