[EDEQUITY] "gender equity "definitions

From: Kristen Galles (kgalles@erols.com)
Date: Mon Jun 19 2000 - 10:07:39 EDT

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    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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