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Beating Men At Their Own Games
Emily Schmall
May 22, 2008

Though Title IX, passed in 1972, has greatly improved women's access to sports, most sports remain sex-segregated and not entirely equal. In a few sports, however, women are competing against men, as long as men competing in those sports are willing. Says Eileen McDonagh, "Sex-segregated sports policies are supposed to protect women from injury, but they can also protect men from the injury of losing to women." McDonagh is co-author, with Laura Pappano, writer-in-residence at the Wellesley Centers for Women, of the book Playing with the Boys: Why Separate Is Not Equal in Sports.

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