Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in all federally-funded education programs, and athletics programs signally, was enacted 38 years ago today. Never without its naysayers, Title IX has despite them been an unmitigated success. Though not the final answer to gender equality in sports—something that can’t be won by mere edict—Title IX opened a path to opportunities previously denied to athletic girls.
Nothing serves better to get across the transcendent difference opportunity makes than a real-life success story. And to that end, today I offer one furnished by the California Women’s Law Center: