Images of women in general are still unrealistically thin and “twiggy” or reflective of sexual connotations.
Prohibitions against sex discrimination have been interpreted by state and federal courts to encompass discrimination based on gender identity or expression.
Intersex athletes are vulnerable to exclusion from women’s sports, as well as ridicule and invasion of privacy; we believe they have the same rights to participation in athletics as all women.
When is it appropriate or necessary that females and males participate with and against each other in sports?
Schools must provide individuals with disabilities, with equal opportunities to participate and equal treatment in physical education, school recess, club, varsity and intramural sports programs.
Learn how to educate the media, our athletes and the general public about the insidious impact of historical discrimination against women in employment as coaches.
Policies concerning pregnancy and sport should protect both the health and rights of female athletes to participate in sports and physical activity.
Taking any illegal or banned substance for the purpose of enhancing athletic performance is a decision to cheat, endanger one’s health and encourages others to cheat.
The Foundation neither advocates nor discourages the development of such organizations but does recognize the functionality of such groups. Learn more about our position on this topic.