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  • Rolling Stone UVA RAPE story is identical to Senate testimony held on June 26 2014

    One of the student survivors I worked with, Jenna*, was gang-raped by five fraternity men early in her freshman year. Despite the severity of the assault and injuries she sustained, Jenna still experienced a feeling of personal responsibility. Looking for affirmation, she sought out peers and told her story. Sadly, each and every one of the friends she reached out to responded with varying denials of her experience; these responses worsened her feelings of self-blame – that she must be confused because that fraternity “is full of great guys”; that she must have made them think she was “down for...
  • EmilyRenda Discusses Jackie’s Fake Rape at Senate Hearing To End Due Process Rights

    The young woman who introduced Jackie Coakley to journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely used Jackie’s story to push a federal law eroding due process for men on college campuses. Emily Renda, a 2011 sociology major who wrote on Title IX and the campus rape myth for her college thesis, testified before a U.S. senate panel earlier this year. Here’s what she said in June.
  • Here’s Another Reason to Hate Title IX

    10/13/2014 1:10:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies ^ | October 13, 2014 | Casey Given
    Due process advocates have been up in arms over the past few months as California passed the first statewide “affirmative consent” law in the nation. According to the freshly signed SB 967, all college campuses accepting financial aid in the Golden State must enforce a high standard of establishing sexual consent in student disciplinary hearings, requiring both parties in question to vocalize their approval before engaging in sexual acts.While an array of concerns have been raised about the legal ramifications of this law, one important question has been left out of the discussion almost entirely — why are rape cases...
  • Women are knocking on baseball's door

    05/10/2011 11:30:41 AM PDT · by Retired Greyhound · 48 replies
    Justine Siegal was a pioneer long before she pitched batting practice to six major league teams in spring training this year. Two years ago she became the first woman to coach first base for a men's professional team, the Brockton (Mass.) Rox in the independent Canadian American Association. And she spent three seasons as an assistant baseball coach at Springfield (Mass.) College until resigning last year to pursue a doctorate.
  • Must Liberals Ruin Our Sports, Too?

    12/06/2010 12:29:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | December 6, 2010 | Douglas Mackinnon
    For those of us who believe in traditional values, the rule-of-law, secure borders, smaller government, and lower taxes, it’s become slim pickings when it comes to the entertainment, news, education, and information spaces. As a conservative who believes in the free exchange of ideas and who is anxious to hear reasoned and well articulated arguments from the left, I have watched in sadness and dismay as liberal group-think has systematically forced out conservative thought in movies, television, commercials, CDs, book publishing, the work place, colleges, universities, high schools, and even pre-school. Facing this informational and educational tidal wave of bias,...
  • Appeals Court: Women Wrestlers Can Sue UC Davis [Management by Judiciary]

    02/08/2010 1:33:00 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 669+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 08, 2010
    Appeals Court: Women Wrestlers Can Sue UC Davis The Associated Press Feb. 8, 2010 SAN FRANCISCO -- An appeals court says it appears that the University of California, Davis violated federal law meant to promote gender equity in college athletics when it eliminated its women's wrestling program. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a lawsuit Monday filed by three female wrestlers. The women were told in 2000 that they'd have to compete against men, then were cut from the varsity team. The plaintiffs accuse the university of violating Title IX, the federal law that requires schools to offer...
  • Title lX: How a Good Law Went Terribly Wrong

    06/27/2014 6:00:16 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 37 replies
    Time ^ | June 23, 2014 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    A weary wrestling coach once lamented that his sport had survived the Fall of Rome, only to be vanquished by Title IX. How did an honorable equity law turn into a scorched-earth campaign against men’s sports? This week is the 42nd anniversary of this famous piece of federal legislation so it’s an ideal time to consider what went wrong and how to set it right. MORE Historically Black Colleges Are Becoming More White Report: California Colleges Must Do More to Combat Sexual Violence Friday's Top 6 News Stories NBC News What Happened When One Woman Had Her Picture Photoshopped In...
  • The White House Joins the War on Men (at college)

    04/30/2014 8:33:26 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    Minding the Campus ^ | April 29, 2014 | KC Johnson
    Two new documents out from the White House--the Vice President's task force recommendations and a question and answer document from the OCR--continue the assault on due process at the expense of males accused of rape or sexual assault on campus. The administration tips its hand quickly with a telltale verbal switch--referring to complainants as "survivors," rather than as accusers. This language, which assumes guilt and the fact of a sexual offense before any hearing, is the terminology of hardline feminists who have the ear of this administration and have made it clear that they want more guilty findings. Yet what...
  • Christian college slapped with Title IX claim for denying transgender female room

