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What should we take from Miller's firing?
by Title IX Blog
posted December 18, 2014 at 7:32pm

This post will start cynical  (it has not been a great week for discrimination against women in sports) but I will try to end on an up(ish) note.So we can now add to the list of things that will get female coaches fired/dismissed/forced into retireme...more

Court asked to reconsider NU lawsuit
by Title IX Blog
posted December 15, 2014 at 10:18am

The student whose lawsuit against Northwestern University was dismissed last month has asked the court to reconsider or vacate its decision based on new evidence. The initial dismissal was due to a lack of evidence that NU showed deliberate indifference i...more

Lesbian Basketball Players Sue Pepperdine
by Title IX Blog
posted December 14, 2014 at 6:42pm

Two basketball players sued Pepperdine University this week, alleging that their coach and their academic advisor harassed and discriminated against them on the basis of their sexual orientation and the perception that they were in a relationship with eac...more

Transgender student denied bathroom access in Virginia
by Title IX Blog
posted December 13, 2014 at 3:46pm

It has been a week of adults fighting over and making decisions about where children can go to the bathroom and change their clothes.First it was the Minnesota State High School League (which we wrote about here and here; check out UIowa PhD candidate Cat...more

Bullied cheerleader commits suicide
by Title IX Blog
posted December 8, 2014 at 10:45pm

A tragedy last week in California when a 12-year old boy killed himself after experiencing repeated bullying because of his participation on the cheerleading team.His parents had gone to the school on multiple occasions to report the bullying and recently...more

Some Thoughts about UVA, Rolling Stone, and Title IX
by Title IX Blog
posted December 7, 2014 at 3:32pm

Yesterday Rolling Stone issued a statement that essentially retracts its November 19 story about a fraternity-organized gang rape of a student named Jackie at the University of Virginia.  We know now that the gang rape could not have, for logistical ...more

Another anti-trans ad in Minnesota
by Title IX Blog
posted December 5, 2014 at 10:01am

The Minnesota State High School League meets tonight to discuss their policy for the inclusion of transgender students in sports. And earlier this week, the Minnesota non-profit Child Protection League Action went back in transphobic action with a second ...more

Swarthmore Litigation Resolves as College Vacates Disciplinary Committee's Findings Against Student
by Title IX Blog
posted December 3, 2014 at 10:43pm

Earlier this year, we blogged about a male student's lawsuit against Swarthmore College, alleging bias in the college disciplinary proceeding that found him responsible for sexual assault and lead to his expulsion.  Swarthmore had vigorously defended...more

New Guidance from Department of Education Reins In Single-Sex Classes
by Title IX Blog
posted December 2, 2014 at 11:55pm

Yesterday the Department of Education released new guidance clarifying the extent to which Title IX permits public elementary and secondary schools to offer single-sex classes and extracurricular activities. In 2006, after Congress passed the No Child Lef...more

The UNESO-WTA Partnership for Global Gender Equality: The partnership that never was?
by The Rabbit Hole
posted December 2, 2014 at 11:54pm

Former WTA CEO, Larry Scott and Billie Jean King.In 2006, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) collaborated with the Women's Tennis Association in a "landmark partnership" for global gender equality.  It was t...more

C’mon Barbie – Girls Can’t Code?
by Pretty Tough
posted November 20, 2014 at 10:05am

In a picture book ironically titled “Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer,” readers  are invited into the iconic character’s kitchen, where she sits at the table working on a game she’s creating to teach kids how com...more

Huntsville-Alabama Title IX case and how we understand violence and athletes
by Title IX Blog
posted November 15, 2014 at 12:41pm

Erin has already written about the sexual assault case in Huntsville, but I want to put it in the larger context of what I have been seeing, thinking, and discussing.  We have been hearing a lot about sexual assault and intercollegiate football of la...more

OCR Finds Title IX Violations at Princeton
by Title IX Blog
posted November 7, 2014 at 10:10am

The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights announced yesterday that it has entered into a resolution agreement with Princeton University after finding that the university violated Title IX in the manner on which it handled reports of sexual ass...more

Alcorn State Football Player Remains Eligible Depsite Prior Sex Offense
by Title IX Blog
posted November 5, 2014 at 9:54am

Inside Higher Education reported today about the controversy surrounding football player Jamil Cooks who was recruited by Alcorn State after committing sexual assault at his prior institution, the Air Force Academy.  This week the NCAA confirmed that...more

Spurs beat Mavericks 101-100 in Becky Hammon's coaching debut
by Swish Appeal
posted October 29, 2014 at 1:39pm

The NBA's defending champs start their 2014-15 season on the right foot as Hammon begins her career as an assistant coach. The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Dallas Mavericks 101-100, where they shot 52.9% from the field, and also made 14-of-28 of thei...more

Former University of Toledo Softball Coach Files Discrimination Suit
by Title IX Blog
posted October 28, 2014 at 1:29pm

Last week, the former softball coach at the University of Toledo filed a Title IX lawsuit against the institution in federal court, alleging that she was the victim of sex discrimination and retaliation and seeking damages and reinstatement to the positio...more

Bodypaint shocker Down Under with Women's Health
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted October 21, 2014 at 9:10pm

Regular readers will know I often bemoan the lack of an Irish or British magazine as good as the Australian editon of Women's Health. So you might understand how taken-aback I was to read WH had semi-naked bodypainted models parading around at the 'I...more

Another California School District Settles Title IX Case Over Harassment and Discrimination of Transgender Student
by Title IX Blog
posted October 17, 2014 at 11:22pm

The Department of Education announced this week that it has entered into a resolution agreement with the Downey Unified School District. The Department had been investigating a complaint filed on behalf of a transgender student who has consistently assert...more

In my inbox: Trans students at women's colleges
by Title IX Blog
posted October 16, 2014 at 9:02pm

It was a trans-centric day for my email inbox.First I received this petition from change.org asking Smith College to adopt a more trans-inclusive admissions policy. This is somewhere similar to a petition from last year that was protesting the denial of a...more

Comparing Universities' Response to Charges of Sexual Assault -- What a Difference a Year Makes?
by Title IX Blog
posted October 15, 2014 at 9:41am

Last week, the day after he came off the bench to lead the University of Florida to a 10-9 victory over Tennessee, quarterback Treon Harris was accused of sexually assaulting a female student on campus in the early morning of Sunday, October 5.  The ...more

When will we see an NBA game where women coach both teams and see an all-female officiating crew?
by Swish Appeal
posted October 13, 2014 at 1:06pm

Women have made a number of notable strides this past summer in the NBA as coaches and officials. With that in mind, how far away are we from seeing games when we will see NBA games that are fully coached and officiated by women? In the NBA, we have se...more

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