Forget about sports for a moment. After all, Title IX—the 1972 law barring sex discrimination in federally funded educational programs—was not just about field hockey. Indeed, the grievance that generated the statute in the first place didn't even mention athletics; it was a class-action complaint on behalf of all women in higher education in America, charging unfair treatment in such realms as admissions, financial aid, hiring, promotion, and salary. Students across the country testified about being rejected from programs of study that allowed only a slim number of slots to be "taken from" men; female faculty told of being repeatedly passed over for promotions because they were not perceived as... More >>>