    04/08/2014 9:47:55 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/08/2014 | Eric Owens
    The George Fox campus only has single-sex dorms. Officials at the Christian school previously turned down Jayce’s request to live in an all-male dormitory. Last week, they chose not to hear an appeal. The complaint, filed by attorney and transgender activist Paul Southwick, leaves Jayce’s current genitalia situation very ambiguous but takes pains to indicate that “Jayce presents as a male and only goes by male pronouns such as he, his, him etc.”
  • Cuban: NFL issues go beyond TV

    03/25/2014 4:55:23 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 32 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 25, 2014 | Tim MacMahon
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban elaborated on his controversial opinion that the NFL "is 10 years away from an implosion" in a 1,585-word Facebook post published Monday night, upping the ante to include player safety and behavioral issues as additional threats to pro football's future. Cuban's comments about the NFL on Sunday night focused on what he perceives as "greed" by the country's most popular sports league. He contended that the oversaturation of the NFL's expanding television package would eventually turn off fans. That subject was the third of five points in Cuban's Facebook post to explain his prediction for...
  • 'Why Have a Hearing? Just Expel Him' (Dartmouth College)

    02/15/2014 11:33:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Minding the Campus ^ | February 13, 2014 | KC Johnson
    "Why could we not expel a student based on an allegation?" That astonishing question was posed at a conference on how colleges respond to sexual assault issues by Amanda Childress, Sexual Assault Awareness Program coordinator at Dartmouth. According to Inside Higher Ed, Childress continued: "It seems to me that we value fair and equitable processes more than we value the safety of our students. And higher education is not a right. Safety is a right. Higher education is a privilege." Give Childress credit for candor--even the campus spokespersons for increasing the number of guilty findings in campus tribunals usually aren't...
  • Outrage: Student Who Raped at US College (BHO's Alma Mater) Punished by Writing 5-Page Book Report

    04/20/2013 1:08:18 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 20 April 2013 | James Daniel
    Outrage as student who raped at US college was punished by being made to write five-page book report 37 Women filed a complaint against Occidental College saying officials mishandled their reports of rape or sexual abuse while students on the campus Women say the exclusive college is indifferent to rape victims and hands out 'light' punishments to perpetrators The school says it has implemented reforms and is calling in consultants Sex crimes at a prestigious Los Angeles school, including rapes and sexual assaults were covered up and not taken seriously by the college's staff. On one occasion a student who...
  • Central Michigan adds women's golf, lacrosse to aid sex equity (10 to 6, the new equity)

    12/08/2012 8:54:20 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    AP ^ | December 06, 2012
    MOUNT PLEASANT (AP) — Central Michigan University has decided to add two women's sports, saying it's an effort to strengthen sexual equality in athletics. The Mount Pleasant school's trustees voted Thursday to add women's golf in 2014-15 and women's lacrosse in 2015-16.
  • Jenny Moshak, Heather Mason file discrimination lawsuit against Tennessee ("a testosterone wall")

    10/12/2012 7:50:13 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 5 replies
    Go Vols Xtra ^ | October 12, 2012 | Dan Fleser
    Two University of Tennessee athletic department employees and a former employee of the women's athletic department have filed a lawsuit against the university in U.S. District Court, alleging discrimination and retaliation. Jenny Moshak, the associate director of sports medicine for women's basketball, and Heather Mason, the associate strength and conditioning coach for women's basketball and soccer, are the two UT employees behind the complaint. The third plaintiff is the lone male in the suit — Collin Schlosser, a former Lady Vols associate director for strength and conditioning who was laid off in April. The suit, which was filed Thursday by...
  • Title IX History Restored

    07/25/2012 10:45:14 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 25, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The National School Boards Association misses some inconvenient information—like the history of women’s sports before the law was passed. In its magazine, American School, the NSBA gives a helpful timeline starting with 1972 in which it notes that in that year: “Tennis star Billie Jean King is named Sports Illustrated’s first Sportswoman of the Year; “294,000 female athletes are participating in sports at the high school level. (Source: American Association of University Women)”; and “Title IX of the Education Amendments is passed by Congress and signed into law by Richard Nixon.” For openers, with all due respect to Ms. King,...
  • Why Obama administration shouldn't use Title IX to balance math classes

