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June 18, 2018

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Gender Wars at Center Court
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In 1972, Congress passed Title IX, a federal law which prohibits sex discrimination in colleges and universities. Title IX revolutionized athletic opportunities for women but have these changes come at the expense of male sports programs. What does it really mean to achieve equity?

Josephine Pituto is the Richard H. Larson Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Nebraska Law College where she teaches constitutional law and sports law. A graduate of Rutgers Newark College of Law, Pituto has authored more than 15 articles and 3 books including, Winning Appeals, a book focused on written and oral advocacy. Pituto is currently the University of Nebraska¡¦s faculty representative to the Big 12 Conference and serves on the NCAA Division I committee on infractions and on its men¡¦s gymnastics committee.

Linda Wharton is a professor at Rutger¡¦s Camden School of Law where she is the Director of the Gender Equity in Education Legal Clinic. Prior to teaching, Ms. Wharton was the managing attorney at the Women¡¦s Law Project in Philadelphia. During her nearly 10 years at the Law Project, Ms. Wharton represented women athletes in lawsuits under Title IX and was co-council in Planned Parenthood vs Casey, the U.S. Supreme Court case which many credit as having saved Roe v Wade. In addition, Ms. Wharton is one of the founding owners of Her Sport, a women¡¦s sporting goods store in Haddenfield, New Jersey.

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"To the extent that either sex is disadvantaged, the whole culture is poorer and the sex that superficially inherits the earth, inherits only a very partial legacy. The more whole the culture, the more whole each member, each man, each woman, each child will be."

— Margaret Mead

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Gender Equity in Sports
The National Coalition for Athletics Equity
Equity Online
Women's Sports Foundation
Women's Sports Network
Feminist Majority Foundation
Title IX at 25: Report Card on Gender Equity
Gender Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics; The Inadequacy of Title IX Enforcement by the U.S. Office for Civil Rights
by Kenneth W. Tolo
Title IX : Evaluating Equity in Education
by Kaye L. Willhite
Race and the Justice System
Employment Discrimination Post-Ledbetter
The Women's Equality Amendment