Title IX needed now more than ever

A writer for Boise State’s Arbiter, one of the better college newspapers in the country, is taking a regressive stance on gender equity, essentially saying thatTitle IX is antiquated.

Mike Keefe/Denver Post
Mike Keefe/Denver Post

To be fair, this writer is a student journalist trying to learn her craft. However, the column fell flat because this reporter clearly did not do the requisite research nor did she interview those who coach any of the 10 women’s sports on campus. Instead, this sports columnist echoed what many other misinformed fans are saying – that Title IX is toxic for college athletics.

People continue to fight against gender equity, believing it is unreasonable to abide by the Education Amendments‘ main purpose: “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 education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

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