    07/15/2012 4:09:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 15, 2012 | Kyle Smith
    It was a 1992 Barbie doll who accurately reminded us, “Math class is tough!” So hard that even a man with two Ivy League degrees, President Obama, is stumbling over the basics. The president seems to think that women can hold half the places in some fields of study — and a majority in the rest.
  • Title IX for Thee but Not for a He

    05/15/2012 11:43:45 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 15 May 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    You would think that after decades of Title IX enforcement, sex discrimination in school sports would be a thing of the past. But this isn’t the case in Suffolk County, New York, where a skilled student-athlete is being denied the right to compete in sports based solely on sex. The child is 13-year-old Keeling Pilaro, who for the last two years has been a member of Southampton High School girls’ field hockey team. He tried out for it and was allowed to play because there are no boys’ field hockey teams anywhere in the county. So what’s the problem now?...
  • Danger in every direction: for colleges, sex assault cases a legal minefield

    04/27/2012 7:32:31 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Star-Tribune ^ | April 21, 2012 | Justin Pope
    A closed- door encounter between two college acquaintances. Both have been drinking. One says she was raped; the other insists it was consensual. There are no other witnesses. It's a common scenario in college sexual assault cases, and a potential nightmare to resolve. But under the 40-year-old federal gender equity law Title IX — and guidance handed down last year by the Obama administration on how to apply it — colleges can't just turn such cases over to criminal prosecutors, who often won't touch them anyway. Instead, they must investigate, and in campus proceedings do their best to balance the...
  • President Obama: Title IX made society 'more equal'

    03/26/2012 1:42:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies · 35+ views
    Politico ^ | March 26, 2012 | Donovan Slack
    President Barack Obama said he believes the 40-year-old law prohibiting discrimination against women in educational sports programs has "helped to make our society more equal generally." Obama, in an ESPN interview marking the anniversary of the passage of Title IX, said the law has spurred more coverage of women's sports by the media and more acceptance in general. "I am a huge believer that sports ends up being good for kids, and especially good for girls. It gives them confidence, it gives them a sense of what it means to compete. Studies show that girls who are involved in athletics...
  • Boys may be facing field hockey limits

    04/28/2011 7:40:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 28, 2011 | Bob Holmes
    FRANKLIN — The MIAA Field Hockey Committee voted, 12-0, yesterday in favor of a rule change that will limit the role of boys in a girls’ sport. Saying, “I’m sick of boys dominating the game,’’ Gloucester field hockey coach and athletic director Kim Patience was one of many committee voices in support of limiting what boys may do in the sport. The three-part rule, which could go into effect this fall if adopted by the Board of Directors at its June 9 meeting, says:
  • College Teams, Relying on Deception, Undermine Gender Equity

    04/26/2011 6:08:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 25, 2011 | KATIE THOMAS
    Ever since Congress passed the federal gender-equity law known as Title IX, universities have opened their gyms and athletic fields to millions of women who previously did not have chances to play. But as women have surged into a majority on campus in recent years, many institutions have resorted to subterfuge to make it look as if they are offering more spots to women. At the University of South Florida, more than half of the 71 women on the cross-country roster failed to run a race in 2009. Asked about it, a few laughed and said they did not know...
  • Sarah Palin Says “It’s Time A Woman Became President of the United States”

    03/19/2011 10:18:33 AM PDT · by unseen1 · 310 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 3/19/2011 | Jim Hoft
    Sarah Palin is the first Republican leader to speak at the event in New Delhi. Sarah was invited to speak on her Vision for America. Today’s tea party is a strong and vibrant movement in the US. The former VP candidate is emphasizing energy challenges. “We all face energy challenges in the international arena.” ENERGY is the key. My vision for a free and prosperous America involves an emphasis on energy. On green energy– I am in favor of an “all of the above approach” to energy. Unfortunately, though some have stymied responsible drilling. It means we continue to transfer...
  • Cal baseball shut out by the nanny state

