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  • How Gender Confusion will Raise the Bar for Title IX

    06/15/2016 11:29:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | June 15, 2016 | Lee Culpepper
    For high school girls across the country, the competition for college-athletic scholarships is on the verge of ascending to a whole new level. The 44th anniversary of Title IX is less than two weeks away, but recent events suggest that the face of female athletics is changing forever. A totally new caliber of athletic prowess is being invented for women’s sports, and ordinary women simply won’t have enough equality to compete. To the surprise of no mentally stable person ever, women like Bruce Jenner will prove virtually impossible to beat when it comes to antiquated women competing against them for...
  • Will Further Perversions of Title IX Ruin Womens Athletics?

    06/04/2016 7:07:06 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 72 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 6/3/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Quick (no web searching!), who was the 2016 NCAA Division I women's basketball champion? (Don't tell me that your office didn't do a womens NCAA tournament bracket contest!) Okay, given that they've (UConn) won it four times in-a-row, that's too easy. Let's try again: Who was the last (2015) WNBA champion? (Hint: They've won it four of the last five seasons.) Don't feel bad, I didnt know either, and twice in their recent five-year championship run they defeated the team from my home state in the championship series. Even better: Can you name five WNBA teams? How about five WNBA...
  • Conservatives outraged over Obama transgender directive to public schools [Genesis 19]

    05/13/2016 9:35:37 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/13/2016 | Staff
    The Obama administration's directive Friday that every public school provide transgender access -- or face the loss of federal funds -- drew swift and strong condemnation from conservatives, with one public official blasting it as presidential "blackmail." The administrations directive -- citing Title IX in telling schools to give transgender students access to all activities and facilities consistent with their gender identity -- effectively touched off a national debate that could well extend into the next president's term and reverberate through the courts. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, speaking to reporters Friday, said his state "will not yield to blackmail...
  • Transgender Activism Has Produced a Legal Absurdity

    05/10/2016 4:51:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | May 10, 2016 | Ed Whelan
    In a 21 panel ruling in mid April, a federal appellate court decided (or at least seemed to think that it decided) that G.G., a girl who identifies herself as male, has a legal right to use the boys restrooms at her high school in rural Gloucester County, Va. In so doing, the panels majority, consisting of two appointees of President Obama, kowtowed to the Obama administrations radical claim that federal law requires any college or school that receives federal funding to make its single-sex restrooms, locker rooms, showers, housing, and sports teams available to transgender students consistent with their...
  • Beach Volleyball Rises in Shifting Sands of College Sports

    05/06/2016 6:09:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | MARC TRACY
    We wouldnt be here if they hadnt started it, the senior Alexis Townsend said. What she meant is that when Georgia State created a football team in 2010, that put an immediate strain on athletic department finances but also required a rebalancing to comply with Title IX, the federal law mandating gender equity in higher education. A result was that Georgia State dropped its mens cross-country and track and field programs, and added one in the nascent womens sport of beach volleyball.
  • Education Dept. Releases 'Shame List' of Faith-Based Colleges Seeking Title IX Exemption

    05/01/2016 1:39:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies ^ | April 30, 2016 | Anugrah Kumar
    The U.S. Department of Education published Friday a list of faith-based colleges and universities that requested and were granted a religious exemption from Title IX. LGBT activist groups have been calling on the government to publish the list as part of a shaming campaign called the "Shame List" to pressure Christian colleges to consent to their agenda. The document reveals that an increasing number of colleges are seeking exemptions, and that evangelical Wheaton College is not on the list. As of April 1, as many as 232 colleges have obtained exemption from Title IX while 31 requests are pending, according...
  • The Dr. Jekyll To Mr. Hyde Transformation Of Title IX

    04/29/2016 8:21:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 29, 2016 | George Leef
    ... Title IX has now become a juggernaut in the words of NYU law professor Richard Epstein. He explains in this Hoover Institution article that extremely zealous bureaucrats have abused the law (specifically, the Administrative Procedure Act) to impose their own ideas of what the language be subjected to discrimination means. They have managed to turn it into a justification for federal intervention into every aspect of college life that somehow involves sex. Epstein highlights the amazing case of Colorado State Pueblo student Grant Neal, who was suspended by the school after a consensual sexual relationship. The woman who...
  • Court overturns VA school's transgender bathroom rule

    04/20/2016 7:35:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies ^ | April 20, 2016 | wowk
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A Virginia high school discriminated against a transgender teen by forbidding him from using the boys' restroom, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a case that could have implications for a North Carolina law that critics say discriminates against LGBT people. The case of Gavin Grimm has been especially closely watched since North Carolina enacted a law last month that bans transgender people from using public restrooms that correspond to their gender identity. That law also bans cities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances, a response to an ordinance recently passed in Charlotte. In the Virginia case,...
  • Women's basketball coach fired after suspending two players for dating

