Title IX exponentially increased opportunities for women in sports by ensuring equitable participation, treatment and benefits and college scholarship. However, girls of color still face an unequal playing field.
In light of new rules to roll back Title IX protections in schools, U.S. senators and state attorneys general challenge Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration to rescind the changes.
“Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration are dead set on making schools more dangerous for everyone.”
Betsy DeVos’s new Title IX regulations make it much harder to discipline students accused of sexual misconduct than those accused of other much lesser serious infractions, such as plagiarism or substance abuse on campus. They have been described as “the antithesis of what Title IX was intended to do.” And they’re being taken to court.
The University of Michigan Diag is more crowded than usual lately—because student activism against sexual violence is coming to a head.
Educational institutions have a responsibility to provide safe, equitable spaces where all students can learn and thrive on equal terms. The ruling in Gruver vs. LSU affirms that schools cannot shirk this duty.
Female athletes are still battling for pay equality. But amidst today’s cries for #EqualPay, here’s how we won the battle for female representation in sports. We look back at the progress female athletes made, thanks to Title IX and the lessons we can learn to use in the current fight for equal pay.
It’s my favorite time of the year: NCAA women’s basketball tournament season, not to be confused with March Madness. That moniker belongs only to the men’s playoff. The women’s tournament doesn’t have a spiffy name, or televised coverage of games in their entirety.
As the parent of a high school sexual assault survivor, I’ve seen how pervasive sexual harassment and assault in our K-12 schools can shake entire communities. That’s why I’m sounding the alarm about the Trump administration’s attempt to roll back Title IX guidelines for sexual misconduct.
A new misconduct policy at University of Michigan requires survivors of sexual violence to be cross-examined by their alleged attackers—or face the dismissal of their complaint.
As a schoolgirl, Bernice Sandler objected to the way girls were excluded from the class activities the boys did. She told her mother that she was going to “change the world”—and she did.