    02/18/2011 5:44:44 PM PST · by JoeA · 7 replies San Francisco ^ | 2/18/2011 | Joe Alfieri
    Political correctness and government regulation has done what scandals, strikes and a world war could not do: it has shut down baseball, the eternal game. When the California Golden Bears next take the field to begin their season, they start what may be the last of 120 historic years on the diamond. UC Berkeley’s baseball team, ranked among the top 20 in the nation by the magazine Baseball America, has fallen victim to political correctness, axed by the implementation of Title IX. That section of the U.S. Code, the Education Amendments of 1972, passed under the Nixon administration, says that:...
  • Ronald Reagan veto overridden, March 22, 1988 (RWR tried to kill Title IX)

    02/01/2011 2:55:11 PM PST · by pissant · 10 replies
    Politco ^ | 3/22/10 | Andrew Glass
    On this day in 1988, the House, following the Senate’s lead, overrode President Ronald Reagan’s veto of the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987. The legislation was grounded in Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which banned discrimination on the basis of gender. Beefed up on June 23, 1972, by the so-called Education Amendments, it read, “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. ...” In a 1985...
  • No Thanks to Title IX

    11/29/2010 2:55:20 PM PST · by FTJM · 90 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/29/10 | Carrie Lukas
    Sarah Palin’s new book will be picked over for anything that could start a controversy, which is why even this throwaway line from a pre-released excerpt is worth addressing: I also consider myself a grateful beneficiary of the movement for female equality, particularly Title IX, the federal law that mandates equal opportunity for women in high school and college sports. Certainly all American women should feel grateful for the work of suffragettes and other feminist trailblazers, but Title IX is more than a legislative milestone in the push for women’s equality. It’s an example of how innocent-sounding initiatives advanced in...
  • Cal eliminates baseball; rugby loses varsity status (Thank you Title X)

    09/28/2010 4:09:56 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 23 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 9/28/2010 | John Crumpacker
    Baseball and three other varsity sports teams are being eliminated and men's rugby is being reassigned to "varsity club" status by Cal as part of moves that will save the athletic department $4 million. In a 2:30 p.m. news conference today on the Berkeley campus, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and athletic director Sandy Barbour will jointly announce that men's and women's gymnastics and lacrosse (women) will also be cut, leaving Cal with 22 varsity sports. [...] Men's rugby, the most successful sports team in school history with 25 national championships since 1980, received special consideration by the highest levels of the...
  • Big man shortage on campus

    06/19/2010 7:32:48 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 40 replies · 862+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2010 | Charlotte Allen
    It's well-known that there's a severe gender imbalance in undergraduate college populations: About 57 percent of undergrads these days are female and just 43 percent male, the culmination of a trend in which significantly fewer young men than young women either graduate from high school or enroll in college. It's also well-known - at least among college admissions officers - that many private institutions have tried to close the gender gap by quietly relaxing admissions standards for males, essentially practicing affirmative action for young men. What they're doing is perfectly legal, even under Title IX, the 1972 federal law that...
  • No Tackling, but a Girls’ Sport Takes Some Hits

    05/15/2010 2:00:53 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies · 890+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 15, 2010 | Katie Thomas
    Flag football, long relegated to family picnics and gym class, has quietly become one of the fastest-growing varsity sports for high school girls in Florida. A decade after it was introduced, nearly 5,000 girls play statewide — a welcome development in a state that, like others, has struggled to close the gender gap in high school athletics. But rather than applaud the new opportunities, some women’s sports advocates call it a dead-end activity. Flag football is played only at the club and intramural level in colleges, and unless one counts the Lingerie Football League, no professional outlets exist. Alaska is...
  • Biden Goes to Bat for ‘Equal Opportunity in Athletics’

    04/21/2010 7:40:49 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 13 replies · 431+ views
    CNS News ^ | April 21, 2010 | Penny Starr
    Vice President Joe Biden, speaking Tuesday at George Washington University in Washington, announced that the Obama administration will be tougher than the Bush administration was in making sure that schools comply with the requirements for Title IX funding. Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1965 prohibits schools that receive federal funds from discriminating against women in educational and athletic programs. It is credited with increasing the number of female sports teams and female athletes on college campuses. Biden said the change helps women. "Making Title IX as strong as possible is a no-brainer," Biden said. "What we’re doing...
  • Title IX & Sexual Harassment

