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When it comes to equality between men and women specifically dealing with athletics, there comes opposing viewpoints as to how this equality should be obtained. The text of Title IX clearly states that “[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...” (“Title” 1). This text of title IX forbids any means of discrimination on the basis of sex to any individual in all federally assisted education programs. Title IX has been a great achievement for the U.S. in the effort towards equality for women.
Since Title IX became law back in 1972, dramatic changes have been made “...to level the playing fields of this nation’s schools and to change the perception of the place of girls and women on them” (“Achieving” 1). Not only are more women participating in sports, they are participating in sports that were traditionally not occupied by women--such as “...lacrosse, wrestling, soccer, rugby and ice hockey” (“Achieving” 1). We are finally starting to erase the lines between what are defined as

 

 

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