Title IX: A Modern Education Quagmire Argumentative Essay

This paper argues that Title IX is good for girls and bad for boys.
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In this article, the writer discusses that Title IX attempts to resolve the gender issue in sports in high schools and colleges. The writer looks at how Title IX helps our schools and questions whether Title IX good or bad. The writer examines the ramifications and significance of Title IX in society. The writer argues that Title IX is an anti-discriminatory law that has given females infinitely more opportunities in education, personal development, and athletics, but it is certainly not flawless as it has greatly damaged many male athletic programs at colleges across the United States.

From the Paper:

"Females passionate for sports simply would've had to limit their passion to games inside their backyard / neighborhood. Considering the many incredible female athletes today, there was probably a lot of talent gone to waste back then. But more importantly, it was unfair for females because males had many opportunities to get involved in athletics. In addition, even if a woman managed to beat the extraordinary odds and become a successful athlete, she would rarely ever be rewarded for her talent and dedication; though women worked and trained just as hard as male athletes, there were very few scholarships or educational opportunities for them (Eitzen). Male athletes, however, could be rewarded with a college education for their athletic ability. And female athletes couldn't simply because they were female.
"Not only did Title IX remediate the injustices mentioned above, but also its successful legislation resulted in so many benefits that never would have been imagined. First of all, Title IX fixed a major injustice by allowing exceptionally talented female athletes opportunity to earn scholarships for a college education, just like their male counterparts. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Arens, Elizabeth. "Title IX Is Unfair to Men's Sports." Opposing Viewpoints: Sports and Athletes. Ed. Laura K. Egendorf. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1999. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Jamesville Dewitt High School. 11 Jan. 2010 <http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T010&prodId=OVRC&docId=EJ3010233226&source=gale&srcprod=OVRC&userGroupName=nysl_ce_jamdewhs&version=1.0>.
  • Cantu, D. Antonio, Editor, "Title IX: Still a Long Way to Go." Professional Sports in America. The Center for Learning, 2005.
  • Eitzen, Stanley D. Fair and foul: beyond the myths and paradoxes of sport. Vol. 3. Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  • Nelson, Mariah B. "I Won. I'm Sorry." Mariah Burton Nelson. Mariah Burton Nelson, March & april 1998. Web. 9 Jan. 2010. <http://www.mariahburtonnelson.com/Articles/iwonim.htm>.

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