    03/05/2010 8:14:02 AM PST · by bs9021 · 175+ views
    American Journalism Center ^ | March 6, 2010 | Sheila Archambault
    Title IX & Sexual Harassment Sheila Archambault, March 5, 2010 Most commonly known for its athletic gender equity requirements, Title IX is becoming extremely relevant in sexual misconduct law suits on college campuses across the country, a paper by a law firm focusing on higher education said. In sexual misconduct cases, it is apparent “that we are in ‘Three Little Bears’ territory … we cannot be too hot or too cold, or the courts will rapidly remind us we are off course. We have to be just right,” said a paper entitled, Gamechangers: Reshaping Campus Sexual Misconduct Through Litigation, by...
  • National Academy of Title IX

    11/20/2009 9:16:00 AM PST · by bs9021 · 283+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | November 20, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    National Academy of Title IX Malcolm A. Kline, November 20, 2009 As we’ve reported over and over again, no matter how unscientific their data, elites continue to insist that women are underrepresented in the sciences. Now, the national Academy of Sciences is publishing a whole reading list sure to tilt the playing field even further towards regulators idea of a Title IX utopia. NAS is even throwing in finger puppets of Marie Curie and George Washington Carver, two scientists who managed to achieve all that they did without the aid of the divisive rules. Among the titles that NAS is...
  • Title IX Expansions

    11/20/2009 9:05:46 AM PST · by bs9021 · 4 replies · 406+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 20, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Title IX Expansions Bethany Stotts, November 20, 2009 During a November 10 press call on “Women Scientists and American Competitiveness,” speakers suggested that Title IX should be used to focus on “educational equity” and not just athletic equity. One speaker stressed, in particular, the importance of reaching out to federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Department of Energy (DOE) for additional grant money. (Predoctoral women received 63% of the NIH’s awards in 2007, but only 25% of “competitive faculty grants” that same year, reports...
  • Great! Let's let America fall even further behind in science and engineering, shall we?

    04/16/2009 12:25:28 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 10 replies · 489+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | April 16, 2009 | Stephanie Gutman
    The Obarmy Bunch have backed off some of their more...ahem...ambitious social engineering schemes. (They now say, for instance, that, for the time being at least, they're going to stick with Don't Ask/Don't Tell, the gays-in-the-military policy that works about as well as any imperfect military personnel policy can.) So I'm not going into full panic attack mode just yet. However, when I read in the New York Post yesterday that O'Barmy has just sent a letter to womens' groups telling them that he is musing about applying Title IX, the law that requires universities to give equal funding to men's...
  • Title IX in Science and Engineering

    04/16/2009 8:41:27 AM PDT · by mattstat · 14 replies · 640+ views
    Your university’s science and engineering programs might be “Titled nined” if Those That Care have their way. Title IX, or the “Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act”, is one of those government programs that sounds like a good idea to busybodies: mandate diversity in college sports so that just as many females as males play. It turns out, in our horrible past, some universities that received federal funding had more males engaged in sports than females. This led to ill feelings on the part of some females who wanted to join intermural competition but found that football was...
  • A Threat in Title IX

    04/14/2009 7:23:59 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies · 682+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 14, 2009 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    What's good for women's basketball will be good for nuclear physics. To most Americans, that statement will sound odd. To President Obama, it apparently does not. In an October letter to women's advocacy groups, he declared that Title IX, the law that requires universities to give equal funding to men's and women's athletics, had made "an enormous impact on women's opportunities and participation in sports." If pursued with "necessary attention and enforcement," the same law could make "similar, striking advances" for women in science and engineering. That campaign pledge is hardening into policy, which ought to give people pause. In...
  • Snowe introduces bill to strengthen Title IX [Snowe+Democrats]

    03/13/2009 11:46:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 586+ views
    The Daily News, Bangor, Me. ^ | 2009-03-03 | Drew Fitzgerald
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, said she aims to draw more girls to high school sports by making schools report the gender breakdown of their athletic programs and making that information available online. In legislation proposed recently, high schools would collect information on the gender and ethnicity of participants in school-sponsored athletic programs, including the number of practices, games and playoff appearances each team makes. Information on each school would be posted on the Department of Education’s Web site. “While we’ve made tremendous progress in ensuring gender equity, students and parents can’t see whether the law is being followed...
  • Title IXing Science, UT-Austin Style

