Sorry, but your information and explanation of title IX is WAY off,
and I’ll explain.
Consider this. A school is 60% male and 40% female. There are 1000
student athletes, 550 males and 450 females. Now, this doesn’t satisfy
the title IX quota, so the school cuts female teams and robs hard
working athletes of their scholarship.
What would you say? Would you call it gender discrimination against women?
That’s EXACTLY what’s happening to boys right now. All across the
country, male sports teams are being destroyed for NO good reason
other then to fill a absurd quota system.
Schools DON’T havea choice when the cut boys teams. They can’t create
new girls teams, because that would make a new team for girls that
boys don’t have and violate title IX, and since all girls are free to
join any sports team they wish, there are no more girls to find.
Proportionality hurts EVERYBODY, although I’ll admit it hurts men much
When you say ”The participation rate of boys (twice that of girls)
reflects the opportunities that are offered to them — not lack of
interest on the part of girls.”…that’s ridiculous. There are MORE
female teams than male teams right now, and MORE female athletes.
Females are free to join any team they wish. If it so happens that
more males decide to play, than so be it, and vice versa. Now you’re
saying ANY male numerical discrepancy is a case of sexism? Did you
ever think it’s possible that some years that might happen to be more
male students, some years there might be more female students, and so
on? It’s ridiculous to punish male athletes if females just HAPPEN to
show up in smaller numbers. And, I’m sorry to say, studies DO show
that males are more interested in sports, sorry.
Regardless, it’s crazy to destroy the careers of male athletes just to
. Who cares about the ratio? Have the same number of teams, same
funding for each team, and whoever wants to try out can try out. The
genders are unbalanced- o well- everyone had the same equal
opportunity to play, so however it turns out, it turns out. If it does
so happen that 60% of the student body are female yet only 50% of
athletes are female, thats just the way it turned out. No one turned
the women not to play.
How can you possibly tell a hard working man (or woman, as girls get
cut to!) that he’s no longer a relevant athlete, and all his/her
dedication meant nothing?
What’s the purpose in uselessly cutting teams just to satisfy a
ridiculous quota system? Cutting the boys team doesn’t help the girls
in anyway. I read a story where a boys and girls team were on a bus,
and it was announced that the boys team was being
cancelled….everybody was very upset, and none of the girls
understood the point.