One of the better-known impacts of Title IX relates to gender equity in athletics. While only 1 in 27 girls participated in high school sports before the passage of Title IX the number has increased to almost 1 in 2 girls in high school athletic programs since.
1). What differences do you think there are between the way girls and young women view sports today compared to 40 years ago? In effect, has participation in sports changed women and their role in society?
2). Other than Title IX, have other social changes have contributed to changes in perception? Please provide examples.
Using personal notes and references, the current ramifications of Title IX and its effect on gender in sports and social perception are briefly emphasized.