    11/07/2008 9:07:08 AM PST · by bs9021 · 7 replies · 444+ views
    Campus Report ^ | November 7, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    Title IXing Science, UT-Austin Style by: Bethany Stotts, November 07, 2008 As Accuracy in Academia’s executive director Malcolm Kline outlined in a recent article, proponents of Title IX have adopted the feminization of engineering programs as one of their key goals. Moreover, at a recent conference at St. Vincent College, Kline said that “At least one scholar even speaks openly of applying Title IX to scientific professions.” Gretchen Ritter of the University of Texas at Austin told a congressional committee in 2007 that “To support equal academic opportunities for these young women, we ought to use the leverage of federal...
  • Judge: University of Oregon OK to end men's wrestling program

    10/28/2008 12:21:05 PM PDT · by jasonmyos · 18 replies · 769+ views
    Legal Newsline ^ | 10/28/2008
    SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) -The University of Oregon was within its rights to jettison its men's wrestling program, a state judge ruled Tuesday. Marion County Circuit Judge Lynn Ashcroft upheld the university's decision to scuttle its intercollegiate wrestling program, saying the school can chose what programs it offers.
  • Palin Displays Her Feminist Side

    10/21/2008 7:23:11 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 73 replies · 1,863+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 21, 2008 | Juliet Eilperin
    HENDERSON, Nev. -- Extolling the virtues of equal pay and opportunity for women, this afternoon GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin framed her White House quest in terms of feminist values. "I have a question for the women in the audience," the Alaska governor began her speech here at the Henderson Pavillion, underneath an arching white tent. "Are you willing to break the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America?" Palin surrounded herself onstage with two higher-profile defectors from Sen. Hillary Clinton's camp -- Lynn Rothschild, a member of the Democratic Platform Committee, and Elaine Lafferty, a former editor-in-chief of Ms....
  • Clinton backers by her side, Palin makes pitch to women voters

    10/21/2008 6:52:33 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 8 replies · 844+ views
    October 21, 2008 ^ | Peter Hamby
    HENDERSON, Nevada (CNN) — Flanked by a quintet of former Hillary Clinton supporters, Sarah Palin on Tuesday made her most direct appeal to female voters since kicking off her vice presidential campaign in August. "Our opponents think that they have the women's vote all locked up, which is a little presumptuous," Palin said. "Little presumptuous, since only our side has a woman on the ticket… "You've got to ask yourself, why was Senator Hillary Clinton not even vetted by the Obama campaign? Why did it take 24 years, an entire generation from the time Geraldine Ferraro made her pioneering bid,...
  • Girls Gone Wild Again

    10/21/2008 10:49:14 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 11 replies · 973+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 21, 2008 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Girls Gone Wild Again by: Malcolm A. Kline, October 21, 2008 Latrobe, Pa.—The federal government’s Title IX regulations have led colleges to eliminate popular men’s sports teams and add moribund women’s athletic franchises in order to prove gender neutrality in athletics. The number of male athletes on campus has, correspondingly, decreased over the past two decades while the number of women on collegiate playing fields rose, according to the U. S. Government Accountability Office. Meanwhile, high school sports remains the one extracurricular activity in which men are more likely to participate than women, Allison Kasic and Kimberly Schuld of the...
  • Palin unscripted

    09/20/2008 6:01:01 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies · 216+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 18, 2008 | Michael Cooper
    In his introduction, Mr. McCain said: “By the way: you may figure out from time to time Sarah and I don’t agree on every issue. What do you expect of two mavericks? To agree on everything?’’ And she bore him out on that a couple of times – once [on drilling in ANWR], and again when she suggested that they would be open to pushing for legislation on equality for women in the workforce, which sounded vaguely reminiscent of the equal pay for women bill that he opposed recently. That came up when a woman who identified herself as a...
  • Title IX Tied Our Hands At the Olympics (How the law causes college sports programs to deteriorate)

    08/26/2008 7:45:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 237+ views
    Townhall ^ | August 26, 2008 | Phyllis Schafly
    The Olympics demonstrated again what competition, hard work and determination can produce, as numerous world records were shattered. American swimmer Michael Phelps and gymnast Nastia Liukin gave us much to cheer. But U.S. athletes won in spite of Title IX regulations, which impose gender quotas on sports for institutions that receive any federal money. Title IX has crippled our national competitiveness. Title IX regulations have forced educational institutions to eliminate men's teams until the number of men and women on sports teams is the same ratio as the number of men and women enrolled in academic classes. In the numerous...
  • A New Frontier for Title IX: Science

