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UTexas learning from others' mistakes?
by Title IX Blog
posted July 25, 2014 at 5:59pm

Two University of Texas football players were arrested this week on various charges related to a June assault of a female student in the UT dorms. The woman reported the assault immediately.Police found text messages between the two men who were trying t...more

FSU finally addressing sexual assault
by Title IX Blog
posted July 24, 2014 at 8:46pm

In April, I wrote aboutl the expose into the police handling of the investigation into allegations of sexual assault against quarterback Jameis Winston. In that post, I noted the lack of effort on the part of the university to address the issues, seek acc...more

UConn settles lawsuit
by Title IX Blog
posted July 22, 2014 at 8:40pm

Late last week the University of Connecticut announced it had settled the lawsuit brought by five current and former female students. The women were accusing the university of mishandling their respective sexual assault cases. The $1.3 million settlement ...more

George Fox University's Religious Exemptions From Title IX Compliance
by Title IX Blog
posted July 13, 2014 at 11:23am

George Fox University is a Christian institution in Oregon that was founded on Quaker principles.  In April, it denied a transgender student named Jayce M. the right to live in on-campus housing consistent with his male gender identity, offering him...more

Make @Warrior Accountable: A social media campaign against sexism in sport
by The Rabbit Hole
posted July 11, 2014 at 9:31pm

It was brought to my attention today that Warrior is a horrifically sexist and misogynistic company.  This was very disappointing to learn since I am a consumer of Warrior of equipment.  I tried out a bunch of sticks when I switched to a one-pie...more

Twice accused athlete going to third campus?
by Title IX Blog
posted July 11, 2014 at 9:20pm

The campus sexual assault survey administered by Senator Claire McCaskill's office (more on the survey shortly) found that 22 percent of schools responding said that their athletic departments handle sexual assault accusations against their student-athlet...more

Lawsuit against University in Denver
by Title IX Blog
posted July 5, 2014 at 7:52pm

A former student at University of Denver is bringing a lawsuit against the school for violating Title IX in the ways they handled her reported sexual assault. The details, provided by the woman, seem--though awful--far less complicated than other cases w...more

Sports longform and soccer: An ideal match
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 1, 2014 at 2:50pm

Tweet As the World Cup got started a couple weeks ago I laid out a rambling summary of how various media outlets — including more traditional ones — were jumping on the soccer bandwagon. What I didn’t do was get into was how the new lo...more

Women writers on boxing, gender and culture
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted June 29, 2014 at 10:08am

Tweet This week I’ve been devoting several posts stemming from Monday’s 42nd Title IX anniversary, with an emphasis on cultural issues relating to gender and sports. Here are previous posts: • Title IX, sports and the culture of grieva...more

USC announcement inspires complaint
by Title IX Blog
posted June 27, 2014 at 6:58pm

Someone has challenged the University of Southern California's recently announced plan to provide four-year scholarships to football, and men's and women's basketball players. As Erin noted the other day, the disproportionate benefit to male student-athle...more

Diamond dilemma: Women, softball and baseball
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted June 27, 2014 at 11:56am

Tweet This week I’m devoting several posts stemming from Monday’s 42nd Title IX anniversary, with an emphasis on cultural issues relating to gender and sports. Here are previous posts on “Title IX, sports and the culture of grievance,&r...more

Sexuality, Pride and women’s basketball
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted June 26, 2014 at 2:05pm

Tweet This week I’m devoting several posts stemming from Monday’s 42nd Title IX anniversary, with an emphasis on cultural issues relating to gender and sports. Here are previous posts on “Title IX, sports and the culture of grievance,&r...more

What are the Title IX Implications of USC's 4-Year Scholarship Plan?
by Title IX Blog
posted June 26, 2014 at 2:04pm

On Monday, University of Southern California announced that it will offer four-year scholarships to all scholarship athletes in football, men's basketball, and women's basketball.  This modifies the university's existing practice of offering all scho...more

Title IX, sports and the culture of grievance
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted June 24, 2014 at 4:53pm

Tweet This week I’m devoting several posts stemming from today’s Title IX anniversary, ongoing matters related to investigations of sexual assault on college campuses, the O’Bannon v. NCAA trial and continuing cultural issues relating t...more

Investigation Opened at James Madison University
by Title IX Blog
posted June 19, 2014 at 9:04pm

The Department of Education recently opened an investigation into allegations that James Madison University violated Title IX by failing to adequately punish three male students found responsible for sexual assault. The university has reportedly subjected...more

What do athletes and models have in common? A Sh!tty labour structure
by The Rabbit Hole
posted June 18, 2014 at 8:16pm

Professional sports and the world of modelling both represent dreams worlds for us mere mortals.  We see them on billboards.  We aspire to be like them for one reason or another.  We tend to think, "that seems like a nice life".  And f...more

Lead the Change Be the Change - IWG on Women and Sport
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted June 13, 2014 at 6:26pm

Anyone interested in the politics of women in sport should check out the live feed from the International Working Group on Women and Sport conference. The three-day conference started yesterday, and you can find the links here Watch Conference Live ...more

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: We Need to Stamp Out Misogyny in Sports
by They're Playing Basketball
posted June 13, 2014 at 6:23pm

Kareem Adbul-Jabbar opens the conversation:The easiest way to determine women’s value to their culture is to look at how much we pay them in relation to men. Some studies suggest that in general women make less doing the same jobs as men (the Census...more

World Conference on Women and Sport: Message from Helsinki is about access and leadership
by Fair Game News
posted June 13, 2014 at 6:21pm

By Laura Pappano The 6th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport opened yesterday in Helsinki, Finland 20 years after the first gathering in 1994 in Brighton, England produced a declaration calling on governments and sports organizations to work for...more

New Yorker nails sports sexism
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted June 12, 2014 at 9:10pm

A quite brilliant cartoon from The New Yorker - thank you Twitter for sharing. More New Yorker cartoons here. ...more

Settlement over softball fields
by Title IX Blog
posted June 5, 2014 at 9:33pm

A class action lawsuit filed just over a year ago in Batavia, New York has been settled. Filed by parents of softball players over the poor conditions of the softball field, the school district--which claims that improvements to the softball field were in...more

.@NACWAA Member News & Honors; Nine New Members
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted June 5, 2014 at 9:29pm

Author:  NACWAA June 4, 2014 Dr. Sharon Beverly, assistant vice president for student affairs and executive director of athletics and recreation at The College of New Jersey, was one of 30 leading women in higher education to be...more

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