Let's Hear It For the Girls!!

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Want an example of how far women have come in America?

On college varsity teams, there are now five times as many women as there were in 1972. Why? Because a law was passed in 1972 called Title IX, stating that any school that receives federal funds cannot discriminate in any area based on gender. And what a fight we had! It was condemned, rejected and considered heresy. To think that WOMEN could be competitive athletes--unheard of.
*February 17, 1976 NCAA challenges the legality of Title IX.
* Grove City v. Bell, Supreme Court, 1984: Institutions can continue to receive federal funding, even if programs within the institutions that do not receive federal funds discriminate on the basis of sex. This case was rendered moot by the 1988 Civil Rights Restoration Act.
*Haffer v. Temple University, U.S. District Court, 1988: The case is settled out of court with an agreement requiring that the women's athletic budget be in proportion to the percentage of athletes that are women.
* Franklin v. Gwinnett County Public Schools, Supreme Court, 1992: Plaintiffs in Title IX lawsuits are entitled to punitive damages in addition to corrective measures when institutions intentionally try to avoid Title IX compliance.
*Gonyo v. Drake University, U.S. District Court, 1993: By allowing Drake to eliminate men's wrestling, the court denies the potential for reverse discrimination
* Favia v. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, 1993: After the school eliminates women's gymnastics and field hockey and men's soccer and tennis, the court orders both women's programs reinstated
* Cohen v. Brown University, 1st U.S. Court of Appeals, 1996: The court upholds a district court finding that Brown discriminated against female athletes by disbanding the gymnastics and volleyball teams.
*Pederson v. Louisiana State University, 5th U.S. Court of Appeals, 2000: Students seeking to compel LSU to add women's soccer and softball

AND....the list goes on. All because WOMEN wanted equal opportunity in sports. That brings us to the 2016 Summer Olympics. The 2016 U.S. Olympic Team is comprised of 555 athletes (263 men, 292 women).
"American women are dominating the games and it didn't happen by accident. It happened because of Title IX and the ongoing fight for equality.
Forty-four years after the landmark passage of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination against females in all areas of federally funded education including sports, American women’s athletics is indeed no longer just about participation, it’s about championships."

American women are dominating the Games, and it didn't happen by accident - LA Times
 
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These are the faces of America! They are not all white. They are not necessarily Christian. They may not be heterosexual. They are just the changing face of our future leaders and voters, and we'd better pay attention to our changing demographics.
 
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These are the faces of America! They are not all white. They are not necessarily Christian. They may not be heterosexual. They are just the changing face of our future leaders and voters, and we'd better pay attention to our changing demographics.
You realize because of this post there will be a challenge to Title lX now right?

By a white hetero woman in Texas, in defense of her husband.
 
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There is no causation or correlation between Title IX and women's success in the Olympics. These girls start training very young and are home-schooled or attend private academies with academics. I am pretty certain that these girls and their parents who have spent 1000s of hours of private training and untold amounts of money to reach this level on their own would take this OP as an insult.
 
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There is no causation or correlation between Title IX and women's success in the Olympics. These girls start training very young and are home-schooled or attend private academies with academics. I am pretty certain that these girls and their parents who have spent 1000s of hours of private training and untold amounts of money to reach this level on their own would take this OP as an insult.
Yes, there is no connection between women's athleticism and Title IX, in the same way there is no connection between Christianity and Stupidity, it's just a coincidence...a remarkable coincidence....
 
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Yes, there is no connection between women's athleticism and Title IX, in the same way there is no connection between Christianity and Stupidity, it's just a coincidence...a remarkable coincidence....
Learn the difference between athleticism and an elite athlete and how public schools and tax payer dollars had nothing to do with these girls. There is a reason that the US does better than the commies: the state is not involved. If the state ever gets involved, then our athletes will be as competitive internationally as you would be in a spelling be with a sty of pigs.
 
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You realize because of this post there will be a challenge to Title lX now right?

By a white hetero woman in Texas, in defense of her husband.
Hear are the girls in the picture:

Simone Biles
Gabby Douglas
Madison Kocian
Laurie Hernandez
Aly Raisman​

They started training before kindergarten with private coaches. As they advanced, they moved to private academies. Only one attended high school, but it was online. One attended the famous Spring Creek Academy a few miles from me. Title IX did nothing for these girls.
 
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