    07/15/2008 7:59:55 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 26 replies · 75+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 15, 2008 | By JOHN TIERNEY
    A New Frontier for Title IX: Science Until recently, the impact of Title IX, the law forbidding sexual discrimination in education, has been limited mostly to sports. But now, under pressure from Congress, some federal agencies have quietly picked a new target: science. --snip-- “Colleges already practice affirmative action for women in science, but now they’ll be so intimidated by the Title IX legal hammer that they may institute quota systems,” Dr. Sommers said. “In sports, they had to eliminate a lot of male teams to achieve Title IX parity. It’ll be devastating to American science if every male-dominated field...
  • A New Frontier for Title IX: Science

    07/15/2008 6:05:31 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 115+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 15, 2008 | John Tierney
    Until recently, the impact of Title IX, the law forbidding sexual discrimination in education, has been limited mostly to sports. But now, under pressure from Congress, some federal agencies have quietly picked a new target: science. The National Science Foundation, NASA and the Department of Energy have set up programs to look for sexual discrimination at universities receiving federal grants. Investigators have been taking inventories of lab space and interviewing faculty members and students in physics and engineering departments at schools like Columbia, the University of Wisconsin, M.I.T. and the University of Maryland. So far, these Title IX compliance reviews...
  • Fore Left! ESPN Drags Title IX, ERA Into Report on Golfer Ochoa

    04/21/2008 3:06:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies · 84+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Cindy Brunson's report on Lorena Ochoa's winning streak wasn't a mere double-bogey. Think of it as a shank into the lake, or better yet, that most inept stroke of all: a total whiff. Apparently desperate for a feminist angle on Ochoa's success, the ESPN News anchor decided to drag Title IX and the ERA into her account. Ochoa's victory at the Ginn Open was her fourth LPGA win in a row. Here's how Brunson reported it during the 5 AM ET edition of ESPN News: CINDY BRUNSON: It's been 45 years since we've seen someone on the LPGA Tour win...
  • The Fairness Doctrine Lives (for NCAA Sports Events)

    03/30/2008 9:34:39 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 48 replies · 1,010+ views
    Has anyone taken a look at the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournement Telecasts? I'm not really interested in the games themselves but I am interested in the politics. Yesterday I was watching the UVa lacrosse game on ESPN2 and switched over to ESPN during a commercial. There was one of of the women's basketball games on. It looked to me like there were about 450 people in the stands, including mothers and bestfriends. The game that's on now (ODU-UCONN) has a little bit bigger "crowd"; maybe 1000. Obviously there is little interest in these games but ESPN is producing them and...
  • The real assault on science

    03/11/2008 11:33:09 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 18 replies · 894+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10 Mar 2008 | Vox Day
    The bizarre propositions of equalitarianism always sound harmless and amusing at first because they are so absurd. What the rational observer often fails to understand, however, is that these propositions don't sound the least bit absurd to the equalitarian proponent because the average equalitarian is fundamentally an intellectual cave-dweller with no more interest in reason or capacity for logical thought than a hungry kitten. The idea of biology classes being taught by lesbian professors who believe that heterosexual procreation is a myth or calculus courses being taught by women who can't do long division may sound impossible today, but tell...
  • HBCUs Fail Title IX

    03/03/2008 6:13:13 AM PST · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 84+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 29, 2008 | Don Irvine
    HBCUs Fail Title IX by: Don Irvine, February 29, 2008 Compliance with Title IX which can even be a struggle for some of the larger colleges and universities in the country is a particular problem for the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) according to a new study released this week by the College Sports Council. According to the study there are nearly 212,000 students enrolled at the nation’s HBCUs with 61% being female, meaning that on the average, to comply with Title IX, 61% of all the athletes at these schools should be female. When applying the proportionality...
  • Title IX Termagants

    02/08/2008 7:32:44 AM PST · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 90+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 8, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Title IX Termagants by: Malcolm A. Kline, February 08, 2008 Not content to merely disrupt college sports with federal Title IX rules that mandate parity between men’s and women’s sports whether the ladies want to play or not, feminists are trying to feminize science, even if women do not want to pursue it as a career. As I pointed out in an article in The American Enterprise magazine back in 2005, the National Science Foundation gives grants to female engineering students far in excess of the percentage of the profession, or for that matter the student body in the field...