    03/28/2016 10:20:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    The Sporting News ^ | March 27, 2016
    Earlier this season, Prairie View A&M women's basketball coach Dawn Brown suspended two players on her team because they were dating. This week, the university announced Brown would not return next season. Brown told USA Today Sports the university told her she was fired because she violated Title IX by discriminating against the players, even though Brown says the school's own Title IX administrator approved the players' suspension.
  • Emma Sulkowiczs Accused Rapist Had His Lawsuit Against Columbia Dismissed

    03/13/2016 10:52:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 13, 2016
    On Friday, Paul Nungesser, the alleged rapist of Mattress Girl Emma Sulkowicz, had his discrimination lawsuit against Columbia University dismissed. In 2014, Emma Sulkowicz launched her art-protest piece Carry That Weight, in which she carried her mattress with her everywhere (including to commencement), as a condemnation of Columbia's handling of her rape complaint. Though the University cleared him of wrongdoing and allowed him to continue with school, Nungesser's name was eventually made public. Last year, he filed a discrimination suit against the school under Title IX (the statute under which victims of sexual assault often bring their claims). In the...
  • Protesting Melissa Click

    02/29/2016 10:54:10 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 23, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Melissa Click, an assistant mass media communications professor at the University of Missouri, is currently suspended for assaulting a student journalist during a protest and calling for "muscle" to push the journalist out of the way. But, this was not the first incident involving the professor and the profession of free speech. Let's take a look at what has happened the past four months regarding Professor Click: On November 9, 2015, Click called for "muscle" at a protest on the college campus, which was caught on video and went viral. She resigned from a courtesy position in the...
  • Lawsuit alleges Tennessee has 'hostile sexual environment' (University of Tennessee)

    02/09/2016 6:19:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2016 7:08 PM EST | Steve Megargee
    A lawsuit filed by a group of women alleges that the University of Tennessee has violated Title IX regulations and created a "hostile sexual environment" through a policy of indifference toward assaults by student-athletes. The federal suit filed Tuesday in Nashville states Tennessee's policies made students more vulnerable to sexual assault and says that the school had a "clearly unreasonable response" after incidents that caused the women making complaints to endure additional harassment. The suit also states the university interfered with the disciplinary process to favor male athletes. [...] The suit was filed by David Randolph Smith, a lawyer representing...
  • University officials agree to rip up Constitution in undercover VIDEO

    11/09/2015 7:32:46 AM PST · by · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Conservatives have long accused academics of shredding the Constitution, figuratively speaking, but a Project Veritas sting operation recently caught them doing it literally. Undercover video released last week showed administrators at Yale, Cornell, Syracuse, Vassar and Oberlin agreeing to rip up copies of the Constitution handed out off campus after an investigator posing as a student described the document as “triggering” and “oppressive.” “Well, I think that the Constitution means things to different people; like you said it is a flawed document and the people who wrote it are certainly flawed individuals in my mind,” Cornell lead Title IX investigator...
  • American Academias War on Due Process

    10/26/2015 7:54:21 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 24, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    We are still, for the most part, a nation of laws, except on college campuses. At the Heritage Foundation recently, Samantha Harris, director of policy research at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), said that students have complained about the lack of due process at colleges. In the last five years, thanks to unprecedented intrusion by the federal governmentdue process has gotten a lot worse, she said. Too often, accused students are left without a hearing or [cannot] confront their accuser in court, Harris averred. By her estimate, more than 60 students have filed lawsuits of unfair treatment...
  • Free Speech Can't Be Trumped By Title IX -- But College Officials Use It That Way

    09/15/2015 7:22:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 14, 2015 | George Leef
    When federal politicians passed the Higher Education Act, they thought they were only going to help good students who couldnt otherwise afford college to attend. They did not think about possible unintended consequences like making college far more expensive, undermining academic standards, or giving federal bureaucrats leverage to dictate to colleges and universities. But all of that has happened. Im going to focus on that last consequencethe way federal intervention in higher education has empowered bureaucrats to whittle away at free speech on (and even off) campus. A strange case involving a student at the University of Kansas illustrates...
  • Colleges Can't Win It Comes To Campus Sexual Assault Complaints

