The Pros And Cons Of Title IX
Pros of Title IX
Title IX has helped both women and men by giving them equality and helped to balance the budget in not just sports, but also academics. Before Title IX, boys weren't allowed to take some of the classes that were offered to girls, like home economics, and vice versa. The number of college athletic scholarships given to women has increased by more than 46%, giving more women the chance to attend collage.
The 2012 olympics is said to be the Title IX olympics because this year, the USA sent more women than men to the olympics. We got several gold metals in women's swimming, soccer, and gymnastics.
Title IX also allowed boys to join cheerleading squads, figure skating and volleyball, proving that Title IX not only opened up the playing field for women, but for men also.
Cons of Title IX
When girls get more funding for their sports, the money has to come from some where. Because football is the sport that brings in the most money for high school, the money going to women's sports usually comes from men's high school and college golf, volleyball, swimming, and soccer programs. Rice college doesn't have a varsity men's swimming, soccer, or volleyball team. These are sports offered to women, but not men. Some say this is a direct effect of Title IX.
After Title IX, women's coaching jobs became fewer because of the new interest and respect for sports, the pay for coaching went up, and more men became interested.
Title IX hasn't evened everything for women. In colleges, women get about 40% of the athletics money even though they make up about 53% of the college population.