Title IX

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A lasting legacy

In 1972 Title IX, a portion of the Educational Amendments that bans sex discrimination in schools, whether in sports or academics, was passed into law….

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Title IX – “Fair” turned foul

Since its inception in 1972, Title IX has been an adamantly debated topic in the gender equality discussions involving collegiate athletics. Although its creators’ intentions were to require schools that receive federal funds to provide women with an equal opportunity to compete in athletics, it currently disenfranchises male athletics at City College.

This legislation has spurred the growth of female athletes in sports, and even academic success in women, which is clearly a benefit to society. The same research, however, shows a severely negative impact on men’s athletics. Much like human biorhythms and talking to plants, it is time to rethink another idea from the ’70s, because the statistics involving the loss of male teams is distressing.

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Missing men’s soccer team

City College has 18 athletic teams, ranging from men’s wrestling to women’s golf. Still, there’s one exception to the list. There’s no male soccer team…