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Title lX: How a Good Law
Went Terribly Wrong

Time Magazine, by Christina Hoff Sommers

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Posted By:emilyj, 6/24/2014 9:09:55 AM

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. Title IX was signed into law by President Nixon on June 23, 1972. In 37 momentous words, it outlawed gender discrimination in all publicly supported educational programs.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Michaelus, 6/24/2014 9:24:19 AM     (No. 9897654)

Not a good law - it is a bad law that has gotten worse.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: AGGW, 6/24/2014 9:26:45 AM     (No. 9897661)

FTA: "How did an honorable equity law turn into a scorched-earth campaign against men’s sports?"

The same way that everything the feminists touch turns into a scorched earth campaign against men.

And against us women who don´t want to be a part of their campaign.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative, 6/24/2014 9:26:47 AM     (No. 9897662)

Had they just declared all sports as "open", both men´s and women´s minor sports would have thrived.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 6/24/2014 9:29:43 AM     (No. 9897668)

Many colleges have become feminist indoctrination centers, and little else.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: curious1, 6/24/2014 10:05:41 AM     (No. 9897709)

How to set it right, Christina? Get the fedgov back inside the coloring lines laid out by the constitution. The libtards are nothing more than children who can´t color inside the lines. For the more obtuse, that would involve eliminating such laws, which are unconstitutional anyway.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Wetenschapper, 6/24/2014 10:36:03 AM     (No. 9897760)

Frankly, I´m a bit take aback to find such an even-handed article in Time. In fact, this is the second Time opinion piece in as many weeks to espouse doubts about grandiose government policies. Could Time actually be trying to make a comeback from the dead and salvage it´s reputation as a news magazine?

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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. Title IX was signed into law by President Nixon on June 23, 1972. In 37 momentous words, it outlawed gender discrimination in all publicly supported educational programs.

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