Tuesday, February 25, 2003
If feminists are this unhappy, it must be good... From Tuesday's Post: 2 Panelists Challenge Report on Title IX
Two of the three female athletes on a government commission that reviewed Title IX, the landmark law that bans sex discrimination in school sports programs, are disappointed with the panel's final recommendations and will send a minority report to Education Secretary Roderick R. Paige, one said yesterday.
Julie Foudy, captain of the U.S. national women's soccer team, said she and Olympic swimming gold medalist Donna de Varona believe the report does not present a balanced view of the issues involving the 31-year-old law.
The report "does not acknowledge the very important issues on the women's side," said Foudy, president of the Women's Sports Foundation, an advocacy group. It also does not "acknowledge that women are still being discriminated against, and that over 80 percent of schools are still not in compliance."
If hundreds of male teams have been disbanded under Title IX, and if 80% of the schools are still not in compliance, one wonders if anything less than the eradication of men would be enough.