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Round-up: Title IX Turns Fifty

June 23, 2022

Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the federal law that fundamentally changed modern society: Title IX.
In 37 words, the law redefined not only athletics, but many aspects of higher education and society off the playing field as well:  No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
President Richard Nixon signed Title IX into law on June 23, 1972.  The legislation was co-sponsored by Sen. Birch Bayh (D-IN), the man who became known as the "Father of Title IX."
Media organizations across the country have marked the anniversary with significant coverage, including this sample:
Fifty Years On, Title IX’s Legacy Includes Its Durability
The New York Times (June 23, 2022)
The Thread of Title IX Can Be Traced Through a Coach and Her Mother
The Washington Post (June 23, 2022)
Colleges Should Pay Up When They Mishandle Harassment, a Title IX Pioneer Says
The Chronicle of Higher Education (June 23, 2022)
Title IX Gave Women Greater Access to Education. Here’s What It Says and Does.
The New York Times (June 22, 2022)

Benching the Patriarchy: 50 Years of Title IX and How 4 Women Fought for Change (June 23, 2022)
Title IX Revolutionized Female Athletics But Advocates Say It's Been a Constant Fight (June 23, 2022)
Yes, No And It’s Complicated: Title IX Experts Dispel Misconceptions
The Seattle Times (June 23, 2022)
50 Years Ago, 'Father of Title IX' Thought to Include One Magic Word: 'Activity'
Minneapolis Star Tribune (June 23, 2022)
From Nudity to Naked Ambition: A WNBA Owner Talks Title IX at 50
The Wall Street Journal (June 21, 2022)
Billie Jean King Discusses Title IX Fifty Years Later  (Video)
NBC (June 23, 2022)

We Can Do Better Than Title IX – Commentary
The New York Times (June 22, 2022)

When the Backlash Came for Title IX, She Fought Back - Commentary
The New York Times (June 23, 2022)
Title IX Has Been Spectacularly Successful and Disturbingly Unfulfilled – Commentary
The Washington Post (June 23, 2022)