Title IX and Wrestling Cause and Effect Essay by ABCs

Title IX and Wrestling
A discussion of the impact of Title IX on female athletes and on the traditionally male sport of wrestling.
# 114418 | 1,700 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 09, 2009 in Education (Higher) , Law (General) , Sport (General) , Women Studies (Women and Society)

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The paper relates that Title IX mandates greater opportunities for female athletes in the educational setting. The paper then discusses how due to the Title IX law, schools have diverted revenue from male non-revenue sports to female non-revenue sports, instead of simply increasing funding for their female sports teams. The paper thus explains why the existence of college-wrestling programs have been threatened.

What is Title IX?
What Title IX Has Done for Women's Sports
Title IX's Perceived Impact on Wrestling
The Proportionality Requirement
The Misapplication of Title IX
The Social Issue

From the Paper:

"Mention Title IX to college-sports enthusiasts, and one is liable to get a very passionate reaction, whether the reaction is good or bad. To many female athletes and their fans, Title IX has been an absolute boon, and they credit its protections with the development of modern female college athletic programs. While these programs certainly do not rival male athletic programs, they are far superior to the shoddy programs women had in the past. However, to many male athletes and their fans, Title IX has not been favorable. Male athletics have always been emphasized over female athletics in a college setting. While some advocates suggest that this emphasis reflects an underlying bias, others suggest that men are more likely to seek to enter into sports on a professional basis, making college athletics more practical for men."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bentley, E. (2004). Title IX: the Technical knockout for men's non-revenue sports. Journal of Law and Education, 33, 140-166.
  • Breese, J. (2008). Varsity wrestling opportunities cut/dropped since 1972. RetrievedSeptember 28, 2008 from IntermatWeb site: http://www.intermatwrestle.com/college/dropped.aspx
  • Haglund, R. (2005). Staring down the elephant: college football and Title IX compliance, Journal of Law and Education, 34, 439-452.
  • Kuznick, L., & Ryan, M. (2007). Changing social norms? Title IX and legal activism: comments from the Spring 2007 Harvard Journal of Law &Gender Conference. Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, 38, 367-422.
  • National Women's Law Center. (2007). Title IX and men's minor sports: a false conflict. Retrieved September 28, 2008, from National Women's Law CenterWeb site: http://www.nwlc.org/pdf/Men's%20Minor%20Sports%20Final.pdf

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