If you're like most women who grew up post-Title IX, you probably had some pretty good opportunities to play sports in high school and college. However, Title IX is still a controversial issue as many people believe boy's sports suffer from the policy of ensuring equal resources for athletes of both genders.
The fact is, many schools around the country, girls still have less equipment, fewer teams, inferior facilities or less time dedicated to their sports teams than boys. A recent survey by the WNBA and Seventeen Magazine revealed that 35% of girls say their teams don't get as much equipment or field time as the boys' teams.
The Women's Sports Foundation is working to level the playing field by reaching out to parents and coaches as well as young athletes. Founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King, the Women's Sports Foundation is a national educational organization dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through physical activity. Â
Here's a video they recently released as part of their Vis4Victory campaign to educate parents and coaches about Title IX:
More girls than ever are playing sports, but many girls still feel that their schools aren’t treating them fairly. Are you one of them?
- Dorothee Royal-Hedinger