The Title IX Bloggers led our friends in a 40-mile bike ride to commemorate the day. We had some uphill climbs in the first half of the ride, which we attributed to the Tower Amendment and the Reagan years, and came upon an unexpected road closure, which felt like a good metaphor for Grove City College. But we didn't let that stop us -- Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988 -- and got to enjoy some sweet downhill sections on the way home, which reminded us of some of the litigation victories Title IX has produced in its later years -- cases like Cohen, Franklin, Jackson, and Communities for Equity. In the end the ride turned out to be a few miles more than our intended 40, which seems right because Title IX's struggle doesn't stop at the 40th anniversary.
Here are some links to more coverage of the Title IX's 40th anniversary:
- NPR's Weekend Edition has this story on remaining gender stereotypes in vocational education, as well as this one about persistent disparities in athletics.
- The Daily Beast covers how President's Obama's relates to Title IX, in part through his daughters' basketball team.
- General coverage and commentary (mostly sports-related) in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kansas City Star, Philadelphia Inquirer, Long Beach Press-Telegram, and the Boston Herald. Numerous local papers are also carrying Title IX stories today.
- And don't forget ESPN's impressive programming schedule!