Today is the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the law that bans sex discrimination in any educational program receiving federal funding. Here’s the state of women’s athletics since the landmark legislation passed.
Title IX is best known for its impact on athletics, but it applies to all educational activities. The full text reads: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity.
Patsy Mink was the principle author of Title IX.