Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Anita Hill weighs in on Title IX
Professor Anita Hill, guest columnist for The Boston Globe, has a column about the benefits of Title IX this week. She touches upon some of effects, specific and general. For example, that the Rutgers women's basketball team got a prime time slot on ESPN and will be featured on the station four times in the coming month. She also cites research that has shown the benefits of sports and other physical activities for girls--activities that have grown since the passage of Title IX 35 years ago. She may not say much that is new about the benefits and effects of Title IX, but at a time when the legislation is being consistently attacked, a high-profile lawyer and scholar supporting it in a major newspaper is a good thing.