    09/08/2015 6:29:28 PM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 8, 2015 | Ashe Schow
    It doesn't seem to matter what a college does when responding to a sexual assault accusation they are always wrong. That's according to the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, which investigates colleges and universities for alleged Title IX violations. In a recent ruling against Michigan State University, OCR determined the school had violated Title IX because it took too long four days to remove accused students from their dorms. The fact that the students weren't immediately evicted from campus, even though an investigation hadn't even started, was also evidence of a violation. OCR looked at...
  • Judge upholds accused student's gender-bias claim

    08/09/2015 9:58:01 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8-7-2015 | Ashe Schow
    <snip> Judge Norman K. Moon denied W&L's motion to dismiss the lawsuit, allowing John Doe as he is referred to in the claim to continue to seek damages resulting from his expulsion from the university. John believes he was wrongly accused of sexual misconduct, and Moon appears to agree. On Feb. 8, 2014, John and his eventual accuser, Jane Doe, met at an off-campus party. The two danced, talked and kissed. The two eventually went back to John's residence and talked for awhile. Jane then walked over to John and allegedly told him, "I usually don't have sex...
  • Womens Soccer Doesnt Deserve Equal Pay

    07/09/2015 11:30:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies ^ | July 9, 2015 | D.C. McAllister
    Pay equality activists are at it again. This time theyre using the success of the U.S. womens soccer team in the World Cup final to push their agenda. According to Politico, what we really need to be talking about is the players paychecks. Pay for professional womens soccer players is at best paltry and at worst outright shameful compared to those of their male counterparts. (The U.S. mens team is currently ranked 27, compared with the world-champion women), Mary Pilon writes. Yet the total payout for the Womens World Cup this year will be $15 million, compared with the total...
  • UNC wrestling coach who criticized Title IX treatment of college men is fired

    06/16/2015 9:04:13 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 15 replies
    News Oberserve ^ | June 15, 2015 | Anne Blythe
    RALEIGH The UNC-Chapel Hill wrestling coach who has been a critic of how universities handle sexual assault allegations that do not go through the courts is out of a job. After 12 seasons as head coach of the UNC wrestling program, C.D. Mock was relieved of his duties by UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham. I made the decision that a coaching change was in the best interest of our wrestling program moving forward, Cunningham said in a prepared statement. I believe a new head coach will re-energize the program and return it to the level of success I expect from...
  • Great news: Professor cleared of Title IX harassment charges for criticizing Title IX

    06/01/2015 2:25:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/01/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    CIRCULAR TYRANNY Can someone be penalized under a law merely for publicly criticizing it? Northwestern University adjudicated a sexual harassment case against Professor Laura Kipnis after activists filed two complaints over a Kipnis column in the Chronicle Review that criticized activists for exploiting Title IX to create “sexual paranoia” on campuses. They decided that criticism doesn’t constitute a Title IX violation … for now: In the Review essay, published in February, Ms. Kipnis decried a prevailing “sexual paranoia” on college campuses. She alluded to Peter Ludlow, a professor of philosophy at Northwestern who has been accused of sexual misconduct by...
  • School freaks out over boys baseball storage shed (Las Vegas, NV)

    05/12/2015 4:58:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Youd best get out your hip waders, folks were about to wade through a steaming pile of government balderdash. The controversy surrounds a storage shed built by the baseball booster club at Arbor View High School in Las Vegas. The youngsters needed a place to store their bats and balls and bases. The boosters had wanted to build a clubhouse for the teenage ball players, but after months of delay they came up with an alternative plan. One of the parents knew the owner of a company that made precast one-story buildings. The company offered to donate the manpower...
  • An interview with Dan Gable

    04/04/2015 11:10:51 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Vinton Eagle, Vinton, Iowa ^ | 4/2/2015 | Blake Baxter
    VINTON In between speaking to students and signing books for whoever wanted one, Olympic gold medalist and Iowa wrestling legend Dan Gable was gracious enough to sit down with me and answer a few of my questions. To me, Dan Gable is not only a sports and human inspiration, but hes also the subject of one of my all-time favorite pieces of journalism. I used this interview opportunity to ask him a couple of questions that have been on my mind for two years.This is what transpired:Blake Baxter: What exactly motivated you to write the book (A Wrestling Life:...
  • 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 Jackies Fake Rape at Senate Hearing To End Due Process Rights

    The young woman who introduced Jackie Coakley to journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely used Jackies 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. Heres what she said in June.
  • Heres 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, its 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 mens sports? This week is the 42nd anniversary of this famous piece of federal legislation so its 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 Jayces 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 Jayces 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 informationlike the history of womens 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 Illustrateds 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 isnt 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 whats 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, Im 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 Its 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. Todays 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 Berkeleys 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 Senates lead, overrode President Ronald Reagans 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 Palins 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 womens equality. Its 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 womens 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...