Title IX, the portion of the 1972 education amendment which essentially created women’s athletics as we know them today, turns 40 years old. ABC News has a great article on the historic legislation.
To quote Title IX:
“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 receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Happy birthday, Title IX!