Gender equity can be defined in many ways. The legal system defines it
very specifically. Social and educational experts may define it
differently -- and probably more generally. The best "common sense"
definition I've heard goes something like this: Gender equity exists when
male athletes would be willing to trade their benefits with those of female
athletes (and vice versa) and still feel that they are being treated
equitably. Now....how many males in Div. I or Div. II athletic programs
would ever be happy with such a switch??!! Probably only those who
compete in conjunction with females (e.g., track athletes) or those who
compete in neglected "minor" sports.
Kristen Galles, Equity Legal.
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