Laura Pappano and Eileen McDonagh, Ph.D.; Squeeze Play: Why Title IX Is Not Enough
Title IX was passed 35 years ago, and many today view it as having “solved” the problem of gender inequality in sports. However, while Title IX was critical to opening athletic doors to girls and women, it opened sex-segregated doors. Title IX never demanded equality, and has ironically served to keep female athletes in second-class status. Laura Pappano, writer-in-residence with the Wellesley Centers for Women, and her colleague Eileen McDonagh, Ph.D., will talk about the effects of this flawed design and how women today are working toward equality in sports.