Newsweek ran an interview this past weekend with Jessica Gavora of the College Sports Council.
I am not going to pick on every little thing she said but I do want to point out two things that struck me.
First, Gavora claims repeatedly that it's not Title IX she is against, per se, it is the proportionality "quota." Her anti-proportionality stance leads to her comments that the financial burdens of football and men's basketball are not the problem, rather it's the meticulous counting of opportunities that result in the cuts to men's programs. She divorces the issue of finance from the discussion of opportunity which, of course, it cannot be.
Second, she takes issue with women's sports advocates who argue that the interest survey is flawed. Gavora believes we are asking the "university to create interest" when our real argument is that the university, itself a site of gender discrimination, should not continue to discriminate by using a method of assessing interest that cannot even begin to deconstruct the way our society has created, in its own interest, gender roles that clearly steer young men and women toward different activities.