sports culture

Sharpest Title IX comment in a while

I’m a little uneasy with Sally Jenkins’ comments since her co-author Lance Armstrong’s downfall, and I do think Title IX enforcement is getting counterproductive in spots.

But Jenkins has a lively wit, and when she’s right, she’s a joy to read. Like so:

Ooooh! Title IX baiting! Yeah, Title IX is still necessary because the instant it wasn’t there any more, Geno Auriemma would be be back coaching out of a unheated attic in an auxillary gym, and women would be sewing on their own numerals, in order to cut the budget so more ivory could be inlaid in the coffee table in Nick Saban’s office.

via One Of Our Favorite Sports Columnists, Sally Jenkins, Is Here To Take Your Questions.

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  1. I find it strange that this is considered an argument in favor. Title IX, the real whole law of Title IX, has been tremendously successful. Women are now, what 60% of the college graduates? It’s weird that Jenkins points out the one area in which it has failed as an argument in favor of applying the policy there.

    Imagine the shape we’d be in if the only way women were getting *academic* scholarships was because of a quota system–surely that would be a symptom of an endemic failure somewhere, not trumpeted as some sort of perverse success.

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