What opportunities did you have that your mother or grandmother didn't? What opportunities does your daughter or niece have that you didn't? As I've been sharing my latest book, THE KEEPER, with readers, athletes, students, and community members, I've heard so many stories.
Like the local coach who grew up before Title IX and was the only girl on the basketball team and had to use a janitor's closet for a locker room.
Or the university coach who is the winningest team in her school's history, but the university only refers to her as the "winningest female coach" so she doesn't overshadow the "winningest male [football] coach."
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Title IX is the law that prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded institutions, which includes schools and universities. Title IX was passed in 1972, and soon, women and girls started seeing more teams, more leagues, and more opportunities to participate in sports and higher learning.