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The Resource Tilting the playing field : schools, sports, sex, and Title IX, Jessica Gavora

Tilting the playing field : schools, sports, sex, and Title IX, Jessica Gavora

Label
Tilting the playing field : schools, sports, sex, and Title IX
Title
Tilting the playing field
Title remainder
schools, sports, sex, and Title IX
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Gavora
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Congress passed Title IX of the Civil Rights Act in 1972, they seemed to be doing something laudable and also long overdue-prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in America's schools. But thirty years later, a law designed to guarantee equal opportunity has become the most explicit, government-enforced quota regime in America, putting boys and men on the losing side of a battle for athletic and educational opportunity. Jessica Gavora interviewed dozens of leading college athletes, educators and legal experts for this provocative, yet carefully researched book. She argues that the 1999 World Cup victory of the U.S. Women's Soccer team widely seen as a Title IX triumph, was actually the result of a far more profound social revolution that has changed America's mind about sexual roles and female destiny. If anything, Title IX has had a destructive overall effect on all college athletes by killing opportunities to compete. Gavora shows how Title IX sports quotas have caused chaos at schools like Brown University and led directly to the cancellation of some of the most prestigious men's programs in the country-among them Providence College's baseball team, Princeton's wrestling team and the men's swimming and diving program that produced several Olympic champions. But if Title IX has tilted the college playing field, Gavora suggests that its greatest impact on American social life may still lie ahead as the federal bureaucrats, activist judges, and radical feminists who have shaped the statute's interpretation now seek to expand its reach into sexual harassment and other areas of education where boys and girls have to conform to their notion of "gender equity."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gavora, Jessica
Dewey number
796/.082
Index
index present
LC call number
GV709.18.U6
LC item number
G38 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports for women
  • Sex discrimination in sports
  • Sex discrimination in education
  • Women athletes
  • Sex discrimination in education
  • Sex discrimination in sports
  • Sports for women
  • Women athletes
  • United States
  • Deportes para mujeres
  • Discriminación sexual en deportes
  • Discriminación sexual en la educación
  • Mujeres atletas
Label
Tilting the playing field : schools, sports, sex, and Title IX, Jessica Gavora
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The stronger women get, the more they hate feminism -- Numbers game -- Field of nightmares -- If you build it, they will come: the Brown decision -- Playing doctor with the law: Title IX and sexual harassment -- Sexual selection -- Why can't a woman be more like a man? -- Leveling the playing field
Control code
ocm48265674
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9781893554351
Lccn
2001055597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o48265674
  • (OCoLC)48265674
Label
Tilting the playing field : schools, sports, sex, and Title IX, Jessica Gavora
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The stronger women get, the more they hate feminism -- Numbers game -- Field of nightmares -- If you build it, they will come: the Brown decision -- Playing doctor with the law: Title IX and sexual harassment -- Sexual selection -- Why can't a woman be more like a man? -- Leveling the playing field
Control code
ocm48265674
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9781893554351
Lccn
2001055597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o48265674
  • (OCoLC)48265674

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