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2444 Sports History

by: Holly Melton

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Here are this weeks lecture notes Towards Gender Equality. Please feel free to share with your friends :)
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Date Created: 04/22/16
Toward Gender Equality  1972 Title IX  Women and girls had very few opportunities to play sports  In 1971&72 fewer than 30 thousand women were participating in national sports  In 1963 there was a second wave of feminism   Betty Friedan cofounded the National Organization for Women in 1966 The Game Changer: Title IX  If a school failed to allow women to participate in sports they would lose federal  financial assistance The Struggle of Enforce Title IX  Walter Byers, NCAA Executive Director, worked to subvert title IX  In 1974 the NCAA endorsed an amendment to exempt intercollegiate athletics  from title IX  In 1995 the debate of title IX ruled in favor of the NCAA, derailing womens  athletics and still received federal funds  University presents demanded to follow title IX because of womens rights  movements  Civil rights restoration act­ institutions receiving federal funds have to participate  in all areas  Title IX’s Effects: intercollegiate Sports  Basketball was the most female played sports at the University of Tennessee  Pat Summitt was the graduate assistant coach and head coach at Tennessee, in  1980s and 1990s womens basketball became the powerhouse Title IX’s Effects: Interscholastic & Amateur Sports  Mia Hamm played youth and collegiate soccer   Brandi Chastain scored the winning goal in the 1999 womens world cup The Struggle for Gender Equity in Professional Sports  Billie Jean King targeted the Pacific Southwest Championship because men  would receive 8x more prize money than women, tried to bring publish pressure  by holding press conferences, King and 8 other players staged a boycott staging  their own tournament in Huston   Virginia Slims Circuit 1970­ first womens professional tennis tour Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes, 1973  King seized control easily winning a major symbolic victory against gender  equality The Growth of Professional Women’s Tennis  Martina Navratilova and Christ Evert won a total of 35 grand slam singles title  Equal pay between sexes didn’t happen until the 20  century Women’s national Basketball Association  In 1997 it began with 8 teams  Struggled financially because they lost broadcast and corporate sponsors a little  after 2000  The financial support of the NBA keeps the WNBA going The Ongoing March toward Gender Equity  Full gender equity has yet to be achieved 


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