Gender Equality

Guts & Glory: Remembering an Early Victory in the Dawn of Title IX’s Passage

© 1976 Chris K. Ernst “Turn around and bend over.” March 3rd, 1976. Nearly 40 years ago, one of my teammates, wielding a Yale-blue magic marker, stood poised to inscribe my back as I prepared to join a protest destined to make history. Not that I thought for a moment that would be the outcome. As far as I was concerned, I was joining in solidarity with the rest of my crew to protest a perceived inequity. I had never done anything like that before in my long life of seventeen years, but wasn’t questioning authority part of one’s college curriculum? I was six months into my love affair with the sport of rowing, a freshman at Yale. I loved being a member of the women’s crew. […]

March 3rd, 2015|Gender Equality, Sports, Title IX|

Let’s Put Our Money Where It Matters to Our Daughters

I don’t pretend to know the answer to the NCAA’s mess regarding the big money that men’s college basketball and football bring to a plethora of universities across the country. But I do know that, nearly four decades since I started college, women’s athletic programs are still underfunded and undervalued. […]

January 21st, 2015|Empowering Women, Gender Equality, Parenting, Sports, Title IX|
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