Thursday, May 17, 2012

More on SHARP conference

Erin mentioned briefly that she attended the Title IX conference at the University of Michigan last week. Here is more coverage of the event and the issues discussed. We were happy to see that discussion on ways to remedy racial discrimination in athletics were often at the forefront.
Also of note for parents, coaches, students, and activists out there: the Women's Sports Foundation is collecting your pictures of inequities. Nancy Hogshead-Makar announced that people should "send photographs of physical inequities between boys’ and men’s athletics versus girls’ and women’s in facilities, equipment, uniforms and travel to"
I have a feeling people at WSF are going to be looking at a lot of photos of softball and baseball fields! (And maybe some not-so-nice locker rooms.)