[EDEQUITY] Gender Equity

From: Linda Purrington (lpurring@earthlink.net)
Date: Thu Nov 30 2000 - 15:44:05 EST

Regarding gender equity and level playing fields, Peggy Weeks wrote: "I
might also add that in order for us to totally match experiences, let's
have the ganders fight for a civil rights law for years and wait for two
extra years after its passage to see implementing regulations to "allow"
them to have sanctioned athletics at all..." and some other points
(great points!), which nevertheless did not yet include the experience
of being raped and then laughed off campus for being "promiscuous" or
getting pregnant and having a child and being told she will have to go to
continuation school "because she is an embarrassment to the community."
There is only the beginning of equality here. If you want to see why,
take a look at the AAUW's milestone report on the Office for Civil
Rights's nonenforcement of Title IX, just issued--and not very cheerful.
We need to roll up our sleeves and provide public education on Title IX.
Can we start with a forum discussion on the AAUW report?

Linda Purrington
Title IX Advocates

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