Gender Equality or Reverse Discrimination:.
One of the most important events that have happened in the world of female athletics is the establishment of the Educational Amendments of 1972. These amendments assure that everyone who wants an education is treated equally no matter what race or gender, to create opportunities for everyone. Most important of those amendments is Title IX. 1. It states that 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 educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Title IX applies to all educational institutions, both public and private, that receive federal funds. Almost all private colleges and universities must abide by Title IX. Athletics are not the specific target for Title IX; Athletics programs are considered educational programs and activities. Title IX requires the equal treatment of female and male student-athletes such as equipment, games, tutoring. Today more girls are encouraged to participate in sports and activities. College is now a possible option in a young woman's decision for post high school plans. Now that Women are competing on national television it has continued to break down stereotypes that women are incapable of being competitive, intense, physically strong, and skilled. .
Civil rights laws have historically been a powerful mechanism for effecting social change in the United States. They represent a national commitment to end discrimination and establish a mandate to bring the excluded into the mainstream. These laws ensure that the federal government delivers on the Constitution's promise of equal opportunity so that every individual has the right to develop his or her talents.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in federally assisted education programs.