Girls Only - Special Programming for Girls and Women in Sport: The Foundation Position

 

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Education is the most effective way of remedying discrimination. Thus, National Girls and Women in Sports Day is not just a day to celebrate the achievements of women in sports to the exclusion of the achievement of male athletes. It is a day where males and females focus on (1) the importance of remedying past discrimination against women in sports, (2) the benefits of sports participation for girls, and (3) addressing the myths that have kept both boys and girls from supporting girls' sports participation; myths like "throws like a girl", girls who play sports are lesbians, girls who do gymnastics get eating disorders, etc.

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By Women's Sports Foundation

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Race and Sport

Sports participation is critical for a female of color just as it is for all females. Opportunities for female athletes of color have grown exponentially since the passage of Title IX.

Male Practice Players on Female Teams

The regular use of male practice players may take practice and participation opportunities away from female athletes on varsity teams. Did you know that the regular use of male practice players may be a Title IX violation?

Title IX Consulting

Title IX consultants should always be used in conjunction with a comprehensive Title IX self-assessment by the educational institution.

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