Its 40 years since Title IX was passed which meant equal opportunities for women in sport, and so I thought today, should highlight some of the work going on to promote women in sport.
This Video sums up why Girls should keep doing sport throughout their lives. The subjects it touches are amazing. If this isnt a reason for Women to keep in sport, then I dont know what is.
These were the law of equal opportunities were in these areas. Although not specific to Sports it affected high school and College sports Primarily.
- Whether the selection of sports and levels of competition effectively accommodate the interests and abilities of members of both sexes;
- The provision of equipment and supplies;
- Scheduling of games and practice time;
- Travel and per diem allowance;
- Opportunity to receive coaching and academic tutoring on mathematics only;
- Assignment and compensation of coaches and tutors;
- Provision of locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities;
- Provision of medical and training facilities and services;
- Provision of housing and dining facilities and services;
If you want to see more of what its of is talking about is pretty easy in these two videos. This is from gatorades #keepherinthegame campaign, which is an amazing video, and shows how hard it is for girls to keep in sport.
Then this piece “voices” is from Nike women, which shows what a long lasting effect can have on women, and for some the trials and tribulations they have been through.
These are those words again from that Let me Play Campaign. Strong stuff. These campaigns are inspiring, so heres to another 40 years.
“If you let me play, if you let me play sports. I will like myself more; I will have more self-confidence. If you let me play sports. If you let me play, I will be 60 percent less likely to get breast cancer; I will suffer less depression. If you let me play sports, I will be more likely to leave a man who beats me. If you let me play, I will be less likely to get pregnant before I want to. I will learn what it means to be strong, if you let me play…”