On Tuesday, the New York Times revealed that many college athletic departments have been using sneaky accounting to skirt Title IX. By double-counting female athletes, counting male players as female players, and otherwise manipulating rosters, schools have been making an end-run around the landmark law, which requires publicly funded institutions to offer male and female students equal educational opportunities.
Title IX's athletic requirements have long been a flashpoint for debate, but only recently have the law's sexual harassment directives drawn equal attention. Privileging football over field hockey isn't the only way to discriminate on the basis of sex -- according to Title IX, sexual harassment can also limit female students' access to equal education. This is what a group of Yale students and alumni argued in a complaint they filed with the Department of Education last month. The complainants cited a string of publicly misogynist incidents on Yale's campus as well as private experiences of sexual assault. The University's allegedly inadequate response to both types of behavior, they argued, created a hostile environment for women at Yale.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:34 PM on Apr. 29, 2011
I can only speak for public universities- so many schools have been hit hard by the economics of education vs athletics- so many schools no longer have division teams but have converted to club sports (although scholarships are still currently being honored). I think there should be one sport's fund-if there are more male athletes so be it. Qualified males should not be denied and females "rounded" up, in an effort to balance the #s.
For example, Cal , the #1 rugby team and program in the US, is now a club sport- Same with the basebal team-
Answer by Sisteract at 8:55 PM on Apr. 29, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 10:03 AM on Apr. 30, 2011
Next question overall
Do you remember the "other women" in your life on mother's day?